HOLDEN SS? NO MATCH

Motor (Australia) - - THE VENT -

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.

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