BMW M5 vs BMW M3

Picture of BMW M3 (E36)
Picture of BMW M5 (E39)
Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M5 (E39)
Engine type R6V8
Max power 321 ps (317 bhp)400 ps (395 bhp)
Max torque 350 Nm (258 lb-ft)500 Nm (369 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1474 kg (3250 lbs)1795 kg (3957 lbs)
Power / tonne 218 ps (215 bhp)223 ps (220 bhp)

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M5 (E39)
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s5.1 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s16.9 s
0 - 100 mph 12.5 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.4 s @ 86.4 mph9.1 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.1 s @ 109.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.6 s11.8 s
Est. max acceleration 0.56 g (6 m/s²)0.61 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M5 (E39)
Track Performance 300273
Straight line speed 615800
Total 9151073

Verdict

M5 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Anonymous  12y ago

does anybody have a lay out of hockenheim short i could see? ive never seen it before. it sounds like a really fun track:)


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Hossam  12y ago

Why is there no "track performace" figure for the E39 M5?