The magazine numbers are in. In the December issue of Car and Driver, the US magazine reports that the new BMW M5 ran 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. From 0 to 100 mph, the M5 only needed 8.3 seconds. But even more impressive, the F10 M5 runs the quarter mile in 12.0 seconds reaching 122mph.
BMW has moved on with the new F10 M5 from naturally aspirated engines to a TwinPower turbocharged V8. The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, Valvetronic variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold.
The M5 tested by Car and Driver uses the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In comparison, same magazine tested the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG which ran 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and the quarter-mile in 12.0 seconds . The E63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and it was equipped with the Performance package that increases the power to 550 hp and torque to 590 lb-ft at 2000 rpm.
Expect more M5 performance reviews in the upcoming weeks, and look at newsstands for the December issue of Car and Driver.