Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera Turbo S vs BMW M5

0-60mph

Panamera Turbo S M5 (E60) @ fastestlaps.com

Top speed

M5 (E60)
155 mph
Panamera Turbo S M5 (E60) @ fastestlaps.com

0-100mph

Panamera Turbo S M5 (E60) @ fastestlaps.com

1/4 mile

M5 (E60)
12.3 s
Panamera Turbo S M5 (E60) @ fastestlaps.com

Nurburgring time

M5 (E60)
8:12.90
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera Turbo S

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 155 mph 35 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.3 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7.7 s vs 9.2 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
More expensive sticker price $219k vs $81k Around 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:52.0 vs 8:12.90 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Slightly faster to 200kph 11.9 s vs 13.5 s More than 10% faster to 200kph
Side view of BMW M5

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BMW M5 (E60)

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Way higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 6,700 RPM Around 25% more revs
Lighter curb weight 4,066 lb vs 4,389 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo S  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Porsche BMW
Price 218,869 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.1 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.3 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,389 lb 4,066 lb
Width 76 in 72.7 in
Height 55.8 in 57.8 in
Length 195.7 in 191.5 in
Front track width 65.2 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 115 in 113.7 in

road tests

Panamera Turbo S  vs
BMW M5 
Top speed 190 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 9.2 s
0-200kph 11.9 s 13.5 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 8:12.90
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.30 1:16.6

transmission

Drivetrain AWD RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Gear ratios
1: 5.97:1
2: 3.31:1
3: 2.01:1
4: 1.37:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.81:1
7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.35 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 20 216/? 457
Rear wheels Unknown/? 20 241/? 457
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