Well, this thread is about the 4S and how it compares to the 550. The 550 is a great car, but it's pretty clear that the 4S is quicker than the 550, and that it also handles, corners and stops much better too. That's to be expected, the 4S is quite a bit more expensive than the 550 and it is built and engineered to a higher standard.
Originally Posted by bm323
71. BMW M5 (F10) 7:55.00 156 '11 560 / 1870 BMW Testdriver
72. Porsche 996 Turbo 7:56.00 156 '00 420 / 1540 Sport Auto
73. Ferrari 360 CS 7:56.00 156 '03 425 / 1280 sport auto 02/2004
74. Ferrari California GT 7:56.00 156 '09 460 / 1787
75. Porsche Panamera Sport Chrono Turbo 7:56.00 156 '09 500 / 1974 Walter Roehrl (AutoB
76. Porsche Panamera Turbo 7:56.00 156 '09 500 / 1870 Walter Röhrl
Imo, usual Insideline's prejudice. Interesting which will perform better in the real world (vs Insideline's "pants"), the 550i, or the P 4S with lower specs than the P turbo.
Not sure what the connection is with the as yet unreleased F10 M5's Nurburgring time, but let's go with the flow. The reported F10 M5 time is unverified, it's attributed to a pre-production car, and it's never been confirmed by BMW. It remains essentially an internet rumor, and most of the Nurburgring time databases do record it is as such. I'm interested in seeing what the F10 M5 can do too, but this 7:55 time is still speculation.
The Panamera Turbo time remains the fastest recorded time for a production sedan at 7:56. By comparison the E60 M5 and E63 M6 were both around 8:15.
On a related note, there hasn't been a time for the new Panamera Turbo S but it will clearly be lower than the Panamera Turbo and also below 7:55. Even if the 7:55 time for the F10 M5 is verified, it's probable that the Turbo S will undercut it.
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