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BMW M5 vs. BMW M8

In comparing the BMW M5 to the BMW M8, the BMW M5 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The BMW M8 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The BMW M5 and BMW M8 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the BMW M5 versus the BMW M8, the BMW M5 is a better car than the BMW M8.

BMW M5 versus BMW M8 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW M5 ranges from $93,070 to $114,700 while a used BMW M8 from the same model year range is priced between $115,336 to $156,343. For a new model, the BMW M5's price is between $110,327 and $148,906, with the BMW M8 priced between $133,524 and $155,777.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW M5’s base engine makes 600 horsepower, and the BMW M8 base engine makes 617 horsepower. Both the M5 and the M8 are rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 422 and 442 miles respectively. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the BMW M5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The BMW M8 has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$110,327 - $148,906

Used Asking Price:

$93,070 - $114,700

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$133,524 - $155,777

Used Asking Price:

$115,336 - $156,343

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

55.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base

Trim Levels

Competition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

600 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

553 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.138 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

617 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

553 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.138 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 21 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

302 / 422 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 22 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

302 / 442 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

14 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

103.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Cargo Space:

11 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

100.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4345 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58 inches

Length:

196.4 inches

Wheelbase:

117.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4480 lbs

Width:

84.1 inches

Height:

55.9 inches

Length:

200.9 inches

Wheelbase:

119.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

275/40R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

275/35R20