The Telsa Model S beats the BMW M5 in drag race
The sporty electric vehicle managed to beat the highly published M5 in what was an interesting race. Both vehicles will cost approximately $100,000, with the Telsa S coming with an 85 kilowatt hour battery pack.
The BMW is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 engine, capable of achieving 560 BHP along with 500 pound feet of torque. The Telsa blasts out 416 BHP and 443 pound feet of torque. The power difference may not seem as significance following the recent race results.
When we talk about fuel efficiency, the Telsa wins hands down, being an electric vehicle. The BMW only achieves 15 MPG with the Telsa achieving a whopping 89 MPGe.
The race between the two vehicles took place at the Gingerman Raceway, located in South Haven, Michigan. The Telsa S lacked the aggression of a sports car from the get go, being silent. The M5 on the other hand was roaring, exposing a wonderful sound. As both cars began racing and the Model S pulled away, there was a sense that the M5 might have been able to catch up. That is not the way it turned out. The Telsa eventually won in style. For the majority of the race, the Telsa was ahead.
The luxury car target market is sure to take notice. Both are wonderful sport sedans and are now direct rivals. The BMW M5 is considered as the best within its particular category. The Telsa S is considered as one of the best electric vehicles for the future. What will customers go for?
The top Telsa S model is said to have a huge range of 300 miles. When racing from 0 – 62 MPH, the car will hit a time of 4.4 seconds, an amazing speed for an electric vehicle. That makes the car faster than a Porsche 911. The BMW records a time of 4.2 seconds when racing from 0 – 60 MPH.
The BMW M5 and the Telsa Model S will be available to those with a lot of cash to spare. Both are certainly well worth the value. We believe the drag race will not put anyone off the prestigious German sport saloon.