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.
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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.