2010 BMW M5

2010 BMW M5 Competitors

$89k luxury car, designed & built in Germany 11 city / 17 hwy 203-314 mile range, gas engine
500 hp 305 cu. in. V10

As well as being compared against other luxury cars, the 2010 BMW M5 is also often compared to super cars, exotic cars, sports cars, mid-size SUVs and cars. The 2010 BMW M5's top rivals come from BMW (such as the 550i and the 750Li) and Audi (such as the R8 GT and the A7 Premium)

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the M5 compared to other luxury car competitors include: it has slightly more seats (5 vs 4), is slightly more powerful (500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 414 HP @ 8,300 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (53.8 ft3 vs 51.1 ft3), slightly more towing weight (1,058 lb vs 882 lb) and has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (17 mpg vs 22 mpg), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (204 miles vs 278 miles), gets significantly less from a tank of gas on the highway (314 miles vs 477 miles) and has worse traction (rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive).

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the M5 )

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 407 miles vs 314 miles

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the 550i and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 5 Series 550i vs the M5

2012 BMW 750Li

2012 BMW 750Li
$90,075

Significant advantages of the 750Li (vs the M5 )

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 477 miles vs 314 miles

Significant disadvantages of the 750Li (vs the M5 )

  • No rear spoiler
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the 750Li and M5

  • Both have spacious back seats: 57.4 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3
  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 7 Series 750Li vs the M5

2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Audi R8 GT
$198,050

Significant advantages of the R8 GT (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive
  • : Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission

Significant disadvantages of the R8 GT (vs the M5 )

  • Much more expensive: $198,050 vs $89,575
  • Fewer seats: 2 vs 5
  • Fewer airbags: 4 vs 5

common strengths of the R8 GT and M5

  • Very powerful: 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 6.0 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi R8 GT vs the 2010 BMW M5

2012 Audi A7 Premium

2012 Audi A7 Premium
$60,125

Significant advantages of the A7 Premium (vs the M5 )

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 554 miles vs 314 miles
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the A7 Premium (vs the M5 )

  • Keyless entry not available
  • Significantly less powerful: 310 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the A7 Premium and M5

  • More gears: 8 vs 7
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi A7 Premium vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 BMW M3

2011 BMW M3
$70,125

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the M5 )

  • Many fewer airbags: 3 vs 5
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 33.3 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the M3 and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 414 HP @ 8,300 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 10.0 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the M3 vs the M5

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Cheaper: $61,175 vs $89,575

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 49.0 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3
  • Power outlets not available
  • Significantly fewer speakers: 8 vs 13

common strengths of the C63 AMG and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 8.7 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2010 BMW M5

compared to super car competitors

Generally, compared to super car competitors the M5 is slightly more sluggish (8.0 lb/hp vs 7.2 lb/hp), is slightly less powerful (500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 530 HP @ 6,400 RPM) and only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger).

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
$96,100

Significant advantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the M5 )

  • GT-R Black Edition's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the M5 )

  • None found

common strengths of the GT-R Black Edition and M5

  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs the 2010 BMW M5

compared to exotic car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the M5 compared to exotic car competitors include: it is slightly more powerful (500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 405 HP @ 7,000 RPM), costs less ($89,575 vs $193,230), has slightly more seats (5 vs 4), is slightly sportier (8.0 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp) and has slightly more airbags (5 vs 4).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (17 mpg vs 20 mpg), gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (204 miles vs 274 miles), gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (314 miles vs 476 miles), doesn't have CD changer (not available vs standard) and doesn't have premium radio (optional vs standard).

2011 Maserati Quattroporte

2011 Maserati Quattroporte
$125,150

Significant advantages of the Quattroporte (vs the M5 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 476 miles vs 314 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 286 miles vs 204 miles
  • : Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission

Significant disadvantages of the Quattroporte (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: None vs 4 year

common strengths of the Quattroporte and M5

  • Very inexpensive: $125,150 vs $89,575
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Maserati Quattroporte vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Maserati GranTurismo

2011 Maserati GranTurismo
$140,200

Significant advantages of the GranTurismo (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 382 miles vs 314 miles
  • : Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the GranTurismo (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7
  • Moon roof not available
  • Less cargo room: 6.0 ft3 vs 14.0 ft3

common strengths of the GranTurismo and M5

  • Very inexpensive: $140,200 vs $89,575
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Aston Martin DB9

2011 Aston-Martin DB9
$193,230

Significant advantages of the DB9 (vs the M5 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 422 miles vs 314 miles
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 274 miles vs 204 miles
  • : Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission

Significant disadvantages of the DB9 (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 3 vs 5
  • Significantly more expensive: $193,230 vs $89,575

common strengths of the DB9 and M5

  • Inexpensive: $193,230 vs $89,575
  • Both have power outlets
  • Cruise control availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Aston-Martin DB9 vs the 2010 BMW M5

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the M5 compared to sports car competitors include: it has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available), is slightly more powerful (500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM), has slightly more spacious back seats (45.4 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3), has significantly more gears (7 vs 6) and has smoother suspension (independent vs live).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (11 mpg vs 16 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (17 mpg vs 25 mpg), costs more ($89,575 vs $34,720), gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (204 miles vs 304 miles) and gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (314 miles vs 456 miles).

