HOLDEN SS? NO MATCH
You compared a BMW E60 M5 to a Holden Commodore SS online, but over in Europe, or USA, the readers would be laughing. The V10 engine in the M5 remains one of the greatest engines ever produced. As parochial as I am, having owned the same M5 model (in the exact same Le Mans blue, no less), and having owned lots of Holdens I can speak from experience when I say that there is absolutely no comparison. The only thing I could fault was the size of the fuel tank which only gave around 400km with an average of 13.0 litres per 100km. With the speed limiter deactivated it will run out to 334km/h. The BMW M5 simply was and remains an amazing car. Scott Bulliman, via Facebook No arguments here, Scott, the E60 M5 is an absolute beast. However, with examples now falling to around the $50K mark, we thought it worth highlighting that the latest Commodore Redline is not only the same price, but just as fast as well. Don’t believe us? At PCOTY 2006 the M5 recorded 0-100km/h in 5.0sec, 0-400m in 13.0sec and a 1:41.15sec lap of Winton. A decade later at PCOTY 2016 the Redline recorded 0-100km/h in 5.0sec, 0-400m in 13.1sec and a 1:39.5sec lap of Winton.