It’s Friday and time to have some fun watching a shoot out between the newly-announced Tesla Model S P85D and the new 2015 BMW M4 Convertible in a drag race. With the Tesla Model S P85D’s massive amount of horsepower and torque output and sending all that power to four wheels, we would expect the Tesla to blow away the lesser M4.
The Tesla Model S P85D comes with 691 horsepower and 687 lb-ft of torque and weights in at 4,900 lb. The BMW M4 Convertible is powered by a new 3.0 liter inline-six TwinPower turbo powerplant pumping out 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque and weights in at 4,140 lb. Doesn’t look like much of a contest. Watch the video and see what happens.
Everyone would say it’s not a fair matchup with the Tesla’s significantly more horsepower and torque over the new BMW M4. The Tesla has all that massive torque instantly available at the start to get the big sports car moving quickly. As the M4 enables the launch control, he gets a slight jump on the all-electric P85D but the Tesla’s power is evident immediately. The Tesla launches ahead, yet the race is closer than one would have thought because of the Model S P85D’s higher weight.
It’s fun to watch the new 2015 BMW M4 and Tesla Model S P85D duking it out in a drag race on a frontage road next the highway. The Tesla P85D was also tested on the dyno and shocked DragTimes.com with 864 lb. ft of torque to the wheels. Check it out below.