We’ve seen plenty of fast BMWs on the Autobahn. But we’ve never seen anything like this M5 from the E60 generation. So far it’s not a stock car and this is actually the only one we’ve written about in 2009. During the golden years WorldCarFansthis beast has the “most powerful engine” ever in a “road legal BMW”.
These are not our words. They come from Lumma Design and G-Power, which are the two companies that worked together to develop and build this monstrous M5. It’s certainly no longer the most powerful road-legal BMW, but it’s still a pretty impressive machine. This new video is from TopSpeedGermany the channel shows us the vehicle in action and we have to admit it is very fast.
This is no ordinary M5. Under the hood, there’s a bi-compressor V10 engine capable of producing 730 horsepower (537 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque. On paper, this is enough for acceleration from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in 4.2 seconds. This isn’t the most impressive number as the car can reach 124 mph (200 kph) in just about 10 seconds. Top speed should be around 228 mph (367 kph) – but is it actually capable of that?
At no point does the bi-supercharged M5 reach top speed in the video at the top of this page – however, the reason is too much traffic on the Autobahn. Seeing how powerful the V10’s engine is from 155 mph (250 kph) onwards, we have no doubt that the factory top speed was actually achievable under certain circumstances.
We’re glad to see this unique M5 is alive and well. We would like to remind you that braking power for this vehicle is provided by Lumma Design’s six-piston front, four-piston rear caliper brake system. As far as we can see, the car is still on its original three-piece forged 10×21 and 12Jx21 wheels that were installed in 2009.