Originally Posted by Garrett
You deal realize that the //M can get to it's power quicker than most cars. Meaning even if it has lower HP #'s or torque, it can rev faster, and with more gears it can get threw the rev ban faster.
This really gets lost on people. The internal guts of the S65 is really light and the accessories are either electric or on a clutch......this allows the engine to go through the powerband much faster than say the S62 (E39 M5 engine) or a big American V8. Light is fast.