The X5M was able to beat several cars which are not even its competition although certainly capable such as the Golf R and 335is and it simply crushed the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 by just over 7 seconds. The X5M was not even far off the lighter Z4 sDrive35is which beat it by less than a second and was not able to hit the same peak speed. This can either be viewed as the X5M being very impressive or the other BMW models which are much lighter needing some work. The 335is is soon to be replaced so we look forward to seeing how the F30 generation stacks up.
In a stark contrast to all other comparisons that have taken place between the 1M and the TT-RS with the 1M usually setting the quicker laptimes the opposite happened here. The TT-RS in Car and Driver's hands managed to beat the 1M by just slightly under 2 seconds. It also hit a higher peak speed.
These results are definitely interesting and no doubt will be debated by enthusiasts for some time to come.