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Old 01-17-2007, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has BMW lost its sport sedan lead with the latest M5? It isn't the fastest car in its class, the E63 AMG is quicker, and even a 2004 GTO can match it with an LS1 5.7. Maybe they should have bypassed the V10 and gone straight to using the 7 series V12?



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I don't believe the released an "M" until the e28. I'm not too worried, MB is horrifically overpriced and they don't have half the technology.
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plus its a benz...all of the speed but none of the road feel, no manual option, its like driving a fast brick
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The Mercedes isn't a threat at all. It's like the Lexus IS-F is going to be, just a luxury car with a big engine. People who are in the market for a car like the M5 want something they can actually drive, not just mash the pedal.
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Has BMW lost its sport sedan lead with the latest M5? It isn't the fastest car in its class, the E63 AMG is quicker, and even a 2004 GTO can match it with an LS1 5.7. Maybe they should have bypassed the V10 and gone straight to using the 7 series V12?






bmw made 1 v12 engined e34 m5 it used the a 5.5 verson of the 750's v12 but they found that the the car would under steer to much so they used the the 3.6 the 3.8 inline 6 the the 5.0 v8 ad now the 5.0 v10.
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