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Old 12-20-2012, 09:11 PM
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:34 PM
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:00 PM
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I agree ,Its a flagship car. A formula 1 hidden in a 5 series sedan. Its the engine that rocks.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:23 AM
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I agree ,Its a flagship car. A formula 1 hidden in a 5 series sedan. Its the engine that rocks.
Tell me more about that - is the engine truly a gem? I am on the hunt for a AW 2010 M5 - but as of yet have not driven one. When I see and hear them - the engine sounds somewhat ordinary. I know this is the conservative nature of the exhaust - but is the engine a monster? seems that I hear some suggest one needs to rev it very high to make it feel fast. Does this become a chore?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:52 AM
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Its a small (relatively) displacement V10 that revs past 8,000 rpm. Its not a low rpm torque monster but it feels very fast when you can hold a gear all the way up past 8k. Its the exact equivalent of adding 25% to the current model M3 power plant.

You don't have to string it out in every gear to make it fun during ordinary driving, but I bet you'll find yourself shifting between 4-5k on a normal basis, which seems ubsurd and doesn't do any favors to your mpg.

I would also love an AW '10 (newer idrive) but finding a non-smg one is not much fun if I could call up the used car factory and have one made it would be easier. I've test driven a couple smg's and just don't think I could ever get comfortable with it, much less feel comfortable with my wife driving it and not hating me every time she got behind the wheel.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:29 AM
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:36 PM
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I just traded up from an 02 M3 to a 2010 M5 and I am absolutely in love with this car.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:53 PM
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Tell me more about that - is the engine truly a gem? I am on the hunt for a AW 2010 M5 - but as of yet have not driven one. When I see and hear them - the engine sounds somewhat ordinary. I know this is the conservative nature of the exhaust - but is the engine a monster? seems that I hear some suggest one needs to rev it very high to make it feel fast. Does this become a chore?
Yes its the engine Its a fast sleeper until you go M power then it becomes a monster fast car with a sound that halts all that are behind you. The only way to make it safe for the public driver is SMG trans controlling the massive power plant . The very tall 7 gears allow you to surpass just about anything on the road with having a cruising speed of 80mph. I think the engine and drivetrain are unmatched.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 AM
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The only way to make it safe for the public driver is SMG trans controlling the massive power plant .
Amen to that or those bastards - Spend the time in seat and the SMG is not soo bad, specifically when in M S-5 it will give you a permagrin - you can easily drive the V10/SMG in a daily driver roll without running street light to street light -

BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO
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I would buy another 06 m5 SMG instantly just to keep Willow company . I want also thank the previous owner for have the custom Dinan exaust increased the size of the tail pipes . Great unique sound toohttp://www.dinancars.com/shop/D660-0...st-E60-M5.aspx
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The 10 M5 is pretty handy for a dd.
Not a track star, ut an overall great car.
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Wow looks good! Currently own an 02 745i been think of jumping on m5 band wagon but idk! You guys know if these cars are as problematic as 8's?
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