The new 2012 BMW M5 is very fast for a sedan. But what happens when you put the new M5 up against the brand’s fastest super bike?
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While the new M5 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 allows it to produce 552-hp, the BMW S1000RR makes a whopping 193-hp form its 999cc engine. Whopping? Well, in the biking world that’s an outstanding 925-hp per ton. That allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. In other words, it’s freaking fast.
So how does the M5 stand up to the S1000RR?
Check out the video after the jump to find out.
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