Road Tests Real world tests of Camaro SS vs BMW M5

0-60mph

Top speed

Camaro SS Coupe
155 mph
M5 (E60)
155 mph

0-100mph

M5 (E60)
9.2 s

1/4 mile

M5 (E60)
12.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Chevrolet Camaro SS

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

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Bigger engine 6,162 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Slightly more torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,860 lb vs 4,066 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of BMW M5

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BMW M5 (E60)

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Way more expensive sticker price $81k vs $30k Around 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 12.3 s vs 13.1 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4.1 s vs 4.7 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Way higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 6,600 RPM 25% more revs
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 8.13 lb/hp vs 9.06 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Camaro SS  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Chevrolet BMW
Price 30,245 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2005
Highway mileage 24 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.06 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,162 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.7:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 103 in / 0 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Camaro SS  vs
BMW M5 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 10.7 s 9.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.01:1
2: 2.07:1
3: 1.43:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.84:1
6: 0.57:1
7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.45:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 203 216/? 457
Rear wheels 508/? 229 241/? 457

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,860 lb 4,066 lb
Width 75.5 in 72.7 in
Height 54.2 in 57.8 in
Length 190.4 in 191.5 in
Front track width 63.7 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 112.3 in 113.7 in
Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
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BMW M5 (E60)
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