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by Karl Peskett

BMW has allowed famous UK journalist Chris Harris behind the wheel of its 2012 F10 M5 prototype for a bit of, ahem, cold weather testing.

Just a few days after BMW released its M5 teaser video, EVO set Harris the task of evaluating the new M5, and his first impressions were good.

“It felt like an M-car in the correct sense: purposeful, but not too aggressive,” says Harris. “To me this car feels like its DNA has been drawn from the E39 M5. It’s a less frenzied machine than the one it replaces: it has torque and flexibility but still the killer pace every M5 owner requires. Something will need to go badly wrong between now and the end of 2011 for the finished car to be anything but a triumph.”