The V10 just chews through gears and the 8200rpm limiter seems very pessimistic.
Log In. Dampers set to full soft, gearbox in the slushiest of five possible automatic shift speeds and a squawky Bavarian folk ditty from the radio competing against the tyre noise. Launch Control fires the M5 off the line at exactly the right engine speed for the perfect squealing getaway, and there are no fewer than 11 different gearbox shift speeds (five for the auto and six for the manual).
Developed and built at the same engine plant used by BMW’s F1 team, this is another demonstration of what BMW knows about power plants.
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With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations. Which, let’s face it, was better than the competition from the day it was launched to the day BMW stopped building it last year. I just left it showing the sat-nav prompts and in that role it works brilliantly. It would seem that BMW’s move to i-Drive simplicity has been rather ignored by the M division. Despite the claimed 4.7sec 0-62mph run, the faintly ridiculous 15sec 0-124mph time, and the fact that were it not limited to 155mph it would stroll on to 205mph, this car is entirely docile and has a chassis better suited to exploiting that breadth of ability than its predecessor. The M5 is a high performance executive car that’s been in the works since the 80s and upon introduction was the fastest production sedan at the time. And instead of integrating M5-specific functions into the i-Drive software, BMW has sprinkled five more buttons by the gear lever.
Driving one in the wet the previous week was instrumental in this. Start your M5 and its ECU automatically sets to a 400bhp default function: for the full beans you must press Power. The pedal feel’s fine, but we’ve come to expect brilliant stoppers from cars with this much performance, and the M5’s fall well short of that. All of this is controlled in the aforementioned M mode. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links. by KillaCrackHead from LA, Ca on April 6, 2019, Rare car so it is extra special. After those first few miles, I didn’t use the automatic function again, even in traffic. It was so brutally, sideways fast. Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats.
Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Asked why the M5 doesn’t have the regular 5 Series’ electronic steering he simply replies that ‘we don’t need gimmicks’, with the faintest flicker of a grin as he sparks another Camel and the PR man scrabbles to ‘clarify’. Part of the reason for the SMG-only policy lies in the quest for longevity: the two cogs that handle the greatest torque should ideally be placed on the outside of the gear-set, but that leaves you with a shift-pattern unworkable with a regular manual lever. There are controls everywhere.
This one’s a bit forced and the rear three-quarter’s not as delicate, but I’m sure I’ll be in the minority on that count. In the raw, I prefer the old car’s styling. There are six buttons on the wheel, one of which is marked M and controls an encylopaedia of toys we’ll come to in a minute. The i-Drive’s familiar aluminium rotary control remains but everything else seems to have migrated to the steering wheel and gear lever surround areas. So, engine rattling, Power selected, auto ’box chosen, we nose off. A coded way of saying that it doesn’t actually feel 500 horses-strong? 2010 BMW M5 4dr Sdn features and specs at Car and Driver. Save cars. Everything you need to know on one page!
It’s never fully supple, but combined with excellent front seats it’s fine for everyday use. Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic Hydraulically actuated sequential shifts are the answer. The E60 M5 was the world's first production sedan to use a V10 petrol engine. Overstep the mark and you’ll find that in terms of throttle adjustment and corrective lock this is the best drift car ever. Description: Used 2010 BMW M5 RWD for sale - $18,500 - 73,430 miles with Sport Package, Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Light Package, Navigation System, Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, Heat Package, Premium Package, Heated Seats, Cold Weather Package. And it’s linked to an SMG gearbox, making its first appearance in an M5.
Browse BMW M5 for Sale in Gauteng (New and Used) listings on Cars.co.za, the latest BMW news, reviews and car information. There we were, somewhere south of Munich plodding a route back to BMW’s test centre at the airport. The key is how well realised the whole M5 package has become. Even the terrible gas mileage is something I’ve grown to appreciate. Read full review, by OmarM5 from Lorton, VA on November 9, 2017, I think this is one of the best vehicles ever produced.
More about BMW M5. What’s more, I opted for the lever over the steering-wheel paddles.