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    • Evolve tuned 6-speed E60 M5 on the highway vs. a stock tune F10 M5

      It is always fun to see the previous generation M5 and the current M5 go head to head. You have two M5's with completely different engine philosophies here as the E60 M5 of course has the high revving naturally aspirated 5.0 liter S85 V10 and the F10 M5 has the twin turbo 4.4 liter S63TU V8. This is a race we have seen before and the outcome really is dependent on what modifications each car has. That said, the S85 V10 shines from a roll.


      The video is not the best quality (not having an HD camera for this race should be a crime) and also does not offer the best angle but we can still see what the result is. The E60 M5 in the first run misses a shift so scratch that run. On the second run the F10 M5 gets a small lead but as the cars hit higher speeds the E60 M5 pulls impressively.

      The F10 M5 is basically stock with the charcoal filters removed and a muffler delete. If the F10 M5 gets a tune, yes, it will walk this E60 M5. That said, a naturally aspirated M5 with a manual transmission pulling the new twin turbo dual clutch M5 shows how potent the S85 V10 is up top. It would have been nice if BMW gave that engine a pair of turbos.

      E60 M5 6MT:

      Evolve alpha N tune
      De-catted stock headers
      BMC filters with RPI scoops
      AP pulley
      Magnaflow mufflers with secondary cat delete

      F10 M5:

      Charcoal filter delete
      Turner spot muffler delete

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Evolved tuned E60 M5 vs F10 M5.. Highway roll started by Mybabym5 View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. blisstik's Avatar
        blisstik -
        Gotta love that NA V10 but damn that 12MPG! I saw one for like 28K the other day...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Yeah it isn't about efficiency. It's about being awesome.
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        NA power is my favorite power.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DFM Click here to enlarge
        NA power is my favorite power.
        Same here but people care more about dyno numbers and winning races than how a car drives these days. Who cares if you have turbo lag to 6k rpm if you make 900 whp right?
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Same here but people care more about dyno numbers and winning races than how a car drives these days. Who cares if you have turbo lag to 6k rpm if you make 900 whp right?
        i like both.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Holy hell. S85s are still great. I wish I didn't hate the E60 interior so much. I keep having dreams of a fully built up NA S85 making like 750 hp...oh man. With those mods this E60 has to be getting close to 590 at the crank...that Evolve tune is supposed to be good for huge gains.
      1. gzim335's Avatar
        gzim335 -
        Have to add that f10 driver is 17 and doesnt know what powerband is or shift points,that said that e60 m5 top end is unreal
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Wow - that's absurd. I was NOT expecting that last outcome. The S85 powered M5 loves that range of speed - nice run. I would think 9/10 times the outcome (considering mods) would be opposite, but still very impressive considering that disparity in power on paper.
      1. gmd2003's Avatar
        gmd2003 -
        There is also the speed limiter in the F10 M5 at 155, I think that may explain the boat anchor effect in the video .
      1. Group.america's Avatar
        Group.america -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Same here but people care more about dyno numbers and winning races than how a car drives these days. Who cares if you have turbo lag to 6k rpm if you make 900 whp right?
        Correct set up and there won't be turbo lag below 3500 rpm