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bkriaras1 12-20-2012 10:11 PM

just bought an m5
 
omg... this car is incredible. after owning a 03 m3, 04 e55, and 05 645ci this is rediculous

TMACM5 12-28-2012 07:34 PM

Congrats!!! Post up some pictures when you can.

luckydog 01-01-2013 06:00 PM

I agree ,Its a flagship car. A formula 1 hidden in a 5 series sedan. Its the engine that rocks.:beerchug::guitar:

batmbl 02-05-2013 03:51 PM

This thread is worthless without pics! :)

mermar 02-07-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by luckydog (Post 7283321)
I agree ,Its a flagship car. A formula 1 hidden in a 5 series sedan. Its the engine that rocks.:beerchug::guitar:

Tell me more about that - is the engine truly a gem? I am on the hunt for a AW 2010 M5 - but as of yet have not driven one. When I see and hear them - the engine sounds somewhat ordinary. I know this is the conservative nature of the exhaust - but is the engine a monster? seems that I hear some suggest one needs to rev it very high to make it feel fast. Does this become a chore?

jashearer 02-08-2013 11:52 AM

Its a small (relatively) displacement V10 that revs past 8,000 rpm. Its not a low rpm torque monster but it feels very fast when you can hold a gear all the way up past 8k. Its the exact equivalent of adding 25% to the current model M3 power plant.

You don't have to string it out in every gear to make it fun during ordinary driving, but I bet you'll find yourself shifting between 4-5k on a normal basis, which seems ubsurd and doesn't do any favors to your mpg.

I would also love an AW '10 (newer idrive) but finding a non-smg one is not much fun if I could call up the used car factory and have one made it would be easier. I've test driven a couple smg's and just don't think I could ever get comfortable with it, much less feel comfortable with my wife driving it and not hating me every time she got behind the wheel.

Jay

SuperTerp 02-08-2013 12:29 PM

PUT AN ESS TUNE ON IT :D

I love the 06-2010 M5's I'm honestly thinking of picking one up and just sitting on it.

Dthiss 02-12-2013 09:36 PM

I just traded up from an 02 M3 to a 2010 M5 and I am absolutely in love with this car.

luckydog 02-19-2013 11:53 PM

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Tell me more about that - is the engine truly a gem? I am on the hunt for a AW 2010 M5 - but as of yet have not driven one. When I see and hear them - the engine sounds somewhat ordinary. I know this is the conservative nature of the exhaust - but is the engine a monster? seems that I hear some suggest one needs to rev it very high to make it feel fast. Does this become a chore?

Yes its the engine Its a fast sleeper until you go M power then it becomes a monster fast car with a sound that halts all that are behind you. The only way to make it safe for the public driver is SMG trans controlling the massive power plant . The very tall 7 gears allow you to surpass just about anything on the road with having a cruising speed of 80mph. I think the engine and drivetrain are unmatched. :)

durango099 03-03-2013 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by luckydog (Post 7392257)
The only way to make it safe for the public driver is SMG trans controlling the massive power plant .

:thumbup: Amen to that or :mad: those bastards - Spend the time in seat and the SMG is not soo bad, specifically when in M S-5 it will give you a perma:Dgrin - you can easily drive the V10/SMG in a daily driver roll without running street light to street light -

BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO :angel:

luckydog 03-03-2013 05:12 PM

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I would buy another 06 m5 SMG instantly just to keep Willow company . I want also thank the previous owner for have the custom Dinan exaust increased the size of the tail pipes . Great unique sound too:)http://www.dinancars.com/shop/D660-0...st-E60-M5.aspx

dalekressin 03-03-2013 05:29 PM

The 10 M5 is pretty handy for a dd.
Not a track star, ut an overall great car.

02QTR28 03-04-2013 07:18 PM

Wow looks good! Currently own an 02 745i been think of jumping on m5 band wagon but idk! You guys know if these cars are as problematic as 8's?

02QTR28 03-04-2013 07:19 PM

Meant as 7's!


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