BMW M5 vs Ford Sierra XR8

Picture of Ford Sierra XR8
Picture of BMW M5 (E34)
Category Ford Sierra XR8BMW M5 (E34)
Engine layout 4.9 l V83.5 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 218 / 215315 / 311
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 330 / 243360 / 266
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1275 / 28111670 / 3682
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 171 / 169189 / 186

Performance

Category Ford Sierra XR8BMW M5 (E34)
Top speed 231 kph (144 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 6.7 s6.3 s
0 - 100 mph 17.8 s14.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.3 s @ 80.8 mph10.2 s @ 84.5 mph

Summary

Category Ford Sierra XR8BMW M5 (E34)
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 312400
Total 312400

Verdict

M5 is the fastest by considerable margin.

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