Graphed: BMW M5's Evolution - Weight, Power, And Speed

By John Beltz Snyder

June 22, 2011

As you probably are already aware, BMW recently announced the 2012 M5. Since the first-generation, E28 M5 came to life in 1985, the model has grown more powerful, faster, and heavier. This continues with the upcoming F10 generation, weighing well over two tons and boasting 560 horsepower. The graphs above show the various generations’ weights, horsepower, and 0-60 times throughout its evolution.

Over the years, as we can see, the BMW M5 has gained 871 pounds. It has also shed 2.1 seconds off its sprint to 60 miles per hour. It seems that extra 304 horsepower has been put to good use, then.