MRV99 and Stealth both has a point. The F10 needs to be significantly bigger than the F30 to make segment sense but the M5 is also pushing the size of a traditional M car. It's simply to big to provide the tight, tidy and athletic handling that the M3 and M5s are known for. These cars are getting too big, E46 and E39 was just about perfect and the XL size should have been left to the 7 series. Now with the F-cars the three is a small 5 and the 5 is a small 7 and it has an impact not only on roominess but on perceived handling as well. A smaller, lighter car will feel more nimble and athletic.
Stealth, now when you know the new M5 inside and out has your track assessment of the M5 vs the M3 changed a lot? I remember that you felt the M3 was the sharper car in Sevilla but that was without any M5 experience. Were you faster with the M5 at the M driving school?
Last edited by solstice; 01-08-2013 at 12:08 PM.