Video: Super sedan showdown features BMW M5 vs Porsche Panamera GTS

In the latest episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman put the 2013 BMW M5 against the new 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS. Both sedans are two of the most powerful 4-doors on the road right now – but the question is – which one is the best on straights and winding roads.

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Find out after the jump.


  • Porsche Panamera GTS: Power for the 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS comes from a modified 4.8 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine making 430-hp at 6,700 rpm with a maximum torque of 384 lb-ft. The engine is mated to the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission in the Sport Chrono package, which comes standard. That allows 0 to 60 mph to come in just 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 178 mph.
  • BMW M5: The 2013 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 4.3 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