Is The New M5 Faster In The 0-100 Km/h Run Than BMW Says It Is?

The sixth generation BMW M5 needs no introduction. It’s neck-snapping fast, very comfortable, features the brand’s latest technology and is the first M5 ever to be offered with all-wheel drive.

Tuned by BMW’s M division, the xDrive system isn’t cutting back on the car’s drifting abilities, but rather enhances them, making the driver look good in the process.

Nonetheless, the video that we’re about to present isn’t showing the all-new M5 drifting on some track. Instead, it depicts it on the German Autobahn, in a no speed limit zone.

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You may be asking yourselves why bother with a top speed run, since we already covered it here. Ah, but this video shows the new M5 doing a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint in just 3.2sec, or 0.2sec faster than BMW’s official numbers.

The eyebrow-raiser time is then followed by the 0-200km/h (0-124mph) run in 11.3 seconds, a couple of tenths slower than BMW’s own numbers. Shortly after, the car hits the 300km/h (186mph) mark and eventually maxes out at 310km/h (193mph).

The top speed is possible due to this car being fitted with the optional M Driver’s Package, which lifts the 250 km/h (155 mph) electronic limiter and allows it to hit 305km/h (190mph). The top speed appears to have been measured via GPS, as the M5’s speedometer indicates 312km/h (194mph).

If these readings are accurate, what does it mean? A glitch in the matrix, more power than what BMW says, or an engine with a bit more power, as engine output in each engine can vary a bit from the maker’s official claims?


  • pcurve

    that was intense…

  • eb110americana

    I think that’s pretty common for BMWs, to better their factory estimates.

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    Car and Driver recorded a sprint to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds… it’s not a glitch in the matrix, more like a wormhole 🙂

  • Kagan Oztrak

    This has been the trend for BMWs since the e36 series. Underrating their engine KW and nM figures is a BMW thing.

    • botornot387

      its not just BMW. Its a German thing. All the German makes do this!

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