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. 2013 BMW M6 Cabrio 271 Photo of 2013 BMW  M6 Cabrio
2. 2014 BMW M3 265 Photo of 2014 BMW M3
3. 2007 BMW M3 257 Photo of 2007 BMW M3
4. 2020 BMW M3 266 Photo of 2020 BMW M3
5. 2012 BMW M3 CRT 283 Photo of 2012 BMW M3 CRT
6. 2018 BMW M3 CS 284 Photo of 2018 BMW M3 CS
7. 2003 BMW M3 CSL 253 Photo of 2003 BMW M3 CSL
8. 2016 BMW M3 Competition 272 Photo of 2016 BMW M3 Competition
9. 2020 BMW M3 Competition 279 Photo of 2020 BMW M3 Competition
10. 2010 BMW M3 Competition Package 256 Photo of 2010 BMW M3 Competition Package
11. 2002 BMW M3 GTR 259 Photo of 2002 BMW M3 GTR
12. 2010 BMW M3 GTS 288 Photo of 2010 BMW M3 GTS
13. 2014 BMW M4 269 Photo of 2014 BMW M4
14. 2020 BMW M4 Competition Coupe 290 Photo of 2020 BMW M4 Competition Coupe
15. 2020 BMW M4 Coupé 277 Photo of 2020 BMW M4 Coupé
16. 2016 BMW M4 GTS 308 Photo of 2016 BMW M4 GTS
17. 2011 BMW M5 295 Photo of 2011 BMW M5
18. 2017 BMW M5 307 Photo of 2017 BMW M5
19. 2005 BMW M5 271 Photo of 2005 BMW M5
20. 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary 316 Photo of 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary
21. 2018 BMW M5 Competition 325 Photo of 2018 BMW M5 Competition
22. 2013 BMW M5 Competition 303 Photo of 2013 BMW M5 Competition
23. 2007 BMW M5 Touring 266 Photo of 2007 BMW M5 Touring
24. 2020 BMW M550i xDrive 275 Photo of 2020 BMW M550i xDrive
25. 2005 BMW M6 283 Photo of 2005 BMW M6
26. 2012 BMW M6 292 Photo of 2012 BMW M6
27. 2007 BMW M6 Cabrio 254 Photo of 2007 BMW M6 Cabrio
28. 2014 BMW M6 Cabrio Competition 280 Photo of 2014 BMW M6 Cabrio Competition
29. 2015 BMW M6 Competition 320 Photo of 2015 BMW M6 Competition
30. 2005 BMW M6 Competition Package 292 Photo of 2005 BMW M6 Competition Package
31. 2013 BMW M6 Coupe Competition 307 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Coupe Competition
32. 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe 284 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
33. 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Competition 299 Photo of 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Competition
34. 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupé Competition 289 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupé Competition
35. 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive 268 Photo of 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive
36. 2019 BMW M760Li xDrive 255 Photo of 2019 BMW M760Li xDrive
37. 2017 BMW M760i 261 Photo of 2017 BMW M760i
38. 2019 BMW M8 314 Photo of 2019 BMW M8
39. 2019 BMW X5 M Competition 261 Photo of 2019 BMW X5 M Competition
40. 2019 BMW X6 M Competition 269 Photo of 2019 BMW X6 M Competition

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.