BMW World Records
In addition to setting the bar for luxury and sports cars, BMWs are also known for setting the bar in regards to several world records. Of course, many of these things go hand in hand. A company that consistently is pushing the limits in speed and handling is bound to have a few world records as well. Below is a list of some of the world records set by BMW cars and motorcycles. Check it out to see if there are any world records under the hood of your BMW!
World Record for Longest Drift
One of the most recent world records claimed by a BMW, the World Record for Longest Drift was achieved by the BMW M5. It’s worth noting that the Guinness Book of World Records defines a drift as a donut shape or straight line, so some drift purists bicker about the definition. However, even such purists can’t argue with the fact that any car drifting for several miles in this fashion is pretty impressive. The record for Longest Drift was previously set and held by Wang Qi in 2011, a drift that lasted 5,802.3 meters. His record was broken by a Chevrolet Camaro and the driver Abdo Feghali, with a drift that lasted close to seven miles. Both of these records were put to shame by the BMW M5 and Johan Schwartz and a drift that lasted a whopping 51.3 miles.
Most Donuts Around a Car Driving on Two Wheels in One Minute
If this very specific world record sounds one of a kind, that’s because it is. Just witnessing this feat on video is incredible, and well-worth checking out. This ten donut record was set in Chongqing, China and the stunt was a success because of the combined efforts of two great drivers. Behind the wheel of the BMW M4 was the stunt driver Zhang Shengjun, and the driver in the Mini–precariously balanced on two wheels–was Han Yue. When you see the video below, you’ll see why the crowd goes wild. One thing’s for sure, though: even if you’re a proud honor of a BMW M4, you don’t want to try this one at home.
Largest Parade of BMW Motorcycles
This world record would certainly be a sight to behold for any lover of BMW motorcycles, and you can thank Herb Anderson and Grass Roots BMW Motorcycles for achieving it. Back in 2009, two hundred and forty-one motorcycles paraded through Cape Girardeau, Missouri in late September. What makes this record truly unique is that each motorcycle was a distinct motorcycle, so there was no repetition during the parade!
Fastest Road-Legal BMW
In Germany, a BMW M5 with G-POWER set the world record for fastest car legal to be on the road. Combining the M5 with G-POWER creates a super-charged automobile with some serious power. The vehicle is able to achieve a horsepower of 730, which in turn means the sedan can reach speeds of about 211 miles per hour. All of the inner workings of the modified M5 are in accordance with ASA Automotive to create a truly record-shattering luxury sedan.