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F10 M5 (2012 - 2016)
The 5th generation M5 has the V8 S63 TU engine with twin turbos under the hood producing 550hp. The engine and DCT gear box pusses the M5 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds.

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:21 PM
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NY Times Unhappy with BMW M5 and M6 Driving Experience

The New York Times is the latest automotive publication to roll out a review of the 2013 M5 sedan and M6 coupe and convertible. Despite the laundry list of technology, a huge improvement in performance and gas mileage the M5 and engine/drive train sibling M6 continue to take the driver out of the driving experience.

Faster but Not So Furious, M Cars Slide Into Maturity
but these Mís seem to approach the outer limits of usable ó especially when they only intermittently engage their driver.

One thing I never thought Iíd say in my lifetime: a Mercedes, specifically the E63 AMG, whose outlaw attitude would seem well matched to a young billionaire soccer club owner, is a charming, fried-rubber yahoo compared with these BMWs.

Viewed in a vacuum, these Mís still rock the road. But in an expanding performance universe, BMW ought to question its course of making warp-speeders that shorten trips between planets but leave the drivers in suspended animation. People donít buy fast cars to make better time, but to make their time better.
Read the full review on nytimes.com and let us know what you think. Have the M5 and M6 matured to the point of being stodgy?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:39 PM
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Good review, all true. Sad but true. Until sales numbers decline or flatten, BMW will continue making the luxobarges, aka serine starships as I call them, while losing purists on the way to increase sales volume. At least the steering is hydraulic in the M5. Thank god for Porsches! They havent sold out yet.
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The new M5 and M6 has loss its edge when it comes to driver involvement and road feel. Have you read the weight of each car now? The M5 is 4300 lbs!! And M6 is 4000+ lbs!! Not sure how anyone can consider these cars light, agile. To me, they're the German equivalent of American muscle cars like Camaro, 300SRT8, etc

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