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Old 02-22-2006, 01:45 PM
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M5 vs M6- Which one is better?

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Road and Track said the M6 feels more connected to the road and to get it over the M5 if you dont need the space. And vice versa for the M5. Numbers are basically the same however, so it's really a case of personal preference.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:16 PM
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Road and Track said the M6 feels more connected to the road and to get it over the M5 if you dont need the space. And vice versa for the M5. Numbers are basically the same however, so it's really a case of personal preference.
One number is not basically the same, namely the sales price. M5 at about $90k vs M6 at about $110k. Yeah, I know, if you can afford an M....blah, blah. Still, is it worth $20k (or more considering dealer asking price over MSRP) for a very slight edge over the M5? Only if you love the styling and looks of the 6 more than the 5.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:23 PM
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I think they are making less M6's than M5's, still, that doesn't really justify the price difference. What I think does though is that a standard 650i price vs 550i price, ~$15k.
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:16 AM
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Good point regarding the price of a 650 over a 550. Personally I think that's a little much spearation as well, but BMW has marketing experts who know where that sweet spot is on the price point. Still, I'd go with the M5 since the styling of the 6'er is nice but not really any more appealing to me than the 5'er, so not worth a premium to me personally.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:12 AM
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:11 PM
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Regarding the 550 vs 650, I'd buy the 650 just because not many people have one, where as many people have a 550, or similar 5-series. M5 vs M6 though, I'm still shooting for the M6, same reason as the 650.
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:28 PM
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M5, easily, all day, twice on Sunday, and once before work the next day. The 6-series does nothing for me. *shrug*
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:09 PM
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I've heard of people's personal experience and they say that the M6 sounds like it is actually faster, like the exhaust is racier and what not.
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Sun roof is cool. but there is nothing like no roof when evening is nice and cool, riding around with my lovely wife!!

As a matter of fact, my name is on the list with local dealership to trade my 645Ci Convertible in for M6 Convertible!!
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Old 03-25-2006, 06:38 PM
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I think they're both beautiful cars but if I had the choice, I think I'd go with the M6. But that could be because I am a coupe lover.
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hey i dont have kids.....M6 although the M5 is a mega pimp car...but well im not a pimp
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both have the same engine, both are fast as hell, both are 6 speed and would b one great match, but depends on what u want if u want a family sedan that is fast the M5 but if u want a sport car the M6 in my case in PR we have 4 M5's E60 but only one M6 so I would pic the M6
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A 400 hp M3 next year might be a good "compromise" at about $65K if the 5 and 6 are a little outside the budget
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A 400 hp M3 next year might be a good "compromise" at about $65K if the 5 and 6 are a little outside the budget
The prestige factor of the M6 alone makes it worth the additional $35K.
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The prestige factor of the M6 alone makes it worth the additional $35K.
If you got the $$$ and if your into that kind of thing, then sure.
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A 400 hp M3 next year might be a good "compromise" at about $65K if the 5 and 6 are a little outside the budget
that is a clean car on that picture.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:51 PM
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I will admit, over time the 6 is growing on me more and more. It's intriguing, but the price gap is still hard for me to justify. I would still take the M5, but the M6 has closed the gap the more I've seen of it the last couple of weeks.
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:52 PM
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Take it from a guy who tested both back to back on BMW's track yesterday:

Both are incredible cars. But when it comes to performance on the track the M5 takes it. I was actually a bit disapointed with the M6. When compared to the M5 it doesn't corner as well and feels looser in the corners. Got some rear end slide with the M6 whereas with the M5 it was more direct. Now I know it's minor but the interior of the M6 definetly feels sporty, while luxurious at the same time. The M5s interior has just a bit less sport and more comfort to it. Personally, I'd take the M5 over the M6 anyday, especially considering the $15K price difference.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:08 AM
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i'll take the M5 just because its slightly cheaper and the most important, it has 4 doors and 5 passengers capability. if i want a true sports car i'd go with the 06' Z06, 505hp/475lb fts with curb weight of 3,000lbs. not to mention a Z06 can take a M6 to school in any catagory w/o breaking a sweat, i can also save additional 40g's for gas for the next 5 yrs and i still have $$ left for the real estate taxes on my house.
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Since neither the M5 or M6 are everyday driver's cars (10MPG ) most will be garage queens. If I were to buy one, I would go with the M6 just because there is nothing on the road that looks like it (other than a 650). The M5 is among over 100,000 5 series that get sold every year. BMW builds approx. 9,000 6 series per year and only a few hundred so far this year are M6's.

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BMW builds approx. 9,000 6 series per year and only a few hundred so far this year are M6's.
Exactly.
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My criteria would be different than C&D and perhaps you too...

So, I take the M6. Why?

Because I prefer a coupe over a sedan right now.
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M5..... I'm of the M6 styling dissappoints in a ford thunderbird kind of way. The body is too long almost for just 2 doors it seems IMO.

I agree that the M6 would be great to have for it is so rare. But the M5 having 4 doors is big in my mind. I much prefer sedans. Same engine so which body style do you like the best? Me - M5

I would get the 550 over the 650 for the same reason, 4 door sedan and I like the body style better...... AND I can buy a ford thunderbird with the 20k savings )
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At this point, it is very clear that both M5 and M6 are going to make proud owners out of anyone aside from personal preferences, especially after seeing and hearing reports from people who have driven both.

In my opinion, automobiles are just automobiles which are chunk of metals unless we have our experiences with them; and our experiences come from our perception of beauty, power, comfort etc.

While I have loved the styling of 6-Series/M6 and have had great time cruising around with my lovely wife in our 645 CiC, I am trying to find a way to get both M5 and M6 into my garage.

I have accomplished my first step now. As of yesterday, my order for the M6 is in the system!!

"I am looking forward to taking the delivery of our M6" would be a complete understatement to say the least!!

Now I have got to figure out the way to get the rest of my wish list done......and having a great time while doing it!!
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