After it was set loose at the Hockenheim-GP circuiy last month with SportAuto’s Christian Gebhardt at the wheel, the 2021 BMW M5 CS was recently taken to the Lausitzring for another fast lap.
The YouTube channel now put Guido Naumann in the driver’s seat, and he managed to complete the course in 1:31.88, around one and a half seconds faster than the M5 Competition.
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According to FastestLaps, the new M5 CS was faster than the Porsche 911 (991) GT3, Audi R8 V10 Performance and Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which posted a 1:32.00, 1:32.11 and 1:32.15 respectively. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S was clocked at 1:32.32 and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition crossed the finish line in 1:32.76 and 1:32.96.
The 2021 M5 CS couldn’t beat the Ferrari 812 Superfast, BMW M8 Competition and Porsche 911 (992) Turbo S, which completed the course in 1:31.67, 1:31.33 and 1:29.95 respectively. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series holds the unofficial record on the German track with a lap time of 1:25.23, followed by the Porsche 911 (991) GT2 RS (1:25.91) and Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (1:28.05).
Powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, the M5 CS allegedly has 635 PS (626 HP / 467 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. The engine drives the M-tuned all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and enables the sports saloon, which is estimated to weigh around 1,900 kg (4,190 lbs), to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in approximately 3.0 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in around 10.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).