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
$75,325

Significant advantages of the Corvette Z06 (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 432 miles vs 314 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Corvette Z06 (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7
  • Moon roof not available

common strengths of the Corvette Z06 and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 505 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 6.3 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
$30,720

Significant advantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 458 miles vs 314 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 17 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Less powerful: 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7

common strengths of the Challenger R/T and M5

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the M5 )

  • Impreza WRX STI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 11 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly less powerful: 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and M5

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the 2010 BMW M5

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the M5 )

  • Much better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Much tighter turning radius: 33.4 ft vs 40.7 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7

common strengths of the Mustang GT and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 8.7 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 304 miles vs 204 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 314 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly fewer gears: 6 vs 7
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 30.8 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3

common strengths of the Camaro SS and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.1 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2010 BMW M5

2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
$47,350

Significant advantages of the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec (vs the M5 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 508 miles vs 314 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 325 miles vs 204 miles
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 429 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.8 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 60.4 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec vs the 2010 BMW M5

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the M5 compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is much more powerful (500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 225 HP @ 4,000 RPM), is much sportier (8.0 lb/hp vs 22.1 lb/hp), has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile) and has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (14.0 ft3 vs 71.0 ft3), slightly less towing weight (1,058 lb vs 1,219 lb), is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (11 mpg vs 19 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (17 mpg vs 28 mpg) and costs more ($89,575 vs $48,770).

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
$60,495

Significant advantages of the Range Rover Sport HSE (vs the M5 )

  • Much more cargo room: 71.0 ft3 vs 14.0 ft3
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 303 miles vs 204 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Range Rover Sport HSE (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly less powerful: 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Power outlets not available
  • Sluggish performance: 14.8 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the Range Rover Sport HSE and M5

  • Very powerful: 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.8 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
$48,770

Significant advantages of the Touareg TDI (vs the M5 )

  • Much more cargo room: 64.0 ft3 vs 14.0 ft3
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 739 miles vs 314 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 502 miles vs 204 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Touareg TDI (vs the M5 )

  • Much less powerful: 225 HP @ 4,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 22.1 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the Touareg TDI and M5

  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI vs the 2010 BMW M5

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the M5 compared to car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (8.0 lb/hp vs 16.0 lb/hp), is significantly more powerful (500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM), has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available), has standard moon roof (standard vs not available) and has standard power seats (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (11 mpg vs 24 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (17 mpg vs 35 mpg), costs more ($89,575 vs $38,950), gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (204 miles vs 444 miles) and gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (314 miles vs 648 miles).

2011 Ford Taurus SHO

2011 Ford Taurus SHO
$38,950

Significant advantages of the Taurus SHO (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Taurus SHO's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 475 miles vs 314 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Taurus SHO (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Significantly less powerful: 365 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM

common strengths of the Taurus SHO and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 365 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 12.0 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.4 ft3 vs 45.4 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Taurus SHO vs the 2010 BMW M5

2012 Infiniti M56

2012 Infiniti M56
$59,975

Significant advantages of the M56 (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 58.7 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the M56 (vs the M5 )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the M56 and M5

  • Very powerful: 420 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.6 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2012 Infiniti M56 vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Kia Optima LX

2011 Kia Optima LX
$19,950

Significant advantages of the Optima LX (vs the M5 )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 648 miles vs 314 miles
  • Much better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 444 miles vs 204 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Optima LX (vs the M5 )

  • Power windows not available
  • Much less powerful: 200 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Cruise control not available

common strengths of the Optima LX and M5

  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Optima LX vs the 2010 BMW M5

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport
$41,095

Significant advantages of the G37 Sport (vs the M5 )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 500 miles vs 314 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 340 miles vs 204 miles

Significant disadvantages of the G37 Sport (vs the M5 )

  • Significantly less powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the G37 Sport and M5

  • Fairly powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.3 lb/hp vs 8.0 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 Sport vs the 2010 BMW M5