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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.

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    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

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    Thanks for sharing Sticky! It does make interesting viewing.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The M5 is still basically the best all-around car in the world. Every generation about nails it.

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