BMW 540i vs VW Passat W8

Picture of VW Passat W8 (B5)
Picture of BMW 540i
Category VW Passat W8 (B5)BMW 540i
Max power (ps / bhp) 275 / 271286 / 282
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273440 / 325
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1730 / 38141660 / 3660
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 159 / 157172 / 170

Performance

Category VW Passat W8 (B5)BMW 540i
0 - 100 kph 6.5 s6.4 s
0 - 60 mph 6.4 s5.7 s
1/4 mile 14.5 s @ 95.1 mph14.3 s @ 96.9 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)

Summary

Category VW Passat W8 (B5)BMW 540i
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 363400
Total 363400

Verdict

540i is the fastest by a small margin.

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hostboy  3y ago

The Passat W8 was the original GS F. It had M5 traits but performed more like high-level sub-M5.