It's taken awhile for BMW to come out with an M5 that can match the performance of a Model S, but the day has finally come, according to tests conducted by Car And Driver.
Is there a new king in town or not? Let's go with not.
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The new 2018 BMW M5 features a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Car and Driver recently tested it out and found that it can zip from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds. The automotive publication states:
"In 2.8 seconds you’re at 60 mph and in 10.9 you’re whisked through the quarter-mile at 129 mph."
"That makes the new M5 the quickest sedan we’ve ever tested, tying a Tesla Model S P90D to 60 mph but pulling ahead by 100 mph and in the quarter-mile."
What Car and Driver fails to mention is that it's never tested the Tesla Model S P100D, which is quicker to 60 MPH than the P90D and thus quicker than the new 2018 BMW M5 too.
So, worry not Tesla and electric car fans. The new 2018 BMW M5 has no chance of being the quickest sedan available. That title still easily is held by the Tesla Model S P100D.
Source: Car and Driver