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Old 05-20-2012, 10:14 AM
RodgerLogan RodgerLogan is offline
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Mein Auto: 2007 M5 Space Gray
I have to go with Mustaine on this one. I just bought my '07 M5 w/36000 mi from a local BMW dealer for a song. I traded in my '09 X5 Diesel. As I iterated in another posting, I was fortunate to have the GM of the dealership, who is an "M" fanatic and owner, take me for an "educational" test drive. He demonstrated all the nuances of the various programs and modes. But the thing that stuck out most was "shift between 3000-4000 rpm when street driving". This is unnatural for most of us who are used to low RPM shifting in non high-performance situations. It's the nature of that wonderful V10. With an 8000+ RPM redline, it's torque and horsepower are minimal at low revs. Get used to being at a higher RPM, for a given gear, than you're used to while shifting. Once settled in in traffic you can select up seamlessly for fuel economy. Work with it, not against it. My 58 year old wife loves it! I couldn't be happier!
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