BMW M5 Competition Laps The ‘Ring In 7:35, Kills A Bird In The Process

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.

Also Read: The BMW M5 Competition Actually Has Almost 700 HP

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.

 

  • Merc1

    Doesn’t matter if it can’t match the Jag’s time. The M5 is a far better car you can actually buy.

    M

    • Ben

      Better, but saturated in the market. Nobody wants to be a “me too” car buyer. Everyone either has a Mercedes, BMW or Audi at most office spaces. A Jag is different, it sticks out. I’d pair Jaguar in the same league as Lexus, Genesis and maybe Infiniti.

      • Matteo Tommasi

        The fact is that the Jag is a 2 seater with slick tyres, roll cage and huge wing. All the others are road cars on road tyres (the Merc and the Alfa are impressively fast)

        • Jason Panamera

          I think that comparing this jag and M5 isn’t proper thing to do. It’s like comparing GT2 RS and S Class Coupe. Two different cars.

          • Merc1

            How do you think that? S Coupe and 911 GT2 RS are vastly different cars in mission and focus, this Jag and the BMW aren’t.

            M

      • Merc1

        There is a difference between exclusivity and being a sales flop. People just don’t buy Jaguars. It’s not as if people want more and can’t get them. They’re pretty and drive nice, but the engineering is done on a shoe string budget and their tech is years behind. Build quality is also lacking vs the Germans and Lexus. Jaguar doesn’t stand out for the right reasons anymore. Apparently if BMWs MBs and Audis are everywhere, most people do want to be a “me too” buyer, so you’ve just contradicted yourself there. M5s are not everywhere either. If you’re putting Jaguar in with nobodys like Infiniti and Genesis then Jag will never be are par with the Germans.

        M

        • Ben

          In my office building alone, we have like six M cars, two of which are M5. That’s just talking about performance trims. A few assistants have X3, X5, etc. I’ve noticed most of those who are purchasing the higher end BMW, Mercedes, and Audi are moving to Porsche. I’ve seen a gang of Macan, Panamera and obviously 911 popup. Why? Because everyone is driving a Mercedes, BMW and Audi.

          They’re losing their brand specialty and only retain model specialty. In fact, I’ve heard it at a graduation I went to a month ago. Two young air heads bragging about having a “benz”. Mind you they were obviously talking about CLA and GLA.

          I will admit, out of the big German three, Mercedes has kept their brand identity closes to what it used to be, but still, everyone has one nowadays. Porsche, Lexus, Genesis and Infiniti are becoming more preferable in my anecdotal experience.

  • DMax

    Nice, but I don’t get why you’d want to lap the Ring in this thing. It may be fast, but it’s still like wrestling a pig to go fast.

    • PK

      lmfao xD

  • cartube

    That phone ring….

  • sidewaysspin

    There’s always someone calling…

  • Dredd2

    the Giulia QV did it under 7.32 (nord lap)…..with 100hp less, thats a little bit embarrassing. And looks a bit better as well.

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