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Old 02-27-2006, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am giving what is about to become some serious consideration on buying a new M5. Would anyone care to share some thoughts, other than "have you lost your mind?"
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on your finacial status.. if you can pay for it.. and maintenance...

Damn right go for it!

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Old 02-27-2006, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, if you can afford maintenance after the 5 years free... Then you'd be stupid to pass it up. ///m5 is GOD. Perfection in motion. I need a towel.
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It's a fine piece of machinery. I dont see why you wouldn't want one.
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yeah, price wise , if you can afford, not just the car , but the insurance and maintainance on it. id say hell yeah buy one.
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Agree with all of you, and from a knee jerk reaction, buying it is not a question. Cost impact is not all that great in that my X5, 4.8i will aid in defraying some of the expense, plus another "collector" that I am selling. Maintanance is not a question as the car will be long gone (replaced) by the time the warranty expires. Insurance, well, thats a cost of doing business (driving). But, (I know this is a BMW forum so please don't shoot) while I love my BMWs (note plural) anybody have any thoughts on:

Audi AWD, or the Mercedes E55 AMG. Simular cost, but I doubt simular performance, although the E55 AMG looks to be a close second.

Another question, anybody ever taken European delivery? Thanks, ZZ
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Although you seem to prefer the e55 AMG, I think that if you disregard the BMW, the RS6 would be worth the money more than anything AMG puts out. You might call me crazy, but for all the power that Merc puts on their cars, even a poorly balanced Audi (relative to the construction of a well-put together bimmer) is better than the merc; and the RS6 is definitely no slouch.

Yummy num 4-wheel drive. Plus Audi seems to be pulling their maintenance bits together.
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the e55 is an amazing car, i wont deny its dues. just consider all points and financial situations when you get down to the serious part of the purchasing.
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I do not disagree with you, Furious.

Actually, if you want to wait a little bit, one of my friends is thinking about purchasing an e55 AMG... For his daily driver. If he's already gone through with that, then I'll ask him what he thinks about him. I think I convinced him to go CLK amg, though...
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There is a very good article in this months (March) Roundel regarding European deliveries. I have taken delivery of two cars at the performance center in South Carolina, and that is a nice experience. The European delivery is appealing. ZZ
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I'll get one "someday". Just a matter of time. I'll wait for round 2 to hit the US and then wait another year or 2 and buy one used/coming off lease. That's how I've puchased my "M" collection so far. I'd really like to see the new M5 join my E39 M5 and M-Roaster :-). Course that M6 is looking awfully tempting.


*sigh* I'll never retire. I'll forever have to work to buy these cars...
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I am still pondering the possibility. Not that it really matters, but, given the current cost of gas, the idea of single digit gas mileage is not appealing however. Speaking of gas mileage, anybody got any accurate info on what can be expected with a new M5. I have heard all kinds of numbers (none which are good). Still like the car. ZZ
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It should be double digit gas mielage if you are utilizing the 400 hp 8 cylinder mode.
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Oops, should have noted, new 2006/7 M5 - V10
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Thats what im talking about. When you drive the M5 you would be running on 8 cylinders and only 400 bhp. Then BMW added this option on the steering wheel. You press this little M button and your engine starst to use all 10 cylinders adn 50x bhp. The 8 cylinder mode is specifically meant to be more gas efficient. The data you are looking up is probably in the 10 cyl modes which is not default when you turn the key.
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