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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-14-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,482
Posted By wolverine
Actually, trapspeed is the most valuable...

Actually, trapspeed is the most valuable measurement, not time. Trapspeed is a very reliable measure of the cars horsepower. Two cars of equal weight can have exactly the same 1/4 mile times, but...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-14-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,482
Posted By wolverine
Saying 0-60 times are arbitrary is like saying IQ...

Saying 0-60 times are arbitrary is like saying IQ measurement is arbitrary. Why not have a scale 0-10?

0-60 times are a standard reference for comparing a car's performance to other cars. Like...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,482
Posted By wolverine
I'm still not sure what your point is. Are you...

I'm still not sure what your point is. Are you saying you can't make a decision to buy the car unless you've driven it?

I actually like a lot of things about the car. BMW has done it's usual...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-12-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,482
Posted By wolverine
Not sure what your point is here. Never driven...

Not sure what your point is here. Never driven the F10 M5. Didn't say that I had.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-12-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,482
Posted By wolverine
Very well said - you captured my thoughts...

Very well said - you captured my thoughts exactly.

I have been, and still am a BMW enthusiast, and drove my E60 M5 over 130,000 miles with many dragstrip and track days. The newest M5 just...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,482
Posted By wolverine
Yes, the Panamera has unbelievable leg and...

Yes, the Panamera has unbelievable leg and headroom in the back. A consequence of the 6'4" Porsche CEO saying he had to be comfortable in the back of the Panamera.

It's not quite fair to list the...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,500
Posted By wolverine
Good that they're not available. A ridiculous...

Good that they're not available. A ridiculous option for any street car.

If you want to track the M5, be ready to buy a new set of tires after a few sessions. All you need to do with the brakes...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 08-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By wolverine
OK then - small number of cars, but important...

OK then - small number of cars, but important nonetheless. I'll post on the M5board.
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 07-31-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By wolverine
I don't believe it. Check back with your SA, and...

I don't believe it. Check back with your SA, and if there is truly a 'recall', then he will have at least a service bulletin detailing what the fix is. If he doesn't have any 'detail', then it's...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 07-06-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By wolverine
I've been driving Audi's for 15 years, and in the...

I've been driving Audi's for 15 years, and in the last 5 years have switched to BMW's. From my perspective, Audi is making some of the best cars on the planet right now. Their interior/exterior...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 07-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By wolverine
I've driven all the E55's and a number of 63's,...

I've driven all the E55's and a number of 63's, and have 50,000 miles on my M5. The answer to your question is the E55 is more luxurious, rides better, and has gobs of low end torque. The steering...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 06-04-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By wolverine
The 'vert is just a chick magnet :rofl:...

The 'vert is just a chick magnet

:rofl: :rofl:
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 06-04-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By wolverine
I've made a dozen runs at the strip, and many...

I've made a dozen runs at the strip, and many dozen on my Gtech so far, and talked to a bunch of people. Here's the best way I've found to launch:

Stoplight: Forget US "Launch Control" - you can...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 06-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By wolverine
Yep, the perforated leather is in fact much...

Yep, the perforated leather is in fact much softer than the 'extended leather'. Plus if you live in an area where the temperature exceeds 80 deg F, the ventilation is something you'll use every day...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 04-13-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By wolverine
Geez - sounds a lot like my car - BBS instead of...

Geez - sounds a lot like my car - BBS instead of Dinan wheels and H&R springs and spacers instead of the Dinan kit, and resonator delete with stock exhaust. I like the $120K price tag...;)
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 03-25-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,208
Posted By wolverine
Get the M5 - no question. The V10 engine alone...

Get the M5 - no question. The V10 engine alone is enough to justify the purchase.

The M5 with SMG is not a 'smooth' car, but it can be driven smoothly with some practice. People with no...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-23-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,053
Posted By wolverine
Fronts are about 1 lb less. I'd figure 30 lbs...

Fronts are about 1 lb less. I'd figure 30 lbs for the rear, 29 lbs front and you'll be within a pound or so.
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-23-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,053
Posted By wolverine
No idea on the seat weight. The stock M5 wheels...

No idea on the seat weight. The stock M5 wheels are about 30lbs each.
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-07-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By wolverine
Yeah! I would go for the max in this situation. ...

Yeah! I would go for the max in this situation. The dealer is treating you like crap, and BMW should be notified. If you don't do something, they'll just continue their behavior with other...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-05-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,745
Posted By wolverine
It cannot be disengaged - all the reviews point...

It cannot be disengaged - all the reviews point this out as a major disadvantage.
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-05-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By wolverine
The data in Road and Track for both the M5 and M6...

The data in Road and Track for both the M5 and M6 is hardly anecdotal. Being an engineer, I can tell you that good test data is always superior to 'theoretical calculations'. You can take the R&T...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 02-03-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By wolverine
Not quite - you're neglecting the fact that the...

Not quite - you're neglecting the fact that the true rolling radius is slightly lower than theoretical. Here's what was published in the Feb 06 edition of R&T:

1:44
2:66
3:97
4:126
5:151...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 11-07-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By wolverine
The difference between the V8 and V10 is that the...

The difference between the V8 and V10 is that the V8 and drivetrain was designed for manual and step, not SMG. Therefore the SMG had to be 'adapted' to the engine and drivetrain, resulting in a less...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 11-06-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By wolverine
SMG almost for sure in all cases. They have...

SMG almost for sure in all cases. They have negated any advantage the 6sp might have by making it impossible to turn off the DSC!! The best launch you can do is with MDM on, and the 'nanny' will...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 10-22-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,054
Posted By wolverine
Congrats - you will love the car. Just wait...

Congrats - you will love the car. Just wait until you've completed break-in, then you can experience the true personality of the Beast!!
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