The Nissan GT-R and the BMW M5 are putting head-to-head each other for comparison who is the top dog, and from the specs, we can tell easily who is the winner here. At any case, we really need to see for ourselves instead of just looking at the performance numbers from the two cars.
One is a sports car and the other is a sports sedan, and both cars boasted over 500 horsepower, but BMW M5 is about 400 pounds heavier than the Nissan GT-R. So that kind of extra baggage really stacks against the BMW M5. Doesn’t matter, Autocar bring on the test anyways to test the acceleration, cornering, braking, G-force of both cars.
Given the Nissan GT-R’ reputation of being the fastest in acceleration time with its four-wheel drive systems, it puts the BMW M5 already in the losing end in this category. So that left us with the cornering, braking and G-force categories for comparison. So how well the new BMW M5 stacks against the race-bred Nissan GT-R? Well, here a fresher of the specs from both cars for you to decide:
The 2012 BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4L V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo producing 560 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic. This allows the 2012 BMW M5 to go from 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 13 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph or 190 mph with M Driver’s Package.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. It can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.84 seconds.