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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 12-03-2013, 03:16 PM
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After doing ED for a 2013 M5, ended up trading it for a '13 Carrera S. Found the car to be very luxurious and comfortable, very beautiful and powerful, a respectable performer, but at the end felt like an old man's car, really lacking the fun factor I was expecting. Had it for several months and realized I was bored with it. Did not put a smile in my face like the 911, but again they are two completely different cars for different purposes. I am trading the convenience for the fun.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:20 AM
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Congrats. The 911 is a very nice car, but to be honest, these are all old man's cars. You don't see many people in their 20's or early 30's driving around $100k+ cars in general. The 911 is the true sports car, but the M5 is a balance of practicality, luxury, and sports car. Too bad in NE you can't really ride the Carrera S for most of the winter.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:11 AM
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I can't say I agree because I would be calling myself old, calling you old too, and I don't want to do that to either one of us (I am 44). I know what you mean though, but what I am alluding too is the fact that the M cars seem to be losing over time their driver's appeal, their connection to the road, there are too many electronics, turbo engines, and the current M5 although a spectacular car in many regards, was a disappointment for me because I was expecting a little more of a raunchy connected to the road feel of my prior M cars, even of an E60 550i M Sports, which was more fun than the F10 M5 IMO. Rather made me feel it was a super luxury performance cruiser, and too much of a compromise on the sports part, much more than I have ever seen in an M car before. Before buying it I did not want to believe the reviews when they compared it to other more satisfying competitors such as the S6, being a BMW faithful, but now I see it, after of course taking a depreciation hit on the trade-in. I am definitely sacrificing practicality and luxury with the 911, no question, but that works for me. As far as winter is concerned, with winter tires there will be no more than 10 days I can't drive it, but yes, not "really" drive it, although that would also apply to any car when you are trying to be cautious in snow/ice conditions.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:31 AM
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Congrats on the 911.

I loved mine too, before reality caught up to me. My cars, in order of ownership:

1971 Mustang (Retired, put out to pasture)
1981 Mustang (wrecked, teen stupidity)
1982 Toyota Cellica (wrecked, other driver stupidity)
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2008 Superformance Cobra Roush 427 500+hp 500+torque 2000lbs car (sold)
2011 Infiniti M56S (traded)
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2014 BMW M5

I loved my 911, but I can honestly say that I enjoy my M5 more at this point. After owning the 911, I can honestly say that I would be happy to own another, but it would have to be a second car. I just need the space more times than not and I am too practical to own a second toy right now. I sold the Cobra back in May since I only put 4000 miles on it in three years.

Bottom line is it's all a personal choice and there is not right/wrong that fits everyone. Enjoy the 911, they are fun to drive.

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:26 AM
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I test drove the M5 DCT Last may at norwood bmw in norwood,mass. After test driving the DCT I had a 2 1/2 hour drive back home in my 550 m sport dinan stage 4 with the 8 speed auto. I never really felt like I missed the DCT after test driving it. Yes I loved the M5, but the DCT was just not a M car for me. It just seemed more like a more advanced 8 speed steptronic as far as being engaged to the driving experience. I could definetly see myself getting bored day after day with the DCT. About 2 weeks later I test drove a M5 with the six speed manual transmission and I was hooked. I am going to say this, do not believe all the negative reviews out there in regards to the 6 speed manual in the M5. With all the torque in the M5 it really compliments the 6 speed very well and YOU WILL NOT BE BORED DRIVING ! With the 6 speed manual it is like driving a big 1 M, a blast to drive and as a driver you are definetly connected to the road and feel the M driving experience. M cars were meant to be manuals and the M5 with the 6 speed manual is much more engaging than the DCT, maybe not as quick, but definetly more like a true M.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:26 AM
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Congrats. I've been contemplating to trade my E90 M3 for a 911 carrera S.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:08 AM
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Neurom. May be just a coincidence, but I am buying a 2013 F10 M5 Singapore grey from Warwick BMW and in reviewing the vehicle history I see it was a European delivery vehicle. It was traded in their Porsche dealership. Is this you car?


