How long can you sustain a drift? A brief powerslide coming out of a corner? Perhaps all the way through the bend, or if you’re Keiichi Tsuchiya, maybe even an entire track. But you’re gonna need to hold it sideways a lot longer than that to break the world record for the longest sustained drift, which currently stands at a whopping 82.524 km – longer than the distance between Kuala Lumpur and Seremban.

However, BMW claims it has done just that, using a new F90 M5 to slide into the record books. No details have been revealed just yet, but the company has shown a new teaser video ahead of the full film’s release tomorrow, so you won’t have to wait too long to find out just how far the big super sedan travelled sideways.

Those who watched the video would’ve noticed that the F90 was being followed by a previous-gen F10 M5, and that’s due to the unique technique BMW used to sustained the drift – mid-drift refuelling.

One shot shows a person sticking out of the F10’s rear window holding a refuelling hose, and if you look closely at the rear quarter light window of the F90, you’ll see what appears to be a specially-designed fuel filler neck that would make refuelling the vehicle quicker and easier. The need to top up the tank mid-drift suggests that this will be a very long record run indeed.

It’s no surprise that the new F90 M5 was used to break the record, given that the previous benchmark was set by an F10 M5 on the skidpad at the BMW Performance Centre in Greenville, South Carolina – likely the exact same place used here – in the hands of performance driving instructor Johan Schwartz. The new car’s knack for going sideways was already showcased in a BMW UK video last week.

Of course, the record for the longest ever drift should still belong to South African motoring journalist Jesse Adams, who drifted a Toyota 86 for a total of five hours and 46 minutes. His record of 165.04 km – yes, you read that right – did, however, include changes in direction, with the drift remaining valid so long as the rear tyres were still spinning.