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    • BMW M5 power and torque evolution by generation - Dyno overlay of E28, E34, E39, E60, and F10 M5

      The other day BimmerBoost posted a similar dyno overlay from our friend's at Evolve for all generations of BMW M3. Well, now the M5 gets its turn. The M5 always had (and has) a larger engine than the M3 and it certainly shows in the torque figures.


      BimmerBoost added engine some engine details from our BMW M engine compilation.

      You will notice the F10 M5 is considerably underrated in its power and torque figures. The naturally aspirated M engines are all where they should be.

      Orange: E28 S38B35 I6

      Horsepower:252
      Torque:243 pound-feet
      Wheel Horsepower: NA
      Wheel Torque: NA
      Bore x Stroke (mm): 93.4 x 84.0
      Fuel Injection: Port
      Redline RPM: 7000
      Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
      International Engine of the Year Awards: Not applicable

      Purple: E34 S38B36 I6

      Horsepower:315
      Torque:266 pound-feet
      Wheel Horsepower: 250
      Wheel Torque: 231
      Bore x Stroke (mm): 93.4 x 86.0
      Fuel Injection: Port
      Redline RPM: 7000
      Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
      International Engine of the Year Awards: Not applicable

      Pink: E39 S62 5.0 V8

      Horsepower: 394
      Torque: 369 lb-ft
      Wheel horsepower: 326
      Wheel torque: 327 lb-ft
      Bore x Stroke (mm): 94.0 x 89.0
      Fuel Injection: Port
      Redline RPM: 7000
      Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
      International Engine of the Year Awards: 0

      Green: E60 S85 5.0 V10

      Horsepower: 507
      Torque: 384 lb-ft
      Wheel Horsepower: 426
      Wheel Torque: 320 lb-ft
      Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.0 x 75.2
      Fuel Injection: Port
      Redline RPM: 8250
      Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
      International Engine of the Year Awards: 10

      Red: F10 4.4 S63TU Twin Turbo V8

      Horsepower: 553
      Torque: 502 lb-ft
      Wheel Horsepower: 527
      Wheel Torque: 476 lb-ft
      Bore x Stroke (mm): 89.0 x 88.3
      Fuel Injection: Direct
      Redline RPM: 7200
      Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
      International Engine of the Year Awards: 0




      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW M5 power and torque evolution by generation - Dyno overlay of E28, E34, E39, E60, and F10 M5 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. Imran@Evolve's Avatar
        Imran@Evolve -
        Thanks for sharing Sticky! It does make interesting viewing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Imran@Evolve Click here to enlarge
        Thanks for sharing Sticky! It does make interesting viewing.
        My pleasure, good stuff.

        I just don't understand why the S55 on the M3 chart doesn't show as underrated as much as the S63TU from the F10 M5 does here?
      1. Imran@Evolve's Avatar
        Imran@Evolve -
        We've dyno'd many S55 on our dyno as you can imagine. Thats what they make on the dyno dynamics done in 4th gear. 425-440 BHP calculated flywheel.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Imran@Evolve Click here to enlarge
        We've dyno'd many S55 on our dyno as you can imagine. Thats what they make on the dyno dynamics done in 4th gear. 425-440 BHP calculated flywheel.
        Interesting. The Dynojet numbers are way different but these are different dynos.
      1. Imran@Evolve's Avatar
        Imran@Evolve -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Interesting. The Dynojet numbers are way different but these are different dynos.
        Dynojet numbers are always higher. 11-15% in my experience as I usually go and get Dynojet figures on our cars too for comparison.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Imran@Evolve Click here to enlarge
        Dynojet numbers are always higher. 11-15% in my experience as I usually go and get Dynojet figures on our cars too for comparison.
        I agree, they are much higher. It's just everything lines up with what you would expect for crank except the S55 for whatever reason based on what I've seen from Dynojets.

        It's good for people to see different dynos.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        The M5 is still basically the best all-around car in the world. Every generation about nails it.