BMW explains the 5 factors for quick 0-100 km/h times

Ah yes, 0 to 100 km/h times – the cornerstone of automotive development, the yardstick that determines how competent a new car will be when it’s released into society.

There used to be a time, as recent as the early 2000s, when “sub 6-second” 0 to 100 km/h times were the benchmark for most sports cars but now, a mere Volkswagen Golf GTI will do that without breaking a sweat. I guess it’s called progress.

The factors to a respectable 0 to 100 km/h time, according to BMW, is reliant on these five factors – aerodynamics, weight, power output, tyres and assistance systems.

In Malaysia, while we’re spoilt for choice with an array of powerful BMW M models, the current F90 M5 and the newly-launched 850i xDrive Coupe are among those that have broken the 4-second 0 to 100 km/h barrier.


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