Originally Posted by muz
Best think i like about the M5 is there is still 5 doors and it works perfectly well as a familly car yet when you wanna say overtake something on the motorway its a doddle the car wont hesitate to accelerate
i remember someone i knew who owned a beamer telling me best investment he ever made the car never skipped a beat
im not too into any of the new BMW's anything before 2004 i love once they facelifted it in 04 i want to keen on the design , still nice underneath the exterior but i would want to be driving something i liked the look of for that sort of money
Yeah, that's what made the M5 such a performance benchmark. It was a full out luxury saloon with 4 doors, a big boot and had the power and handling of a roadster.
Hm, I like the E39 and that's probably one of my favorite modern day BMW's, but deep at heart I still love the E28 M5 out of all the M5's.
All BMW's M division did was take the E28 535i chassis and swapped in the M1 engine and modified all the handling and suspension. It wasn't especially powerful...only had 286HP tops and had a "official" 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds. But the thing I love most about the car is how sleeper it looks. Look at it! The only hint you get from that car that it's an M built car is the ///M badge on the front and the trunk lid. It's just so clean and sleeper and yet back when it was introduced in 1985 it was the world's fastest production saloon.
That's one of the things I'm partial to the ///M cars about. They're just so show-offy. There's side vents everywhere, a bulging hood, quad exhausts and theres literally ///M badges EVERYWHERE. Everywhere you look theres an M badge. It really started with the E46 and E39 though. Before that, all the M cars were relatively tame in terms of look.
Yet another reason why I think vintage BMW > modern BMW.