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    • The difference between the new M5 and M6 in acceleration - F13 M6 versus F10 M5 roll on race videos

      Great comparison video here showing the difference between the F10 M5 and the F13 M6. Both cars have the exact same dual clutch transmission and 560 horsepower twin turbo 4.4 liter S63TU V8. So what's the main difference between the two? The weight of the cars with the F13 M6 curb weight at 4088 pounds and the F10 M5 curb weight at 4313 as measured on an independent scale. That makes for a difference of 225 pounds.


      225 does not sound like much but in practice in the video, it sure makes a difference. In all fairness to the M5 the M6 does have an Akrapovic rear section exhaust (basically a muffler) which was good for 7 wheel horsepower. Regardless, that 7 wheel horsepower and 225 pounds combine for car lengths against the M5. The reality simply is the F10 M5's weight hurts it.

      Enyjoy the videos below courtesy of GermanBoost Network member @george smooth




      This article was originally published in forum thread: F13 M6 vs F10 M5 dual started by George Smooth View original post
      Comments 32 Comments
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        m6 weights i think 300 lbs less than M5.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        M5 just disappoints IMO... M6 is so sexy though

        Correct
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        The weight of the drivers and passengers are similar. I would say maybe a 20kg advantage to the M6. The runs where straight forward and both drivers that are veterans in doing this agreed that its a true representation of the difference. Keep in mind the M6 has the AKRA pipe whatever that is worth in power and weight as its titanium.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
        I would say maybe a 20kg advantage to the M6.
        It's much more than that.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's much more than that.
        I think he meant total weight of the driver/passengers in each car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        I think he meant total weight of the driver/passengers in each car.
        Ah ya that makes more sense.
      1. fast4door's Avatar
        fast4door -
        Man the M5 has been really dissapointing..I wanted to pick one up a little down the road, but I might just hold on to my E60 now
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's much more than that.
        I meant it as in the difference of the weight of the drivers and passengers of both cars. The stocky guys where in the M5 so 20kg advantage although I am not sure how the fuel was in each car. Will get the M6 and M5 owner to come say a few words if they keen.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
        I meant it as in the difference of the weight of the drivers and passengers of both cars. The stocky guys where in the M5 so 20kg advantage although I am not sure how the fuel was in each car. Will get the M6 and M5 owner to come say a few words if they keen.
        Ya I got you it's a marginal difference.
      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Just cant seem to like the styling of the 6, my mate has a 2012 M5 and i have driven it quite a bit. Got to get one of those! Not as blindingly fast as i was expecting but its power is so effortless compared to anything else i have ever driven.
      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        M5 just disappoints IMO... M6 is so sexy though
        Repped simply for your signature, dont even know what you said, or care Click here to enlarge
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sparky68 Click here to enlarge
        Repped simply for your signature, dont even know what you said, or care Click here to enlarge
        Thank you sir...