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F10 M5 (2012 - Current)
The count down is on. The BMW M5 F10 will be released on April 1st, 2011!

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:16 AM
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Why? If I want an RS6 then I'll buy one.
Not available in the USA...

I've been waiting for AWD M cars since my 97 M3. I drove that car for 5 years (great car) year round, in the snow, ice etc, with snow/ice tires, never had a problem. But after 10 years of AWD Audi's, the AWD grows on you.

I'd rather have one nice car, than two lesser car's (one dedicated 'winter car/suv/truck'), so the RS6 has worked great for me. The newer version is not sold in the USA and the S6 really needs an electronics update!

I loved the 550 GT and 550 ix I drove (even before the M-sport package was offered). Next spring I'll be looking...

But, an M5 with all that lovely M5 power AND AWD, YIKES...

And its more than M5 POWER...it's the reliability!

I drove my M3 for 65,000 miles and the only thing that 'broke' was ONE rear shock tower mount (fixed it myself in less than an hours for about$40 in parts!) That car remains my all time favorite.

My RS6 had a suspension NIGHTMARE with DRC....pain in the )(&)&(... Certainly with three kids the full size sedan is more useful to me.

Thus an M5 but with AWD for All Year Driving would be nice.

Mike

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Old 11-09-2010, 04:44 AM
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Just a thought, is BMW going to go through the trouble of putting ITB's (individual throttle bodies) on the new M5?

If not, this would be the second M car without ITB's, and the first M5 without..
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:50 AM
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Any figures on the torque for the new M5?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:16 PM
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Cars this fast are useless for the majority of people, especially in the US where our speed limits are ridiculously slow. There's just no need for this much horsepower unless you really want it or are a big user at the track on the weekends. I just don't see spending so much for something that is so impractical.
Well, that is true. If it was ONLY about reliable and satisfactory personal transportation, we'd all drive a HONDA CIVIC. FYI, a 2010 Accord V6 would blow the old 525 into the weeds, so it must be too much car, huh?
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:43 PM
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Personally, I would much rather drive my 95 525 than a new Honda anything. I can guarantee my 15 year old BMW is still lightyears ahead of many new cars in terms of design, practicality, longevity, reliability, build quality etc etc. In addition I don't believe the Accord V6 and an M5 are really comparable in any way. I am also aware that the 525 E34 is not necessarily a fast car in terms of 0-60, 3/4 mile times etc. It's a 2.5 liter 189 HP engine trying to move 4000 pounds of car. I would love an M5, there is no doubt about it. Who wouldn't want a BMW M5? But the fact is few can afford such a car, especially a new one. It is a car that has a very specific, elitist market and if people have the ability to buy such a car , why wouldn't they? I think the practicality issue of the M5 comes down to economics more than 'practicality'. There is obviously very little that is practical about an M5 and that is the way it's meant to be.
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