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Old 10-13-2012, 08:49 AM
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Next car: '18 AMG GT Vert
Location: MD
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Mein Auto: 13 X5M, 15 M6, 15 328dxt
I will admit I was really disappionted when BMW announced it was abandoning the aluminum front chassis in favor of a cheaper all steel chassis on the F10. People back then raised weight concerns before we knew the actual numbers. The M5 weight gain is now a matter of fact and it is 375lbs (curb weight: 4012lbs vs 4387lbs) heavier than a car that people already complained was already too heavy! Hopefully, the next generation of fiver will join the weight-loss trend that is currently going strong in the SUV community. As Solstice recently pointed out, the Porsche Cayenne & VW Toureg each lost about 400lbs in their last redesign, but the list doesn't stop there. Other examples of SUV redesigns: the Hyundai Sante Fe lost 266lbs, the Nissan Pathfinder lost 500lbs, and the Range Rover lost a whooping 700lbs! Here's hoping for the future.

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