A 2019 BMW M5 Competition has lapped the Nurburgring in an extremely impressive 7:35.90 at the hands of a driver from Sport Auto.
The M5 Competition was unveiled by the automaker last year and like the ‘standard’ M5, is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Grunt from this engine has been increased to 617 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque for its use in the Competition model. An all-wheel drive system comes standard alongside an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Previous videos have shown the M5 Competition to be an absolute animal when it comes to accelerating off the line. BMW says that it only requires 3.3-seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill but under perfect conditions, we think even quicker times are possible. The run to 124 mph (200 km/h) takes 10.8 seconds.
Nobody should be surprised to see new M5 Competitions beating supercars down the drag strip. What is quite surprising is seeing how fast the car is around the world’s most infamous racetrack when in the hands of an independent third party, not the company’s own testing team.
A time of 7:35 puts the BMW in quite rare company. Other vehicles tested by Sport Auto at the circuit to achieve similar times include the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo, and McLaren 650S Spider. The time is roughly three seconds behind the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, 10 seconds slower than the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, and about 14-seconds behind the sedan record holder, Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8 with its 7:21.23.