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View Poll Results: Which of thes 5ers has the best handling?
e12? 0 0%
e28? 1 0.10%
e34? 2 0.20%
e39? 1,021 99.71%
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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probably e39 since its newer - better technology.
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Old 11-13-2004, 08:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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first off i left out e39 and e60 because the poll was based on the older models not the newer.
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I pity the fool who believes an e28 would outhandle an e39
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I pity the fool who believes an e28 would outhandle an e39
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Maybe it wouldnt OUTHANDLE, but... I'm sure you'd be damn surprised. Amazing machine... I bet it could keep up.
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Originally posted by sp0rky+Nov 18 2004, 07:23 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(sp0rky @ Nov 18 2004, 07:23 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BeelZibub@Nov 16 2004, 05:14 AM
I pity the fool who believes an e28 would outhandle an e39*
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Maybe it wouldnt OUTHANDLE, but... I'm sure you'd be damn surprised. Amazing machine... I bet it could keep up.
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Anyone with an e28 2.5 ltr - totally stock and lives near birmingham, england, wanna try an see if they can surprise me???
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It's gonna be hard to find one that has the same power to keep up in terms of speed and acceleration... so a e28 535 would be as close as you can get to a e39 528.. I think they are only 4 or so hp off.

Having driven the e28 multiple times and owning the e34 and e39, I think the e39 feels like it doesn't handle as good as the other two. Of course, thats not the case, but it feels like the e34 and e28 are a bit crisper.

BeelZ, by surprise I hope you understand I didn't mean that it would come up and beat you, I was just saying that for an old car it would do pretty damn well.
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It's gonna be hard to find one that has the same power to keep up in terms of speed and acceleration... so a e28 535 would be as close as you can get to a e39 528.. I think they are only 4 or so hp off.

Having driven the e28 multiple times and owning the e34 and e39, I think the e39 feels like it doesn't handle as good as the other two. Of course, thats not the case, but it feels like the e34 and e28 are a bit crisper.

BeelZ, by surprise I hope you understand I didn't mean that it would come up and beat you, I was just saying that for an old car it would do pretty damn well.
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I knew what you meant man - I can understand driving the older models may feel like a better drive too as you may be a little more involved in things. Personally I would love to have a track day with all of the different 5's there from conception to todays e60, and I bet I could have a ball in all of them.
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