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Old 10-10-2012, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by solstice View Post
I still lust for that car watching that video. It is sooooo cool. And I Do know how the video ends when it's not truncated... All those things complained about works flawlessly in for example a Lexus ES, doesn't make me want one of those.

Like with an with Alfa Romeo there are a lot of things you can forgive in a car that cool and that fun.
Complicated, maybe. Horrible, not a chance.
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Originally Posted by highyo View Post
the last m5 is only one word


epic.


i love this video
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Originally Posted by highyo View Post
The E60 M5 represents the last in a long line of NA engines, and the sound of that engine at full scream is enough to give you goosebumps. it's also harsh and the SMG is very clunky (like grandma moving through shifts, even at the highest settings) and it takes the top half of the revs to really get the pull vs the effortless (lazy?) power all across the curve on an S2 550. it's a tough decision.

this is really simple to break down though. if your heart is in control you would probably take the E60. but the rational brain would choose the 550. the purists would take the e60 m5 9x out of 10.
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i went from a HPFP laden 535 sport (which, besides the limp mode on twisty mountain roads i really loved) to the 550i X with (now) Dinan Stage 2. they are VASTLY different, i continue to be amazed by the refinement, raw power, smooth when it wants to be, aggresive when it wants to be swiss army knife that is the 550. it's true, she gained weight and is not as surgical as the e60, but as i mentioned, this trade is worth it to me. 85% of the E60 in the twisties, 150% of the E60 in all other modes.
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i don't. would have bought one if i did big guy. i have always loved 5 series, this is my 2nd one, it won't be my last one. i have also always loved M3s, but the choice this time was OBVIOUS. 550i xdrive with Dinan s2 FTW
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Originally Posted by bmw_enthusiasm
you mean your din an will take down my M3 on a straight line ?

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Originally Posted by highyo View Post
100% yes. it's happened before, will happen again. not many cars can fck with me bro
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Originally Posted by highyo View Post
the engine is a monster. the car is more fighter bomber than fighter. some have had a very hard time adjusting to this new reality, some cant take it because of the "isolation". isolation to some = refinement to others.
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Originally Posted by highyo View Post
It's a prerequisite for M3 owners to come over to the F10 board and hate on the F10. you are the 3rd in an illustrious group.

boy is that M5 fierce.
Now, now ... let's be consistent since you both rely on reviews, not have double standards ... if one seeks to rely on reviews, the reviews generally say that the F10 M5 is better than the E60 M5.

Automobile http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588709

Insideline: Slightly Less Exotic, yet Still a Better Sport Sedan http://www.insideline.com/bmw/m5/201...rst-drive.html

Road and Track:Still the king of all sports sedans, the new M5 improves in every way. http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2013-bmw-m5

Motortrend: A Bigger Bang: Latest Sedan Takes A Big Step Forward http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz28ur7o7Am

Autocar: Objectively it's the best M5 we've ever seen; bigger, faster, more efficient, vastly easier to live with and still an exercise in handling brilliance.

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http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588616

Last edited by bm323; 10-10-2012 at 10:03 AM.
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