Numbers in action

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BMW’s official performance figures for the F10 M5 say it can see off 100km/h in 4.4 seconds. That’s pretty fast, but not blindingly so. However, US-based Motor Trend recently tested the M5 and:

“We recorded a 0-60-mph time for the previous M5 at 4.1 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 12.5 seconds at 115.3 mph. Those seem like fast numbers until you consider the newer car runs to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and gets through the quarter in 11.9 seconds at 120.3 mph.”

Now 60mph is not 100km/h, of course, but at 96.5km/h it’s pretty damn close. Close enough to call it comfortably sub-four seconds for a 0-100km/h time. And a sub-12 second standing quarter isn’t exactly hanging about either.

[Source: Motor Trend]