BMW M5 

  • $81k
  • 2005
  • 500 HP 5.0L
  • 155 mph
The flipside of all this is that the criticisms with this car remain the same as the saloon.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)
Perhaps it's because they've got even more Q-car status (and kudos) than the saloons; you can play at conventionality by stowing a couple of Labradors or the results of a Homebase binge in the boot, yet it will still out-accelerate anything the slow side of a Porsche 911.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW M5

0-60mph

M5 (E60)
4.1 s
Leon Cupra
6.3 s

Top speed

M5 (E60)
155 mph

0-100mph

M5 (E60)
9.2 s
Leon Cupra
14.3 s

Top Gear track time

M5 (E60)
1:26.20
Leon Cupra
1:33.50

1/4 mile

M5 (E60)
12.3 s
Leon Cupra
14.6 s

Nurburgring time

M5 (E60)
8:12.90

Data points Key details of the BMW M5

Price

Horsepower

M5 (E60)
500 HP
Leon Cupra
237 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The engine really starts to wake up above 5,000rpm, but in all but the first two gears, you're in danger of losing your driving licence.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)
Not altogether unsurprisingly, the M5 Touring is identical to the saloon in most crucial areas, so you still get the 500bhp V10 engine up front, still get the electronically controlled dampers, as well as the various gearbox and power settings that transform the M5 from a car that's eyebrow-raising to hair-raising.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)

Body style

It doesn't feel like there's any extra weight hung out back, and there's no more wind noise than with the saloon version.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)
The Touring is 0.1 seconds slower than the saloon from 0-62mph, but you'll still get there in 4.8 seconds.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)

Handling

Grip levels remain good in the Touring, but the single most impressive thing about it is that you don't notice it's an estate.
by Top Gear (May, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Price $81,200
Type of car Production car
Year 2005
Highway mileage 19 MPG

power & handling

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

engine

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,066 lb
Width 72.7 in
Height 57.8 in
Length 191.5 in
Front track width 62.2 in
Wheelbase 113.7 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.1 s
0-100mph 9.2 s
0-200kph 13.5 s
Top gear time 1:26.20
20.6km nurburgring time 8:12.90
Tsukuba circuit time 1:06.56
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.6

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.99:1
  2. 2: 2.65:1
  3. 3: 1.81:1
  4. 4: 1.39:1
  5. 5: 1.16:1
  6. 6: 1:1
  7. 7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 216/? 457
Rear wheels 241/? 457
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