Road Tests Real world tests of Challenger SRT8 392 vs BMW M5

0-60mph

Top speed

M5 (E60)
155 mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

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Faster top speed 170 mph vs 155 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM vs 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,424 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 30% bigger engine
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Faster in the quarter mile 12.3 s vs 13.7 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4.1 s vs 4.9 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Way higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 6,400 RPM Around 30% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Challenger SRT8 392  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Dodge BMW
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2005
Highway mileage 15 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.81 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 6,200 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 470 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 6,400 RPM 8,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,424 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 3.58 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in

road tests

Challenger SRT8 392  vs
BMW M5 
Top speed 170 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.9 s 4.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain LX Platform RWD w/ESP RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.58:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.41:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.83:1
6: 1:1
7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.06:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,140 lb 4,066 lb
Width 75.7 in 72.7 in
Height 57 in 57.8 in
Length 197.7 in 191.5 in
Front track width 63 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 116 in 113.7 in
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
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