2012 BMW M5 clocks in at 1:12.9 minutes on Hockenheim

BMW M5, Featured Posts | November 19th, 2011 by 15

German magazine Sport Auto takes the new 2012 BMW M5 to Hockenheim and clocks the super sporty sedan at 1:12.9 minutes. The 560 horsepower vehicle …

German magazine Sport Auto takes the new 2012 BMW M5 to Hockenheim and clocks the super sporty sedan at 1:12.9 minutes. The 560 horsepower vehicle impresses with its longitudinal dynamics and delivers an equally impressive lap time.

Previous generation E60 M5 was clocked on the same circuit at 1:15.6, while the powerful ALPINA B5 BiTurbo did a little better: 1:14.5. The competition is exactly one second slower, Mercedes CLS 63 AMG did the same lap in 1:13.9. Slightly better time was recorded by the Porsche Panamera Turbo – 1:13.7.

From 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), the F10 M5 stopped the clock at 4.1 seconds, and at 12.4 seconds, it already achieved 124 mph (200 km/h).

Same magazine reports that the M5 disappointing in the fuel consumption category. The average fuel consumption is said to be 13.1 mpg or 17.9 liters/100 km.

2012 bmw m5 wallpaper 53 655x409 2012 BMW M5 clocks in at 1:12.9 minutes on Hockenheim

Recently, Sport Auto tested the all-new and limited M3 CRT. To test the abilities and performance of the M3 CRT, Sport Auto took the ultra-sporty M3 sedan to Hockenheim. While the “regular” E90 M3 Sedan runs through a lap of Hockenheim in 1:14.6 minutes, the M3 CRT ran the same distance, with identical tires, in 1:13.6 minutes.

Prior to this, the German folks also clocked the 1M at 1:14.1 minutes, faster than the M3 Coupe with DCT gearbox, 1:14.2 minutes.

The new BMW M5 goes on sale in Spring 2012 and will be offered in the United States with both a manual and 7-speed DCT gearbox.

[Source: Sport Auto via BimmerToday ]
  • Mohammed Almomen

    from reading the article it seems the M5 got 1:13.9 and not 1:12.9 as mentioned at the start of the article :)

    • mark antar

      no, it’s actually 1:12.9

    • Faszamkivanveled

      you should go back to school and learn to read mate.

  • BMW The Best

    17.9 liters/100km isn’t disappointing at all given the fact that the car was being pushed and pushed. In normal driving conditions the new M5 will return fuel economy close to 10-10.5 liters/100 km. Finally for people who are interested in such performance cars the fuel economy isn’t top priority. It’s performance, and the new M5 provides it with a beast temper.

    But I have a request. I’ve searched the web and didn’t find the article. Could somebody please give me the link?
    Thanks in advance

    • Guest

      Dude, 17,9 is under normal conditions. Thats’s why it’s disappointing. On the track fuel consumption is much higher.

      • BMW The Best

        That’s exactly what I said.

  • BMW The Best

    By the way, I’ve searched the Sport Auto website for lap times and didn’t find anything for the new M5. Where did you get this information, dear Horatiu?

  • Arwar

    Amazing time, considering that fastest BMW on that track is just .8 seconds better (M3 GTS). Maybe a short, technical track such as Hockenheim short is where M5 shines?

  • Mateo

    why people even mention mpg figures with such cars, i want 500+hp 2ton saloon which drinks like bmw 320d!

  • wazon

    OMG, it’s faster than M3 e46 CSL at this track!!!

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