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      08-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Cool Autocar India Track Test Pits F10 M5, F30 328i, 640d Coupe vs XKR-S and Gallardo

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Autocar India Track Test Pits F10 M5, F30 328i, 640d Coupe vs XKR-S and Gallardo
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Autocar India took the BMW M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe to the track as part of its annual trackday comparison event, with Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan testing the cars.

The segment for each car starts at:

F30 328i - 5:57min
640d Coupe - 7:36min
F10 M5 - 9:54min

Track times:

F30 328i - 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe - 2:1.9
F10 M5 - 1:57.1

Specs compared (factory quoted specs):

F30 328i - 240hp / 255lb-ft / 0-60 5.4s
640d Coupe - 315hp / 465lb-ft / 0-60 5.2s
F10 M5 - 560hp / 501 lb-ft / 0-62 4.4s



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      08-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Wow, I'm really impressed with the M5 lap time.
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      08-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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640 is nipping at the M5's heels
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640 is nipping at the M5's heels
In what way?
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      08-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jason
Autocar India took the BMW M5, F30 328i, and 640d Coupe to a track day, with Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan testing the cars.

The segment for each car starts at:

F30 328i - 5:57min
640d Coupe - 7:36min
F10 M5 - 9:54min

Track times:

F30 328i - 2:5.7 (car was suspension blocks!)
640d Coupe - 2:1.9
F10 M5 - 1:57.1

Specs compared (factory quoted specs):

F30 328i - 240hp / 255lb-ft / 0-60 5.4s
640d Coupe - 315hp / 465lb-ft / 0-60 5.2s
F10 M5 - 560hp / 501 lb-ft / 0-62 4.4s


What about the M550d?
Unfortunately I own just a diesel F10 184hp but I can have fun with my Duc 848, as the whole video shows!
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In what way?
Sorry, should have been more clear. In lap times...

I could be reading this wrong, but how I see it: the M5 does this about 5 seconds quicker?

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640d Coupe - 2:1.9
F10 M5 - 1:57.1
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In what way?
Sorry, should have been more clear. In lap times...

I could be reading this wrong, but how I see it: the M5 does this about 5 seconds quicker?

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640d Coupe - 2:1.9
F10 M5 - 1:57.1
5 seconds is a pretty large margin. That being said the 640d isn't slow at all.
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5 seconds is a pretty large margin. That being said the 640d isn't slow at all.
+1

5 seconds is a huge margin when total track times are in the 1-2 min range.
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M5 in India? Good luck on the roads
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5 seconds is a pretty large margin. That being said the 640d isn't slow at all.
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5 seconds is a huge margin when total track times are in the 1-2 min range.
Roughly every second on a track is about a football field maybe slightly less. So if you raced somebody and they beat you by 5 football fields, I'd consider that getting your ass handed to you. It doesn't seem like it in times but if you saw a 5 second loss on a track you'd see it's not even close.
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Sorry, should have been more clear. In lap times...

I could be reading this wrong, but how I see it: the M5 does this about 5 seconds quicker?
5 seconds is huge.

especially considering the m5 is heavier too, isnt it? and was only 1.7ish seconds behind a supercar that weighing like 1000lbs less!!! and costs twice as much?
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I feel like the M5 could be a bit faster, I mean it has over 240 more hp, superior suspension, tires, gearbox etc. If it were a 650i, that margin would have been uncomfortably close. Wonder if he did his fast lap time drifting
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I think he spun out at 16:56 in the Lambo.
quite a beast to tame huh.
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M5 in India? Good luck on the roads
I ditched the f10 M5 I had ordered for a SLS amg , and I live in the capital of bad roads, Mumbai
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M5 in India? Good luck on the roads
Have you been to India lately ?

The inner city roads are still pretty bad.

But most of their toll roads are amazing !!!
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M5 in India? Good luck on the roads
Have you been to India lately ?

The inner city roads are still pretty bad.

But most of their toll roads are amazing !!!
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