The legendary BMW M5 Sedan shattered the Guinness World Record for
longest sustained drift at the BMW Performance Center near Greenville,
South Carolina on Saturday, May 11, 2013, with BMW Performance Center
Instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel.
The record-breaking
attempt generated over $20,000 in charitable donations benefitting The
BMW Charity Pro-Am.
The M5 exceeded the previous record set in February in Abu Dhabi by
47.71 miles. A total of 322.5 laps were completed around the 841-foot
(circumference) Performance Center skid pad, providing a total
distance-travelled of 51.278 miles.

The M-DCT transmission-equipped 2013 BMW M5 Sedan was an unmodified
car from the BMW Performance Center school fleet which began the
record attempt with a fresh set of Continental ContiSport ultra-high
performance tires (sizes 255/30/20 front, 295/30/20 rear).

Saturday’s drift record attempt signaled the kick-off to a week of
events leading up to the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Over $20,000 was raised
for the BMW Charity Pro-Am which benefits over 150 different
charities. Public attendees to the record attempt enjoyed drives in
new BMW vehicles including the M6 Coupe, and many received a "hot lap"
ride from one the BMW Performance Center Instructors.

Source: BMW