Well, well, well, it appears BMW has underrated its latest M-division product.That’s the 2018 BMW M5, and dyno testing shows it’s making more power than marketed.
BMW states the F90 model produces 600 horsepower and 533 pound-ft of torque. But, when AMS Performance of Illinois strapped the vehicle to the dyno, it made 625 hp and 608 lb-foot of torque in the wheels. A conservative crank figure might be approaching 700 horses.
AMS performed a fifth-gear run in most-wheel drive and Sport Plus mode to offer the best run. Compared, a sixth-gear rear-wheel-drive Sport Plus run only achieved 593 wheel horsepower and 578 lb-foot torque.
Even so, individuals figures continue to be only slightly off BMW’s estimates in the crank. Clearly, the M5 is seriously benefiting from the brand new xDrive system, BMW’s rear-biased AWD system. However, its -60 miles per hour duration of 3.2 seconds also most likely has something related to the car’s diet. Even with the brand new AWD system, the 2018 M5 weighs roughly identical to the old vehicle at 4,370 pounds.
Regardless of the pumped-up figures just a little white-colored horsepower lies from BMW, it is the engagement component that wowed us during our first test from the 2018 M5 recently. Gone was the substitute feeling in the previous M5 in support of a far more natural approach. More power is definitely fun, however the M5 is once more an activity sedan to become revered.