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  • 01-01-2006, 10:13 PM
    henstle

    tru dat non a uh oomph

  • 12-23-2005, 04:46 AM
    dp

    jim is just messing with 'yall :)

    although he's wimped out on getting one himself. ha.
  • 12-22-2005, 10:56 PM
    William

    you are the reason why...

    ...the M5 is popular among the real ethusiast and not the poseur. I am glad that you think the M5 is not bling enough.
  • 12-22-2005, 07:48 PM
    dp

    lol. you know better :)

    if i were to keep the car i'd debadge it, actually.
  • 12-22-2005, 07:48 PM
    he own's a new M5!

    I would say that one of the GOOD points would be

  • 12-22-2005, 05:58 PM
    playhard

    Re: I checked the part numbers of the 545i vs M5

    Who cares.....you can be a poser if you want.....hell, people don't know the difference any way most are idiots about cars. I owned a Z8 for almost 3 years, and for all that time I must have heard 1000 times that is a really good looking car, the z4 is much better then the z3....1 out or 20 knew what a z8 was. Now I have a SL65 and everyone thinds it's a 55....so drive what you like and if you want to get noticed, by a Ferrrari F430 spyper....the M5 is cool on so many levels
  • 11-16-2005, 12:52 PM
    Jeff

    You could make an E39 look like an E39 M5, thats

    ok. Its what is under the hood that counts.
  • 11-15-2005, 03:46 PM
    wolverine

    Not my car they won't.


    There are some advantages to having a 'noticable' car. On my first restaurant visit I asked to park the car myself. The valets said 'we'll just move this Porsche so you can park right here".

    So far, that technique has worked pretty well. Usually it's right out front. The key never leaves my pocket. I watched 'Ferris Buhler's Day Off' too many times.
  • 11-15-2005, 03:38 PM
    wolverine

    Correct, putting those vents in would be tough.

    The 545i sport also sits about an inch lower in front than the E60 M5. I have no idea why.
  • 11-15-2005, 02:54 PM
    longjc

    you can make a 530 look like a 550 too. What's

  • 11-12-2005, 05:38 PM
    ///MCHRIS

    I'm sorry but,

    the M5 shouldn't be bought to impress people. Nobody will know the difference between a M5 and a normal 5-Series, it's the driving experience that matters.

    If you want bling get a CLS55 or Quattroporte.
  • 11-12-2005, 11:04 AM
    modeyaka

    If you want to M5 to impress people, then get ...

    ...the half price jobbie. Most would get it for what the car is all about! A blast!!! I have a M3 and just put a deposit on the M5. I took out the badge from my M3. Consider the Audi S6, only obvious difference is the chrome mirrors. Now, all that said, I do agree, the flared fenders would look great (like the M3).

    Well, if you are changing the fenders, then also bring the 'fake' quad pipes a little closer together to give it a more aggressive look(like the M3) . My buddy's grandfather's Caddie has quad pipes :).
  • 11-12-2005, 09:37 AM
    pcdoumas

    Hmmm??

    How could the part numbers be the same? The fenders on the M5 have vents. That would indicate a different part number, wouldn't it?
  • 11-12-2005, 05:41 AM
    JIO

    I checked the part numbers of the 545i vs M5

    Front and rear are different but the fenders are the same...they are not flared out like the M3 compared to the 330Ci. It would be very easy to make a 545i look just like an M5.
  • 11-11-2005, 01:59 PM
    KJK

    Re: A potential problem I see with the M5.....

    Wow, the world has changed. That was the whole point of an M5. It was for those that want to drive fast but not be noticed. It has gotten progressively more bling over the years.

    Kevin
    '91 M5 (you have to know how to tell the difference)
  • 11-11-2005, 03:51 AM
    JIO

    If I were more about the image I wouldn't......

    have owned a 2002 E46 M3, a 2003 E46 M3, a 2003 E39 M5, and a 2004 E46 M3. The 2004 M3 is still a daily driver...the other 3 M cars are gone. I was already to get a 2006 M5 but decided to wait until year 2. I am #1 on the list for the new E90 M3 coming out in 2007 (hopefully sooner). Usually I debadge my cars as I prefer not to advertise the exact model I drive. The car nuts know the model whether the badge is on or off the car....for the rest of the people, it's a BMW.
  • 11-09-2005, 08:02 PM
    jgrant

    Re: Totally agree...

    I'm pretty sure HUD is adjustable for height. See your friendly stealer for adjustment.
  • 11-09-2005, 03:05 PM
    zapper

    Totally agree...

    Best all around car I have ever driven.

    Suspension is incredible.
    I love SMG. Although it took almost 1000 miles to get to that conclusion
    Engine pulls like a friggen train on NOS, and I'm still only at 5500 rpm
    I really like all the adjustability they built into the car. Goes from comfort to canyon carver at the push of a button.

    Small Negs:

    Small tank... I don't car about the mileage but it would be nice if the tank held more gallons of gas so the range was greater.

    I wish the HUD was adjustable for height

    FZ

  • 11-09-2005, 03:02 PM
    zapper

    It is not that similar to an E60

    The M5 has different front and rear bumpers, much larger side aprons and wider fenders. The difference between the E60 M5 and normal E60 is like the difference between the E46 M3 and normal E46.

    Which is to say much more unique than either the E39 or E36 M5 and M3s were.

    FZ
  • 11-09-2005, 01:22 PM
    Ed_Healey

    The parking valets should enjoy it anway.

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