Photoshoot: Yas Marina Blue BMW F10 M5 vs Snapper Rocks Blue BMW F90 M5

BMW M5, Tuning | May 13th, 2018 by 7
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As BMW F90 M5s are just hitting global dealerships, the guys at IND Distribution thought it would be interesting to pit the new M5 with …

As BMW F90 M5s are just hitting global dealerships, the guys at IND Distribution thought it would be interesting to pit the new M5 with its older brother. They’ve brought together a gorgeous Yas Marina Blue BMW F10 M5 and pitted it placed it next to the all-new Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic exterior finish.

The outgoing BMW F10 M5 is powered by the 4.4 Liter BMW TwinTurbo S63B44TÜ engine, delivers 560 horsepower (412 kW) and maximum torque of 502 lb-ft (680 Newton meters). The current-generation M5 will make the acceleration run from 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in a speedy 4.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). However, an unrestricted (limiter removed) BMW F10 M5 can hit a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

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On the other hand, the BMW F90 M5 brings forth an evolution of the S63 from the previous generation. It brings the same 4.4 Liter displacement, but in the F90 M5, according to factory specifications, it delivers 600 horsepower and 553lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed M steptronic automatic transmission is used to handle the additional horsepower and torque, sending power, when needed, to all four wheels. In turn, this allows the M5 of this generation to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 3.2 seconds.

Recently, IND took their F90 M5 to a dyno test, yielding some impressive results. After the break-in period was complete, the tuner took their beautiful Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic BMW M5 over to AMS Performance. Curious to see how accurate the BMW horsepower and torque numbers were on the car while still 100% stock, the tuner hopped on the scales then Dynojet and soon found out. The BMW F90 M5 weighs in at 4268lbs (1935kg) with approximately 7/8ths full of 93 octane gas. BMW estimates the curb weight at 4370lbs (1982kg).

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After the weigh-in was done, it was time to put this beast on the dyno. Thanks to some chili Illinois weather that morning, the BMW M5 posted some rather impressive numbers. IND’s best run was in 5th gear/AWD/Sport Plus – a surprising 625 wheel horsepower and 608 lb/ft torque. According to the tuner, in all settings, the power was linear and the difference between Sport Plus and Efficient only being about 15 horsepower. Additionally, IND did one run in 6th gear in full RWD/Sport Plus mode, and hit the speed limiter at about 152mph/244kph, power maxing out at 593 wheel horsepower and 578 lb/ft torque. Truly amazing numbers!

Overall, the F90 M5 is a logical evolutionary step forward over the F10 M5. It brings forth more power, more torque and less weight, combined with improved handling and an all-wheel-drive system. Visually, it looks cleaner and crisper, as you can see in the media gallery right below.

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