Road Tests Real world tests of Model S vs BMW M6

0-60mph

Model S
4 s
BMW M6
4.5 s

Top speed

Model S
130 mph
BMW M6
155 mph

0-100mph

Model S
9.5 s
BMW M6
9.5 s

1/4 mile

Model S
12.4 s
BMW M6
13 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Model S

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Model S

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.4 s vs 13 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4 s vs 4.5 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
More torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM vs 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,825 lb vs 4,246 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of BMW M6

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BMW M6

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Faster top speed 155 mph vs 130 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Model S  vs
BMW M6 
Brand Tesla BMW
Price 107,350 105,095
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2007-2010
City mileage 88 MPGe 18 MPG
Highway mileage 90 MPGe 12 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp 8.49 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

road tests

Model S  vs
BMW M6 
Top speed 130 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s 13 s
0-60mph 4 s 4.5 s
0-100mph 9.5 s 9.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/DSC, M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 7

engine

Air compressor None None
Fuels
Electricity
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 4,246 lb
Width 77.3 in 73 in
Height 56.5 in 54.2 in
Length 196 in 191.8 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in 109.5 in
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