BMW cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 BMW cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated November 2020.

Most accurate predictor of acceleration is power to weight ratio. The more power engine can produce and the less mass it has to accelerate, the quicker the acceleration.

For low speed acceleration and acceleration from standstill, traction also plays important role. Aerodynamic drag takes over as dominating factor at high speed.

Everything in between is where power to weight ratio matters the most. Mid-range acceleration is also important for track performance.

# make & model Hp/tonne▼ Image
1. 2018 BMW M5 Competition 325 Photo of 2018 BMW M5 Competition
2. 2015 BMW M6 Competition 320 Photo of 2015 BMW M6 Competition
3. 2017 BMW M5 307 Photo of 2017 BMW M5
4. 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary 316 Photo of 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary
5. 2019 BMW M8 314 Photo of 2019 BMW M8
6. 2016 BMW M4 GTS 308 Photo of 2016 BMW M4 GTS
7. 2013 BMW M6 Coupe Competition 307 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Coupe Competition
8. 2013 BMW M5 Competition 303 Photo of 2013 BMW M5 Competition
9. 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Competition 299 Photo of 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Competition
10. 2011 BMW M5 295 Photo of 2011 BMW M5
11. 2005 BMW M6 283 Photo of 2005 BMW M6
12. 2005 BMW M6 Competition Package 292 Photo of 2005 BMW M6 Competition Package
13. 2012 BMW M6 292 Photo of 2012 BMW M6
14. 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupé Competition 289 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupé Competition
15. 2010 BMW M3 GTS 288 Photo of 2010 BMW M3 GTS
16. 2018 BMW M3 CS 284 Photo of 2018 BMW M3 CS
17. 2014 BMW M4 269 Photo of 2014 BMW M4
18. 2012 BMW M3 CRT 283 Photo of 2012 BMW M3 CRT
19. 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe 284 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
20. 2014 BMW M6 Cabrio Competition 280 Photo of 2014 BMW M6 Cabrio Competition
21. 2014 BMW M3 265 Photo of 2014 BMW M3
22. 2020 BMW M4 Competition Coupe 289 Photo of 2020 BMW M4 Competition Coupe
23. 2020 BMW M3 Competition 289 Photo of 2020 BMW M3 Competition
24. 2016 BMW M3 Competition 272 Photo of 2016 BMW M3 Competition
25. 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive 268 Photo of 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive
26. 2020 BMW M550i xDrive 275 Photo of 2020 BMW M550i xDrive
27. 2005 BMW M5 271 Photo of 2005 BMW M5
28. 2013 BMW M6 Cabrio 271 Photo of 2013 BMW  M6 Cabrio
29. 2020 BMW M4 Coupé 278 Photo of 2020 BMW M4 Coupé
30. 2007 BMW M5 Touring 266 Photo of 2007 BMW M5 Touring
31. 2020 BMW M3 266 Photo of 2020 BMW M3
32. 2007 BMW M3 257 Photo of 2007 BMW M3
33. 2019 BMW X6 M Competition 268 Photo of 2019 BMW X6 M Competition
34. 2019 BMW X5 M Competition 261 Photo of 2019 BMW X5 M Competition
35. 2017 BMW M760i 261 Photo of 2017 BMW M760i
36. 2002 BMW M3 GTR 259 Photo of 2002 BMW M3 GTR
37. 2007 BMW M6 Cabrio 254 Photo of 2007 BMW M6 Cabrio
38. 2003 BMW M3 CSL 253 Photo of 2003 BMW M3 CSL
39. 2010 BMW M3 Competition Package 256 Photo of 2010 BMW M3 Competition Package
40. 2019 BMW M760Li xDrive 255 Photo of 2019 BMW M760Li xDrive

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 11/30/2020, last addition - BMW M550i xDrive.