M5board’s members take the new F10 BMW M5 to an airbase where they pit the super sporty M5 against the previous generation E60 M5.
Without using any sophisticated equipment to record the times, the two drivers reveal something we expected: on a straight line, the new F10 M5 is significantly faster than the E60.
The F10 M5 is powered by a high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged that uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. It comes in both manual and 7-speed DCT transmission.
The E60 M5, introduced in 2005, was powered by a V10 naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The 4,999 cc V10 S85 engine was redlining at 8250 rpm, and developing a peak output of 500 horsepower and 520 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque. The BMW M5, along with the E63/64 BMW M6, were designed to use the new Getrag SMG III single-clutch seven speed semi-automatic transmission.