Unlike the comparison made by Autocar UK between the 2012 M5 F10 and 2012 facelift Nissan GT-R R35, where the two cars were put face to face in terms of performance times, Chris Harris tries a different type of comparison by getting into light the best features these two have to offer on the market today. I already wrote some time ago about Chris’s first short review of the BMW M5 F10: http://www.bmw-post.com/2011/10/02/evo-reviews-the-new-m5/
This time is a full long video about the things he loves about both the M5 and GT-R. None one can deny the fact that the GT-R is a wonderful machine. It may not offer the same level of feeling and passion like a Ferrari 458 Italia (the best supercar in my opinion), but they way it grips to the road, the kick of the acceleration and launch control make it a pure time to time performance car.
This time, the new BMW M5 F10 encounters the CLS 63 AMG on a track in South Africa.
Though the M5 is slightly faster, i personally prefer the Merc CLS 63 AMG for two main reasons. I love the CLS exterior design, because it offers so much presence on a road or in any car parking. And the 2nd reason, and the most important one, is that this AMG, even though now turbocharged just like the M5, it still has a rumbling and growling exhaust sound that make you thrash the pedal just to hear it.
Another auto magazine, UK Autoexpress, has taken the 2012 M5 for a spin on the track. And this time it’s against a different competitor, a superbike. But not any superbike, we talk about the best BMW superbike ever, the BMW S1000RR powered by a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-4 engine red lined at 14,200 rpm. The BMW BMW S1000RR motorbike has an overall wet weight of 207.7 kg (458 lb), and produces 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) @ 13250 rpm. This is blizzering fast performance.
The M5 F10 on the other hand is powered by a BMW twin turbo V8 4.4 liter delivery 570 hp and 680 NM of torque, but weighs around 9 times more (1950kg).