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Four doors and a 555-hp punch.
I going to wait to see if they can correct the turbo-lag in the V8
Excellent writeup under pressure... it's good to hear that BMW is allowing drivers to be part of the driving (steering) experience once again! And maybe the turbo lag will be less pronounced with a manual trans?So, is there any chance for the general public to actually have the opportunity to purchase one of these new M5's? I hope their production numbers are better than the 1M... gee, let's make a car that enthusiasts actually want and then not make nearly enough to match the demand. Brilliant!
@cmss2000: I HATE that BMWs automatically go into Park when you open the door to make sure you're not going to back over something. Cameras are good, but my eyes + cameras are much better. Some new Benzes do this as well.
You type very fast. When I had my 2001 M3, I wrote to BMW and suggested adding variable adjustable steering effort to their cars (especially the M versions) as well as the variable suspension. It only took them 10 years to develop it. I'll probably never receive any credit for it though.As far as the stereo goes, BMW should let it be a stereo and stopping making everything so complicated. My current BMW had constant noise coming from the stereo so I replaced it, but found out you lose other things that are tied into it. Too many techno screw ups!Just like the old rack and pinion steering, don't complicate things that don't need complicating and aren't broken. I hate my fake heavy steering and the transmission going into park just because I open my door to back it up...almost killed me and ruined the transmission.
I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the car or your typing skills.
What happened to the sporty look of the M series? Visually, this new M5 is plain and bloated, like a too large 7 Series sedan.Very disappointing.