Top 5 Fastest BMW Models In The World You Must Know

Which is the fastest BMW in the world?
Do they even exist?

Yes, they do exist and even getting better day after day!

World’s fastest BMW is not a dream anymore. The German luxury & sports car manufacturer has been working for long. They have a special division that is specialised in performance cars – //M Performance. Here’s a quote from Chris – Chief of Design for BMW Group. This shows perfection, dedication & passion for their cars.

We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art.

– Chris Bangle

That said, BMW has always been into the race of being the fastest car or motorcycle in the world. And, so far I’m not surprised, the automaker has performed tremendous and achieved a lot. So, what was missing in their plate? There is a saying – “Performance is a never-ending story.” But how this relates to the BMW?

Agree or not, BMW consistently improving its technology. This can be measure in their new breed of M Performance sports cars.

Whether it’s a coupe, sedan or even an SUV, the manufacturer has the best solution in every segment. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the list of fastest BMW in the world. Shall we?

Top 5 Fastest BMW Models In The World

Fastest BMW ModelsTop Speed
BMW M5 Drag Car348 km/h
BMW M8 Competition Edition310 km/h
BMW M5 Competition Edition305 km/h
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition305 km/h
BMW X6 M Competition Edition290 km/h

5. BMW X6 M Competition Edition

Luxury & performance is what defines the BMW X6 Competition edition. The sports activity vehicle (SAV) M edition was launched in 2009, and this is the 3rd edition. According to BMW, X6 M is the first vehicle that features both xDrive & AWD with a powerful engine.

BMW X6 M Competition Edition
BMW X6 M Competition Edition

As expected, the SAV performed well in the automotive market. Soon after launch, SAV become popular among rivals – Mercedes, Volvo, etc. Well, enough discussion! Let’s get straight to the engine hood and see what makes X6 M one of the fastest BMW model on the planet Earth.

Engine Specs

The big-bulky SAV packs a high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with custom-designed M TwinPower turbochargers. This engine churns a max. power output of 625 hp and a peak torque of 750 Nm which is little more than ordinary X6 M series.

Engine4.4-litre, 4-valve 8-Cylinders
Engine TypeM-TwinPower tech with M TwinsScroll turbochargers, High-pressure injection, VALVETRONIC tech with variable camshaft tech.
Fuel TypePetrol
Max. power output447 kW/625 hp @6,000 rpm
Max. torque output750 Nm/553 lb-ft between 1,800-5,800 rpm
Drive Type4WD with M xDrive and M Differential
Transmission8-speed Automatic Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic system

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This raw power gets transferred to all-wheel through an 8-speed Steptronic intelligent M xDrive gearbox. You also get a host of suspension features like Active roll stabilisation, DSC, Electronically controlled dampers with M dynamic system and a set of light-in-weight alloy wheels.

BMW X6 M
BMW X6 M Competition Edition Top Speed

Top Speed & Performance

You can’t ignore an X series BMW in speed and that too when it’s an M Competition Edition. That said, BMW X6 M is capable of putting some severe number on charts. Yes, according to the manufacturer, BMW X6 M Competition Edition can do 0-100 km/h under 3.8 seconds. Wait for next 5.6 seconds, and it will reach 200 km/h with a top speed of 290 km/h.

Top Speed290 km/h or 180mph
0-100 km/h3.8 seconds
0-200 km/h9.4 seconds
Power-to-weight ratio186.8 watt/kg

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Price

This is a limited edition SAV vehicle with a price tag of $117,600 for a starting variant.

4. BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

Next fastest BMW model in the list is an M4. Well, not a regular sedan, Throttlebias has come up with Champion Edition. It was first launched to celebrate the victory of Marco Wittmann’s Championship 2014. Well, the manufacturer didn’t stop there and again participated in 2016. And guess, what? The BMW M4 won again. Let’s see what made this beast won two championships straight in a row!

BMW M4 Champion Edition
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

Engine Specs

The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition holds some uncompromised skills to tackle on rivals. It comes bolted with a 3-litre, V6 petrol engine with turbocharger. Power delivery is spot on, this engine churns an outperforming 500 hp of power and a massive 600 Nm of max. torque.

Engine3-litre, 4-valve 6-Cylinders In-line
Engine TypeM-Twinpower with 2 mono-scroll turbochargers with VALVETRONIC tech.
Fuel TypePetrol
Max. power output368 kW/500 hp @6,000 rpm
Max. torque output 600 Nm/443 lb-ft between 1,400-5,800 rpm
Drive TypeRWD
Transmission7-speed Automatic M-DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) system
BMW M4 DTM Engine
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition Engine

This raw power gets feed to the rear set of wheels with the help of 7-speed M-Dual Clutch Transmission. To tackle sharp corners, the manufacturer has fitted top-notch tech. Things like variable M-sport rack, DSC, CBC, DBC, Active M Differential comes as standard. Not only these features control the car but also helps the driver to dominate the car to its max. potential.

