BMW M5 CS and BMW M 1000 RR in drag race, who was faster?

BMW M5 CS and BMW M 1000 RR in drag race, who was faster?

The question was always asked who is faster, a car or a motorcycle? The guys from the YouTube channel Carwow have given an answer at least when it comes to the same manufacturer. They compared the sports sedan BMW M5 CS and the motorcycle BMW M 1000 RR in a drag race.

The BMW M 1000 RR is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder engine with 212hp (156 kW) @ 13,000 rpm and 83 lb-ft (113 Nm) of torque @ 11,000 rpm. The motorcycle is homologated for the road and reaches a top speed of 190 mph (306 kph). In the UK, the 50 Years M 1000 RR costs around £35,000.

The BMW M5 CS is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 635 hp (467 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to all wheels via an eight-speed transmission with launch control. With a weight of 1,825 kg (less than the standard M5), it reaches 62 mph in 3.0 seconds and 124 mph in 10.3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 189 mph (304 kph). In Great Britain, the BMW M5 CS costs around £141,000.

Back to the race. In the standard 1/4 mile, the M 1000 RR set a time of 10.3 seconds while the BMW M5 CS covered the same distance in 11 seconds. At 1/2 mile at 50 mph, both vehicles in third gear, the motorcycle was far faster. Then they repeated the race but this time the motorcycle started from fourth gear. Again the bike was elusive for the BMW M5 CS. The same thing happened when the motorcycle started from fifth and sixth gear.

In braking at a speed of 100 mph, the M5 CS achieved, as expected, a better result. Massive brakes, massive tires did their job.

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Source: Carwow via YouTube