2018 BMW M5 Sets 1/4-Mile US Record with Explosive 10.5s Pass

2018 BMW M5 Sets 1/4-Mile World Record 1 photo
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The 2018 incarnation of the BMW M5 simply features an updated version of its predecessor's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, but with the F90 bringing all-paw hardware to the table, those willing to indulge in quarter-mile pleasures can now enjoy easy, consistent performance.
As such, it's no wonder that multiple owners of the F90-generation M5 have taken the car to the drag strip. And we are now here to show you what is currently the quickest 2018 M5 in North America.

Now, before we move on to discussing the 1,320 feet numbers of this Bimmer, we need to point out that the example we have here has been taken down the aftermarket path.

To be more precise, the said V8 has been gifted with a custom exhaust setup involving the downpipes and the mid pipe, as well as the obvious ECU remap. So yes, we are talking about limited modifications, which means there's plenty of room for improvement - we'll continue to keep an eye out for such Bavarian missiles and bring you their tales as soon as we get out hands on them.

Meanwhile, we'll return to the car we have here and the US 1/4-mile record it managed to set. The shenanigan took place last month, when the super-sedan completed the task in 10.55 seconds, with a trap speed of 132 mph. And you can check out the adventure in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page.

As for the absolute F90 M5 quarter-mile record, this comes from Russia, where a local tuner reportedly managed to bring the super-sedan into the high-9s arena.

We're referring to a company called Ramon Performance and you can check out the numbers it offered for its Stage 2 M5 upgrade in the Facebook post below. Since this is now a global battle, we're extremely curious to see who takes the lead. And while the next milestone would obviously be an 8s car, the sheer weight of the four-door means such an objective is extremely difficult to achieve.

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