Road Tests Real world tests of BMW M6 vs M5

0-60mph

BMW M6
4.5 s
M5 (E60)
4.1 s

Top speed

BMW M6
155 mph
M5 (E60)
155 mph

0-100mph

BMW M6
9.5 s
M5 (E60)
9.2 s

1/4 mile

BMW M6
13 s
M5 (E60)
12.3 s

Nurburgring time

BMW M6
8:16.52
M5 (E60)
8:12.90

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of BMW M6

Reasons to consider the
BMW M6

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More expensive sticker price $105k vs $81k Around 30% more expensive harder to own
Side view of BMW M5

Reasons to consider the
BMW M5 (E60)

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.3 s vs 13 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4.1 s vs 4.5 s Around 10% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

BMW M6  vs
M5 
Brand BMW BMW
Price 105,095 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007-2010 2005
Highway mileage 12 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.49 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V10 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,246 lb 4,066 lb
Width 73 in 72.7 in
Height 54.2 in 57.8 in
Length 191.8 in 191.5 in
Front track width 61.7 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 109.5 in 113.7 in

road tests

BMW M6  vs
M5 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.5 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 9.5 s 9.2 s
0-200kph 14 s 13.5 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:16.52 8:12.90
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.50 1:16.6

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/DSC, M Differential Lock RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.98:1
2: 2.65:1
3: 1.81:1
4: 1.39:1
5: 1.16:1
6: 1:1
7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.62:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 216/? 457
Rear wheels 483/? 241 241/? 457
BMW M6
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