BMW M5 ’08

When this M5 first came out I hated its looks. Over time I slowly began to like it more and more. Now, I really like it. The design was just way ahead of its time. It is really large, really fast, and has cool lights that make it look super sinister driving around the track. It also looks good with a subtle sleeper look, but equally as good in a crazy colour scheme. Big fan of it. This is one of the many reasons that make it an excellent drift car. It isn’t the best drift car of all time, but it is a ton of fun. The M5 weighs a lot and I would of thought it would be more difficult to drift, but it never has any problems drifting around a track. The huge power can make it a little tail happy, however. Also, I would watch it on bumpy tracks as it has a tendency to spin the back around a lot easier there.

Car BMW M5 ’08
Drivetrain FR
Horsepower 767 HP/8100 rpm
Torque 521.4 ft-lb/7000 rpm
Weight 1376 kg
Miles 30
Performance Points 628

PARTS

Best of all parts. I’m using comfort hard tires with racing brakes, no NOS, and optional spoiler.

BODY/CHASSIS

NOS 0%
Downforce 0/0
Weight Balance 0/0
Power Limiter 100%

TRANSMISSION

Set it top speed, gears, final

1st 4.415
2nd 3.013
3rd 2.210
4th 1.750
5th 1.411
6th 1.188
7th 1.022
Final 3.042
Top Speed 211 mph (340 kmph)

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

FRONT REAR
Initial xx 28
Accel xx 26
Braking xx 23

SUSPENSION

FRONT REAR
Ride Height 100 100
Spring Rate 6.78 12.98
Compression 4 3
Extension 6 5
Anti-Roll 3 2
Camber 0 0
Toe -0.15 0.30

BRAKES

FRONT REAR
Brake Balance 5 5
  • Nate Silver

    hmm I don’t have this particular BMW but I do have the 135i Coupe ’07 think you could give that look and see if it can drift?

    • I’d guess it is similar to the M4 tune

      • Nate Silver

        what does that mean?

        • Just saying try that tune as I think they would be more similar than that car and an m5.

          • Nate Silver

            so the M4’s drift tune should work for the 135?

          • I’m just saying try it out and see. Won’t be perfect, but might be good