Road Tests Real world tests of Lexus LFA vs BMW M5

0-60mph

Lexus LFA
3.6 s
M5 (E60)
4.1 s
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Top speed

Lexus LFA
201 mph
M5 (E60)
155 mph
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0-100mph

Lexus LFA
7.8 s
M5 (E60)
9.2 s
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Top Gear track time

Lexus LFA
1:22.80
M5 (E60)
1:26.20

1/4 mile

Lexus LFA
11.6 s
M5 (E60)
12.3 s
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Nurburgring time

Lexus LFA
7:38.0
M5 (E60)
8:12.90

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lexus LFA

Reasons to consider the
Lexus LFA

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Faster top speed 201 mph vs 155 mph 46 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:22.80 vs 1:26.20 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster in the quarter mile 11.6 s vs 12.3 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $81k Around 4.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 7.8 s vs 9.2 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 3,540 lb vs 4,066 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly more powerful engine 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,250 RPM Around 10% more revs
Faster to 200kph 11.4 s vs 13.5 s More than 15% faster to 200kph
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BMW M5 (E60)

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Slightly more torque 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM vs 355 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 4,800 cc Around 5% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Lexus LFA  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Lexus BMW
Price 375,875 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2005
Highway mileage 21 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.4 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 355 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V10 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.11 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,540 lb 4,066 lb
Width 74.6 in 72.7 in
Height 48 in 57.8 in
Length 177.4 in 191.5 in
Front track width 62.2 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 63.2 in 113.7 in

road tests

Lexus LFA  vs
BMW M5 
Top speed 201 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.6 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 7.8 s 9.2 s
0-200kph 11.4 s 13.5 s
Top gear time 1:22.80 1:26.20
20.6km nurburgring time 7:38.0 8:12.90
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.0 1:16.6

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Torsen LSD, TC, VSC RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.23:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.61:1
4: 1.23:1
5: 0.97:1
6: 0.8:1
7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.42:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 216/? 457
Rear wheels 508/? 292 241/? 457
Lexus LFA
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