Top Speed & Performance

According to the BMM //M division, the BMW M4 DTM does 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reaches the top speed of 305 km/h. If we dig down, the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition can do 0-200 km/h in 11.9 seconds and 0-300 km/h under 67.3 seconds.

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BMW M4 DTM Top Speed
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

Here, if you believe the number, this sports car looks promising! Isn’t it? Being one of the fastest BMW in the world, BMW has bolted every single required component which was important to beat rivals.

Top Speed305 km/h or 190 mph
0-100 km/h3.8 seconds
0-200 km/h11.9 seconds
0-300 km/h67.3 seconds
Power-to-weight ratio243.7 watt/kg

Price

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is limited to 200 units only with a good price ticket of 148,500 euros or about $163,350

3. BMW M5 Competition Edition

Another fastest BMW model in the list is M5 Competition Edition. The M5 is a high-performance variant of 5 series. The first edition of performance car had launched back in 1985. Guess what? It was fastest at that time too. Variant by variant, BMW continued improvement and work until they crafted this variant.

Fastest BMW In The World
BMW M5 Competition Edition

Yes, auto-enthusiasts, the sports car you see in the pictures it the fastest BMW or you can say fastest BMW M5 ever. It brings an exceptional performance that works in everyday hustle. And you can press the gas-paddle and see the wonders of a V8. Let’s check underneath the hood?

Engine Specs

BMW M5 Competition Edition comes fitted with a tried and tested 4.4-litre V8, M TwinPower VALVETRONIC engine. It is capable of belting out of 460 kW/625 hp of power at 6,000 rpm. In Torque, the engine develops a massive 750 Nm/553 lb-ft at 5,400 rpm.

BMW M5 Competition Engine
BMW M5 Competition Engine
Engine4.4-litre, 8 Cylinders In-line V Shape, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC configuration
Engine TypeM Twin-Scroll Twin turbocharger with VALVETRONIC tech.
Fuel TypePetrol
Max. power output460 kW/625 hp @6,000 rpm
Max. torque output750 Nm/553 lb-ft between 1,800-5,800 rpm
Drive TypeAWD
Transmission8-speed Automatic M-Steptronic system with Drivelogic configuration

BMW M5 Competition comes mated with an advanced eight-speed M-Steptronic transmission. It gets xDrive & active M-Differential which enables the sportscar to stick on roads during higher speeds. Also, provides confidence to the driver during corners. Well, things don’t stop here. You also get the option to pick RWD, which means the engine can propel raw power to the rear set of wheels only. Can you imagine this much of raw power! I’m telling you, one will need years of experience and a good skill set to handle this kind of power.

Top Speed & Performance

BMW M5 Competition Top Speed
BMW M5 Competition Top Speed

Time of most important clause! What’s the top speed and acceleration of BMW M5 Competition Edition? According to the manufacturer, BMW M5 Competition Edition can sprint from 0-100 km/h under 3.3 seconds. Wait! The sports car has just started, keep the accelerating peddle down, and it will be reaching 0-200 km/h in 10.8 seconds. Mind you, this is 0.3 quicker than that standard M5 model. Wait another 30 seconds, and it will hit the top speed of 305 km/h or 190 mph making it the fastest BMW M5.

Top Speed305 km/h or 190mph
0-100 km/h3.3 seconds
0-200 km/h10.8 seconds
Power output/litre104.7 kW
Power-to-weight ratio4.1 kg/kW

Note: According to BMW, the sports car is limited to a top speed limit of 155 mph or 250 km/h. The owner has to pick the optional M Driver’s Package to have the top speed of 305 km/h.

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Price

Excellent packages come at a good cost. That said, the BMW M5 Competition Edition comes with a starting price of $110,000. Of course, one can customise via BMW Individual package. This package offers tons of customising options – Carbon-ceramic brakes, M Alloy Wheels, etc.

2. BMW M8 Competition Edition

BMW Global launched the most anticipated M8 on May 8th, 2019. This is the second-fastest BMW production car in the company’s stable.

BMW M8 Competition Edition
BMW M8 Competition Edition

After the M5 Competition, M8 is the only model which drives an exceptional power to all set of wheels. The M8 Competition Edition has used the most powerful/tuned engine ever made by BMW M Division. Let’s see what comes under the hood!

Engine Specs

This Fastest BMW coupe offers lots of familiar stuff that you might have seen in other performance BMWs. It has a high-performance V8 motor which is already performing in the M5, X5M and X6M. That’s not all, this fantastic engine comes mated to an M tuned TwinPower Turbocharger.