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Old 02-06-2014, 08:30 AM
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After doing ED for a 2013 M5, ended up trading it for a '13 Carrera S. Found the car to be very luxurious and comfortable, very beautiful and powerful, a respectable performer, but at the end felt like an old man's car, really lacking the fun factor I was expecting. Had it for several months and realized I was bored with it. Did not put a smile in my face like the 911, but again they are two completely different cars for different purposes. I am trading the convenience for the fun.
Big mistake and complete waste of money and overpriced(porsche).
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:03 PM
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911 is a beautiful care, but you get much more for the buck with BMW. I traded my 2013 Cayenne GTS for a 2014 M5 with Competition pkg Yesterday ... lost big time on the car, 20K over 7 months, but the smile is back :^)

Hope you enjoy it - it is an experience owning a Porsche, but it is seriously behind on many fronts in my view. With all the money Porsche is asking for options, you would think they do a better job in it. My GTS was very well optioned, but nothing compared to the M5 - almost at the same price.

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:24 PM
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This will sound selfish but I hope the residuals on the current M5 take a dive and I will be in the market for a nice CPO model in a year or two. I am an old man, almost 65, but the current M5 sounds just perfect. Good performance, with comfort and room. I'll have to give up my Euro M635 to keep the wife happy but that's OK.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:10 AM
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We were looking at the CS4 to replace my wife's SL63. She hated the Carreras so much we took a look at the M6. The M6 was superior in every way to the Porsche. I liked the M so much I traded my Cayenne S for a used M5. I love the M5, but I am a 50 year old guy.

The Carrera S 4 was just too under powered when you are coming from a 500 HP car.; it handled well, the quality was good, but it seriously lacks power.
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This will sound selfish but I hope the residuals on the current M5 take a dive and I will be in the market for a nice CPO model in a year or two. I am an old man, almost 65, but the current M5 sounds just perfect. Good performance, with comfort and room. I'll have to give up my Euro M635 to keep the wife happy but that's OK.
I for one would love to purchase your M635, what a gorgous car!
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:43 PM
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I for one would love to purchase your M635, what a gorgous car!
Ditto. Love to have that car someday!
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:59 AM
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Congrats on the 911. I just traded my 991TT for a new M5. Im a Porsche enthusiast but II had some problems with the car and decided to switch brands. I know you will love the 911 its a great daily driver. What model did you get?
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:31 AM
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Neurom. May be just a coincidence, but I am buying a 2013 F10 M5 Singapore grey from Warwick BMW and in reviewing the vehicle history I see it was a European delivery vehicle. It was traded in their Porsche dealership. Is this you car?


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Sorry, have not been around for a while and just saw your post, but that was very likely my car. Did you end up buying it? I had the wheel protection plan (which you should have inherited) and 3M. It went through the Swiss alps, to Lake Como, Cinque Terre, and Provence, so it is a well traveled vehicle. I kept the Austrian and Swiss decals in the windshield. It did not give me any problems it that helps you. My loss is your gain. That car depreciated massively and it hurt, should not have bought it new, however the fact it was ED helped soften the blow and I got to enjoy a great trip. Good luck and enjoy the car, it is a phenomenal vehicle no question, it just was not what I was looking for.

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Big mistake and complete waste of money and overpriced(porsche).
This comment is so stupid and bad intentioned it does not deserve a longer response.

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Congrats on the 911. I just traded my 991TT for a new M5. Im a Porsche enthusiast but II had some problems with the car and decided to switch brands. I know you will love the 911 its a great daily driver. What model did you get?
I got a C2S, 2013, and I am loving every minute of it. M5 should be quite reliable, vs the 911 they are totally different cars for totally different preferences as I am sure you know well by now. I some days miss the M5 on highway cruising, but that immediately stops once I hit a hairpin turn or exit on the 911.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:34 AM
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Too bad in NE you can't really ride the Carrera S for most of the winter.
As a follow up, did phenomenally well with RWD and 19" rims with winter tires during this terrible New England winter. However I am getting a daily driver soon to keep down the abuse it gets.
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