BMW has always had a reputation of underrating its cars performance figures so it’s not never really a shock when publications end up returning a quicker 0 to 60 mph time during their test drives.
Apparently, that’s happening with the new 2012 BMW M5.
Officially, BMW says that the new 560-hp 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 in the M5 pushes the high-performance sedan from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds when mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic.
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It turns out the CARandDRIVER got something a little better. What did they return? 3.7 seconds! Now that’s what we’re talking about. If that time holds true, the new 2012 BMW M5 is quicker than the Cadillac CTS-V Sedan, which runs a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds.
Now all we need is a Nurburgring lap time and we’re good to go.
Refresher: The 2012 BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4L V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo (consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology) making 560-hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 502 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm. Mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic (with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters), the 2012 BMW M5 goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 13 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph or 190 mph with M Driver’s Package.
– By: Omar Rana