Re: m5 vs z8 ANWER THIS QUESTION

Discussion in '2000 BMW Z8' started by HPmasterauto, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. m5 vs z8 ANWER THIS QUESTION

    Between the z8 and the m5, what do u think is better? WHY?
     
  2. Well, first off, they're both great cars and almost the same car in the sense that the Z8 wraps the M5 engine in more rakish sheetmetal with a droptop and a lower, sportier chassis. But the M5 gives you about $40K+ in savings, a real back seat, and sleeper looks that will slip you in under cop radar. But if I had to pick just one, I would go for the Z8, since I'm a sports/performance first kind of guy. But my ideal choice would be the M5 for when I need a back seat, and the Ferrari 360 Modena (similar performance and price to the Z8, but slightly better looks, prestige, and driving excitement in my opinion) in place of the Z8. I think the M5 rules hands-down in the sports-luxury sedan class (for its price), but the Z8 goes neck and neck with the Ferrari and the 911 Turbo. So, if the question is which car is best at its purpose and in its class, the M5 is my answer. What do you think?
     
  3. The m5 is the fastest saloon car in the world, but it never said it was faster than a roadster.
     
  4. m5 would destory z8 in my opinion .... i mean this car is a bad ass car and all.. but i mean come on a M5!?!? no way!
     
  5. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from YellaFella</i>
    <b>m5 would destory z8 in my opinion .... i mean this car is a bad ass car and all.. but i mean come on a M5!?!? no way!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    In case you hadn't noticed, the Z8 uses the M5 chassis and engine. But weighs around 200Kg less. This gives it a better power to weight ratio. Therefore the Z8 is quicker.

    M5 0-60 = 4.6, 0-100 = 10.6

    Z8 0-60 = 4.2, 0-100 = 10.2<!-- Signature -->
     
  6. I love this car. Its got classic looks, forget the fact its based on the 507. Its going to look like a smart E30 does still today ageless and stylish. If I could have any two door car in the world this would surely be it.

    Theres nothing else to say, its styled perfectly.
     
  7. This is a hard choice since they aren't in the same class. The Z8 should be compared to the 911 GT2 and the 360 Modena. The M5 should be compared to cars like the S600 and the M3. If I had the choice, I would definitely choose the Z8 for it's more exotic look and its quicker speed. The M5 is more practical though, with 4 doors and 4 proper seats. In terms of overall status: luxury,comfort,performance the M5 would win hands down as it is a better bang for the buck! <!-- Signature -->
     
  8. Z8 just because it is very very unique car...<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. well theres only one problem.. a 911 turbo owns this car.. this is verynice though .. anyways back in subject.. if you see the little diff in the specs of m5 and z8.. its so little i would say the m5 is better overall (price ...etc, ) the m5 is better bang for the bucks..<!-- Signature -->
     
  10. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BMW M5</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from YellaFella</i>
    <b>m5 would destory z8 in my opinion .... i mean this car is a bad ass car and all.. but i mean come on a M5!?!? no way!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    In case you hadn't noticed, the Z8 uses the M5 chassis and engine. But weighs around 200Kg less. This gives it a better power to weight ratio. Therefore the Z8 is quicker.

    M5 0-60 = 4.6, 0-100 = 10.6

    Z8 0-60 = 4.2, 0-100 = 10.2</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    holy crap, what r these numbers ??
    the Z8 does 0-60 in 4.6 sec
    the M6 probabbly around 5 flat or something...

    the Z8 uses the same engine as the M5, but is lighter, and more aerodynamic <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> therefore FASTER !!!!!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. M5 is about 4.7 for the quickest test (Motor Trend). Motor Trend also got a 4.2 out of the Z8.

    As far as aerodynamics, I'm pretty sure the M5 has the upper hand. Most convertibles are notoriously unaerodynamic. BMW states a Cd of 0.31 for the M5, vs. 0.43 for the Z8.
     
  12. for a ride with your girl friend,it's the Z8.
    but for a bunch of friends,the M5.
    power is preety much the same so i think i'd go for the M5.
    it's has more class.
     
  13. These are totally different cars, the Z8 is a roadster meant for fun by just cruising or with romantic fast ride with your girl. M5 is more of a social car where you and your friends would drive around in. In my opinion, both are beutiful and equal in style, but in performance i'm not too sure with that speed limiter on, it seems the Z8 would be better considering this is made to be a goo performance car, whereas the m5 is a 4 door saloon. In my opinion, it is a draw.
     
  14. I think the M5 is a better car because its looks more aggressive and the Z8 is good if you like sports car but if you looking for sports car get a 360 Modena. Its way better
     
  15. Well...gah...this is a hard one. Like it was said before,these cars are in two totally different classes... But, honestly, I'd have to take the M5 in this one. I'm really big into streetracing and whatnot. The M5 is the ultimate sleeper. With just a little bit of work you can bust the hell out of just about any car tuned to a reasonable degree. And I would just like to have the ability to say "I drive an M5. What about you?"
     
  16. theyre in totally different classes, but since you asked id take the m5 and use the change for a m3 hell its the same drivetrain anyway with the added beneift of useable back seats and trunk. The z8 is a great car though dont get me wrong but id rather have the two greatest cars in the world than just the one from the top ten.
     
  17. Very tough choice.
    Same engine.
    M5 is more practical and cheaper.
    But Z8 is much more EXOTIC and WEIRD looking, I'd take the Z8.
    Weird looking cars RULE!
     
  18. WELL, lets look at it this way...

    PERFORMANCE:
    Z8, it is the M5 engine, but with a much smaller body, therefore giving it a faster 0-60.

    LOOKS:
    If you want a true sports sedan, of course, go with the M5, but if you want an hyper-exotic that's probably more fun to drive, Z8.

    PRICE:
    M5 will "only" set you back $105 500 canadian, while the Z8 has a base price of $195 000 Canadian. Ouch!

    PRACTICALITY:
    M5 definetly. BACK SEATS for one!
     
  19. Z8 obvioslyq, but the M5 is more practicle an fun to drive.
     
  20. I have a Z8 and it is fantastic. It also has a M5 engine so it is suped up like crazy. I also have a Cl 55 Amg
     
  21. yeah, the Z8 wins in performance due to its weight, but M5 wins in almost everything else, IMO: aerodynamics, room, looks, cost, and has the signature letter M in its name. definitely the M5 for me.
     
  22. First i wouldnt trust trend. I would just buy a m3. Cheaper and faster than m5. But out of the two definantly z8. Lighter cars go faster.
     
  23. After looking at the stats this car wins. rATHER have a roadster than a family sedan too.
     
  24. The Z8, by far -- higher performance, higher exclusivity...
     
  25. Weird comparison
     

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