Fastest BMW cars in quarter mile

Top 29 BMW cars in 1/4 mile drag race. Updated June 2021.

The 1/4 mile time is global benchmark for distance-based acceleration. Originally used in United States as standard distance for drag racing, the 1/4 mile now enjoys recognition worldwide with German, French and Italian automotive press using it in instrumented testing.

The quarter mile drag race puts equal emphasis on traction and high speed "pull", with terminal velocities often exceeding 140 mph for fastest supercars.

Quarter mile is also short enough to suit lightweight sportscars which would get caught by heavier but more powerful cars over longer distance.

# make & model Time @ mph▼ Image
1. 2019 BMW M8 Competition 10.7 @ 129 Photo of 2019 BMW M8 Competition
2. 2019 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition 10.7 Photo of 2019 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition
3. 2018 BMW M5 Competition 10.8 @ 130 Photo of 2018 BMW M5 Competition
4. 2020 BMW M5 CS 10.8 Photo of 2020 BMW M5 CS
5. 2017 BMW M5 10.9 @ 129 Photo of 2017 BMW M5
6. 2020 BMW M8 Cabrio Competition 11.0 Photo of 2020 BMW M8 Cabrio Competition
7. 2020 BMW M3 Competition 11.5 Photo of 2020 BMW M3 Competition
8. 2018 BMW M850i 11.5 @ 123 Photo of 2018 BMW M850i
9. 2019 BMW X4 M Competition 11.6 @ 119 Photo of 2019 BMW X4 M Competition
10. 2019 BMW X6 M Competition 11.6 @ 119 Photo of 2019 BMW X6 M Competition
11. 2020 BMW M4 Coupé 11.6 @ 124 Photo of 2020 BMW M4 Coupé
12. 2020 BMW M4 Competition Coupe 11.6 Photo of 2020 BMW M4 Competition Coupe
13. 2016 BMW M4 GTS 11.7 @ 121 Photo of 2016 BMW M4 GTS
14. 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe 11.7 @ 124 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
15. 2012 BMW M6 11.8 Photo of 2012 BMW M6
16. 2017 BMW M4 CS 11.8 Photo of 2017 BMW M4 CS
17. 2013 BMW M6 Coupe Competition 11.8 Photo of 2013 BMW M6 Coupe Competition
18. 2011 BMW M5 11.9 @ 122 Photo of 2011 BMW M5
19. 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Competition 11.9 Photo of 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Competition
20. 2019 BMW M850i Gran Coupe 11.9 Photo of 2019 BMW M850i Gran Coupe
21. 2019 BMW M2 CS 11.9 Photo of 2019 BMW M2 CS
22. 2013 BMW M5 Competition 12.0 @ 122 Photo of 2013 BMW M5 Competition
23. 2014 BMW M4 12.0 @ 119 Photo of 2014 BMW M4
24. 2014 BMW M3 12.0 @ 119 Photo of 2014 BMW M3
25. 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary 12.0 Photo of 2014 BMW M5 Anniversary
26. 2016 BMW M4 Competition 12.0 Photo of 2016 BMW M4 Competition
27. 2019 BMW M850i Cabrio 12.0 @ 117 Photo of 2019 BMW M850i Cabrio
28. 2014 BMW M235i 12.1 @ 126 Photo of 2014 BMW M235i
29. 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive 12.1 @ 124 Photo of 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive

Sources

Car & Driver (1, 3, 5, 8, 9), Auto Bild Sportscars (2, 4, 6, 16, 19, 20, 28), FastestLaps.com (7, 14, 15, 17, 18, 22-25), Motortrend (10), Sport Auto France (11, 27), Carwow (12, 26), Road & Track (13), Automovil (21), SupercarLists.com estimate* (29)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 06/10/2021, last addition - BMW M5 CS.

*Estimates are based on factual test results from reputable sources.