BMW M8 Competition Engine Specs
BMW M8 Competition Engine
Engine4.4-litre, BMW S63 Twin-Turbocharged, 8 Cylinders In-line V Shape, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC configuration
Engine TypeM Twin-Scroll Twin turbocharger with VALVETRONIC tech.
Fuel TypePetrol
Max. power output441 kW/600 hp @6,000 rpm
Max. torque output750 Nm/553 lb-ft between 1,800-5,800 rpm
Drive TypeAWD
Transmission8-speed Automatic M-Steptronic system with Drivelogic configuration

Combining both, the BMW M8 Competition develops 441 kW/600 hp of raw power. This humongous power is handled by an 8-speed torque converter auto. transmission with BMW’s Drivelogic. That’s not all, being an M series, the M8 Competition gets XDrive AWD.

Top Speed & Performance

M8 Performance Edition has a top speed of 310 km/h, which makes it a bit faster than M5 Competition Edition. Thanks to the precise synchronization between powertrain, chassis, turbo-chargers and aerodynamics. Talking of acceleration, the BMW M8 Competition Coupe can do 0 to 100 km/h or 62mph under 3.2 seconds. Whereas, the convertible model does the same in 3.3 seconds.

BMW M8 Competition Top Speed
BMW M8 Competition Top Speed
Top Speed310 km/h or 192mph
0-100 km/h3.2 seconds
0-200 km/h11.4 seconds

Price

The BMW M8 Competition Edition starts at $350,000 ex-showroom.

1. BMW M5 Drag Car

This modified BMW M5 is the rarest, quickest and the fastest BMW model in the world. The ultimate machine has used a 2017 model M5 with some customization. Although, it is not a production car but then still manages to beat all BMWs. The fastest M5 in the world is built by a South African BMW specialist – Budler Motorsport.

BMW M5 Drag Car
BMW M5 Drag Car

Everything you see in this modified BMW is reverse engineered and built to perform. For instance: the engine has borrowed from E34 M5 and reworked. Talking of the engine, let’s see what has changed under the hood and how much power it transfers to set of wheels.

Engine Specs

As you are familiar, the Boetie Budler has used ‘S38’ engine, which is already performing in E34 M5 models. To make more power out of it, the Budler Motorsport has tuned the inline-six motor. It has custom billet camshafts, aftermarket connect rods/pistons and a high-performance Precision ProMod turbocharger. That’s not all, there is a FuelTech FT600 ECU to control the amount horsepower.

BMW M5 Drag Car Specs
BMW M5 Drag Car Specs
EngineStraight-six E34 M5 Engine
Engine TypePrecision ProMod turbocharger with High-pressure injection and VALVETRONIC tech with variable billet camshafts.
Fuel TypeHigh Octane Petrol
Max. power outputNA
Max. torque outputNA
Drive TypeRWD with custom Differential
TransmissionNA

Top Speed & Performance

The Boetie Budler has a top speed of 348 km/h, which makes it the world’s fastest BMW ever. Although it is not a regular production sports car and none of us would be able to buy it. In acceleration, the race car is capable of measuring 348 km/h miles under 6.52 seconds.

BMW M5 Drag Car Top Speed
BMW M5 Drag Car Top Speed
Top Speed348 km/h or 216mph
0-216 km/h6.52 seconds

Price

Boetie Budler is not a legal car of regular streets. The Budler Motorsport designed and built a single unit which is not available for sale.

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Fastest BMW FAQs

What is the fastest BMW road car?

BMW M8 Competition Edition is the fastest and most exclusive production car in the world. The sports car has a top speed of 310 km/h or 192mph which is generated using BMW’s most powerful engine.

Which BMW has the most horsepower?

BMW M5 Competition Edition delivers 460 kW/625 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, making it one of the most powerful BMW in the world.

Which BMW series is the best in terms of power?

BMW //M Series is the best BMW series both in terms of power & performance.

What is the top speed of a BMW M5?

According to the Throttlebias, BMW M5 Competition Edition can do 0 to 100 mph under 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h or 190mph.

Which is the fastest production BMW?

BMW M5 Competition Edition is the fastest production model BMW Motors ever manufactured.

Are these BMW cars AWD OR RWD?

It depends on the varieties of BMW models. Most of the mid/top range of BMW sports come with both options. On the other hand, the high-performance //M series comes with AWD as standard.

How fast is a BMW i8?

BMW i8 is one of the electric car manufactured by the German carmaker. The electric car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) under 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

What is the top speed of BMW 7 Series?

The BMW 7 Series comes in both petrol and diesel engine. Both engines come mated with the Automatic transmission. The luxury sedan has electronic limited top speed of 250kmph.

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  1. This list is amazing. Earlier, I have seen tons of blogs with some random shit but you have crafted really well with in-depth details. Can you list more cars in this list of fastest BMW?

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