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/// The Stig's 2005 E60 M5

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    2005 BMW E60 M5 (NB92)
    - 0-100Kph: 4.4sec
    - 0-200Kph: 13.1sec
    - Standing 1/4 mile (402.34m): 12.5sec @ 192Kph
    - Top Speed 326Kph (204Mph)
    - 50:50 Weight distribution

    BMW Motorsport Division 5.0L V10 S85B50 Engine
    - 378 kW (507 hp) @ 7750rpm
    - 520 Nm (384 lbft) @ 6100rpm
    - Redline @ 8250rpm
    - Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 75.2 mm
    - 12.0:1 Compression Ratio
    - 90 degree bank angle
    - Cast aluminum block with bed plate design split at the crankshaft axis
    - Cylinder offset: 17 mm (no liners)
    - CNC machined ports and combustion chambers
    - Cast aluminum heads with four valves per cylinder and hydraulic lifters
    - Cam duration (SAE) 268°/260°, lift 11.7/11.5 mm
    - Double VANOS system which varies both intake and exhaust cam phasing
    - Adjustment of camshafts: intake 60°, exhaust 37°
    - Valves actuated through non-rotating inverted bucket cam followers
    - Diameter of the inlet valves 35 mm, exhaust – 30.5 mm, stem diameter 5 mm
    - Oil-cooled (via nozzle), forged aluminum alloy pistons from Mahle Motorsport
    - Pistons weigh 481.7 grams, including piston pins and rings.
    - Cylinder compression height: 27.4 mm
    - Lightweight connecting rods (length: 140.7 mm)
    - Rods with bearing shells weigh 623 grams.
    - Forged steel crankshaft with counterweights, shared crankpins
    - Uneven firing interval of 90 or 54 degrees.
    - Firing Order: 1-6-5-10-2-7-3-8-4-9.
    - Quasi-dry sump lubricating system
    - Siemens MS S65 engine management
    - Fuel injectors – 356 cc/min (500kPa)
    - "Ionic current" knock control
    - 10 individual electronically controlled throttle butterflies
    - 2 x K&N Hi flow performance panel air filters (33-2350 & 33-2352) Originally OEM (Mahle) disposable paper filters
    - Equal length exhaust header 5-1, w/ integrated catalytic converter
    - Specific power: 75.6kW/l (101.4hp/l)
    - Dry weight: 240kg

    Getrag SMG III single-clutch 7 speed semi-automatic transmission
    - Shifts gear in 65 milliseconds
    - Downshift assist
    - Hill holder
    - Pseudo Automatic mode
    3.985 (1st), 2.652 (2nd), 1.806 (3rd), 1.392 (4th), 1.159 (5th), 1.000 (6th) and 0.833 (7th); final drive ratio 3.620:1.

    Variable M Differential
    - using shear pump, viscous silicon fluid, and multi-disc clutch.

    Miesterschaft GTC Stainless Steel Cat Back Exhaust System (Originally "Stock" M-Tech Performance Exhaust)
    - Twin 70mm Catback System
    - 4 x 90mm Tips
    - Bimodal (with wireless remote): 4 x Mufflers, or 2 x Straight pipes!
    "Think GT3 Carrera Cup Race Car, if not, LOUDER!" - Reaper.
    Not convinced? Turn up your speakers and click here

    M-Tech Performance Brakes
    Four-wheel vented and cross-drilled brake discs with two-piece rotors, 2 pot calipers
    Front: 374 x 36 mm
    Rear: 370 x 24 mm
    ABS & EBD
    Automatic Brake Drying

    All aluminium MacPherson strut front suspension
    All aluminium multi-link rear suspension.
    - Electronic Damper Control (Magnetic Damper control technology)
    - Lowered Suspension (not sure what's there, need a closer look, about 1" lower than stock)
    - 26.5 mm front and 18 mm rear anti-roll bars.

    Dynamic Stability Control / Traction Control
    Launch Control
    Real time Tyre Pressure monitoring
    Multimode Heads Up Display (Tacho, Nav, Cruise Control & Check Control Messages)
    Electric M-Sports Seats with Active bolster support (also heated)
    M-Sports Leather Steering Wheel
    Electric Windows
    Electric Sunroof
    Electric Anti-glare side mirrors (auto dipping during reverse)
    Electric Rear Sunblind
    Electrochromatic auto dimming rearview mirror
    Parking Sensors w/ Parking Distance Control
    Cruise Control w/ Braking Function
    Multizone HVAC
    Keyless Entry/Central Locking
    Electric Boot Release
    Heated Windscreen with Rain Sensor
    Rear side sunblinds
    - dual front airbags
    - front and rear side airbags
    - full-length curtain airbags

    Xenon HID Projector Headlamps with Angel Eyes and motorised washers

    iDrive integrated vehicle operating system (6.5" Monitor)
    - 2D/3D GPS Navigation
    - Audio, FM/AM, CD (7 Stacker)
    - Digital TV, DVD Player
    - Factory Bluetooth
    - Vehicle Status/Diagnostics
    Premium 13 Speaker Harman Kardon Logic7 Audio with twin 8" Subwoofers
    - Dension Gateway 500S (custom install)

    Paint - Interlagos Blue Metallic (A30)
    Leather Interior - Silverstone Grey (X3A9)
    Fine Brushed Aluminium Trim

    19" Factory BBS Wheels, semi gloss black Front: 19x8.5" (ET12) Rear: 19x9.5" (ET28)
    Pirelli P-Zero Rubber, Front:255/40R19 Rear: 285/35R19

    Currently pulling 14.3L per 100Km combined

    Production Plant: Dingolfing, Southern Bavaria, Germany
    Production Date: 2005-03-17

    Odometer: 82,300km

    Engine Oil: 10 liters Liqui Moly Race Tech GT1 10W60

    Check Out /// The Stig's '09 E70 M and/or /// The Stig's '92 E34 535i

    Addendum A: - Bosch 0 280 158 036 Fuel Injector Spec:

    Addendum B: - Stock outputs (flywheel):
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User Comments

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  1. 426Cuda
    What a beast!
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    2. 426Cuda
      Very nice car The Stig.
      I've always prefered BMW over Merc personally. Although, some of the later model AMG's are pretty cool. What's it like to drive around town? It sounds like it might be a bit peaky?
      I went for a spin in a new M3 back around 2005. It was pretty cool for a N/A 6.
      426Cuda, Jul 29, 2017
    3. thestig
      I certainly wouldn't call it 'peaky' under any circumstance. It has a split personality though, differentiated by either the press of the 'm' button or use of the exhaust remote control. It's a fast car in 'relaxed about town mode', it tries to rip your face off in 'm' mode. I've added a graph above for your reference.
      thestig, Jul 29, 2017
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    4. 426Cuda
      Impressive. The tq curve demonstrates what i meant by peaky. Sweet spot at 6k rpm. Then steepish decent. But, HP ripping your face off by that stage. Hence the mask? Haha
      426Cuda, Jul 29, 2017
  2. monstar
    Interesting specs, what’s the bore and stroke, cam events @ 0.006”?
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    2. monstar
      Say if that engine were dropped into a Zeta auto, the output would be like 297 rwkw. What sort of corrected dyno figures are realistic with the drivetrain above?
      monstar, Jul 28, 2017
    3. thestig
      looks like it is designed to operate at 5 bar. (data capture above). I think the info source that quoted 192 has misread g/min as cc/min. By the chart above I make them 356 cc/min @ 5 Bar.
      thestig, Jul 28, 2017
    4. thestig
      E60 M5 drive train losses are typical around 18 to 20% so 302 to 309rwkW
      thestig, Jul 28, 2017
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