The ultimate M5 delivers supercar-like acceleration in this test.
Automakers may be getting ready to gradually sunset internal combustion engines, but the ol’ ICE still manages to impress nearly 140 years after Karl Benz introduced the first car. Take for example the M5 CS with its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 producing 627 horsepower and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque to give the large sedan amazing acceleration.
Even though BMW says the super saloon needs 2.9 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standstill, in typical German luxury brand fashion, the performance is understated. Our friends at BMWBLOG had the opportunity to unleash the most powerful engine ever installed in a road-legal BMW, and to no one’s surprise, the M5 CS was quicker than advertised.
2.81 seconds – that’s all it took for the M5 CS to reach 60 mph, which is remarkable taking into consideration the sedan tips the scales at a hefty 1,825 kilograms / 4,023 pounds. Even though it’s around 154 lbs (70 kg) lighter than the M5 Competition, it’s still a heavy car by any measure. Since we’re on the subject of ludicrously quick yet heavy family cars, Tesla fans will say the CS can’t hold a candle to the Model S Plaid. Motor Trend tested it at 2.28 seconds for the sprint, without a rollout. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.