BMW M5 Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on BMW M5 clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 130 mm (5.1 in)
    • Offroad abilities: poor
    • Ride height per person: 26 mm (1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 98 — 110 mm (3.9 — 4.3 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: high
    • Clearance to tire height: 130 mm / 103 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 130 mm / 496 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 142 mm
    • Difference with world average: -31 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 4.4 V8 — 4.5 hp/mm
  • Competition 4.4 V8 — 4.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 4.4 V8 — 5.7 Nm/mm
  • Competition 4.4 V8 — 5.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 4.4 V8 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Competition 4.4 V8 — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    4.4 V8 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    30 mm/L 99 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -22% 9
    Competition 4.4 V8 128 mm
    (5 in)
    29 mm/L 95 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -26% 8.7
    Vehicle 4.4 V8
    Clearance 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 30 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 99 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -22%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle Competition 4.4 V8
    Clearance 128 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 29 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 95 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -26%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%

    Quick notes on BMW M5 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 152 mm (6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: above average
      • Ride height per person: 30.4 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 120 — 132 mm (4.7 — 5.2 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite low
      • Clearance to tire height: 152 mm / 137 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 152 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 164 mm
      • Difference with world average: -9 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 6 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 3.5i — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 3.5i — 2 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    3.5i 152 mm
    (6 in)
    44 mm/L 119 mm
    (4.7 in)
    -6% 10.7
    Vehicle 3.5i
    Clearance 152 mm (6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 119 mm (4.7 in)
    Difference from world average -6%
    Ride height to car height 10.7%