BMW M5 vs BMW M3

Picture of BMW M3 (E36)
Picture of BMW M5 (E39)
Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M5 (E39)
Engine layout 3.2 l R64.9 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 321 / 317400 / 395
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258500 / 369
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1474 / 32501795 / 3957
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 218 / 215223 / 220

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M5 (E39)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s5.1 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s16.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.6 s11.8 s
0 - 100 mph 12.5 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.6 s @ 88.9 mph9.3 s @ 92.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.1 s @ 109.4 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.57 g (6 m/s²)0.60 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M5 (E39)
Track Performance 300273
Straight line speed 623800
Total 9231073

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?