• BMW M5 runs the quarter mile in 11.78 seconds

The new BMW M5 marked the first time the company ever used a turbocharged engine for that specific model and the added boost was worth it, providing the 4.4-liter V8 with a galloping 560 HP at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and a 502 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 rpm. Much to our surprise, though, BMW failed to offer a wide variety of performance numbers for their new sports sedan, leaving the ball in the customers’ court as to how fast the M5 could really go. Lucky for us, an owner of the new M5 was kind enough to share some of his performance times.

This owner recently took his M5 to a local drag strip, pulling in a time of 11.92 seconds at 119 mph with a 1.9 sixty foot. This was only his first attempt, however, as after getting used to the launch control, he managed to improve his time to 11.78 seconds at 119 mph with 1.85 sixty foot. He said that his M5 was bone stock, including the tires and air pressure.

This adds to the BMW M5’s already stellar performance numbers of 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and its Nurburgring lap time of 7:55, as well as its top speed of 190 mph.


Source: M5 Post

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  (100) posted on 09.27.2012

Wow, that’s great! 11.78 seconds? Only super cars can do that.

  (119) posted on 09.26.2012

Looks like those twin turbos are a good combination with the 4.4 liter v8. Nice performance for an m5.

  (116) posted on 09.26.2012

Can this record surpass the supercar’s speed ?

  (57) posted on 09.24.2012

I never thought that this car can be that powerful.

  (105) posted on 09.23.2012

I think because of this performance, we can now consider it as a super car.

  (86) posted on 09.20.2012

I can’t believe this! It looks really bulky yet it was able to run a quarter mile with almost 12 second. This has something to do with the engine.

  (778) posted on 09.20.2012

Hey, isn’t hard to achieve lower than twelve seconds on a quarter mile? Well, impressive for a sedan like this M5.

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