Tom Cruise's rides in new 'Mission: Impossible' movie are pretty badass

BMWs galore
by Vijay Pattni | Jun 9, 2018

Entirely fictional IMF agent Ethan Hunt–played in the Mission: Impossible movies by Tom Cruise–will be ‘reinforced’ by a BMW M5 in the next installment, dubbed Fallout.

Hell, any human being, fictional or indeed real-life, would be ‘reinforced’ by a BMW M5. Because it has nigh-on 600hp and four-wheel-drive with a rear-bias and is obscenely fast. Our UK colleagues recently concluded that it’s “the best M5 since the E39. A true super sedan with character and ability.”

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So, ‘reinforced.’ Yes. Terrifying? Perhaps in the wrong hands.

Cruise however–as we know here at Top Gear–isn’t exactly ‘the wrong hands.’ Indeed, when we caught up with his M:I co-star Simon Pegg recently, we asked him the core ingredient of filming a good movie car chase. His answer?

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“Tom Cruise. He’s such a good driver,” Pegg laughed.

That, he is. BMW has long supplied cars for the M:I franchise, and you might recall the chase from Rogue Nation where Cruise pilots a BMW M3 BACKWARDS down a staircase. (Which, incidentally, gave Pegg whiplash. The joys of being a co-driver.)

The M5 will be joined by a simply gorgeous 1986 5-Series sedan, a 7-Series, and a BMW R nineT Scrambler bike.

Is the M5 the right choice for an entirely fictional IMF agent, or does he need something else? Fire in below…

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NOTE: This article first appeared on Minor edits have been made. 

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