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.

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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 ]

15 responses to “2012 BMW M5 clocks in at 1:12.9 minutes on Hockenheim”

  1. Mohammed Almomen says:

    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 :)

  2. BMW The Best says:

    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

  3. BMW The Best says:

    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?

  4. Arwar says:

    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?

  5. Mateo says:

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

  6. wazon says:

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

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