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      11-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Living with the M5... on the Street, at the Track

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It's been a while since I last posted on the forums and I thought it’s nice to contribute back to the community with the M5 journey I had for the last 9 months…

Mar ‘12

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Delivery day of the M5 – Singapore Gray w/ Cohiba Brown Interior (Alcantara Headliner)

I couldn’t be happier with the interior choice I made: Cohiba Brown & Alcantara headliner. Not exactly a classic choice but the rich chocolate interior color is gorgeous and a big step up from my previous cars (E92 M3 & R35 GTR)

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Frozen Gray M5 for Delivery + M3 GTS in background

Apr ‘12

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E60 M5 vs F10 M5 (front) – During my practice session at the Kart Track

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E60 M5 vs F10 M5 (rear)


Aug ‘12

F10 M5’s first outing to Sepang Track, Malaysia for my Formula BMW Testing Session. Hit speed limited at Speedometer indicated 265km/h (~240km/h GPS speed); funny sensation as the car cuts power and rev refuses to increase even though you are WOT. Stability & long-range cruising ability of the M5 truly makes the car shine, covered 315KMs in 2 hours.

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My Formula BMW - Testing Sessions


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Ferrari 458 GT3 Testing for Merdeka Race

Sep '12

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Singapore Gray M5 vs M6 Convertible

Nov ‘12

Took the M5 up to Sepang again, but this time round it does its duty on the track for amusement purpose. Absolutely hauls its weight on the straights touching 150mph+, braking power is good despite unfavorable long brake pedal travel (progressive for the street, not a nice feeling on the track when you trying to slow down for turn 1). Due to its weight, you can feel brake fade starting to kick in by the 3rd to 4th lap. Still – had a fabulous time on the track and performance exceeded my expectations for a 4-door, 2tonne+ car.

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Fly-by on the front straight at 140mph+ along with other cars, crank up your speakers!



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Launch of M135 – Fun little car to drive with fast shifting 8-speed gearbox.
Not in love with the hatch look – but a great package overall.
Interior is noteworthy with plenty of alcantara and contrast stitching, car looks better from the inside than outside.

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M3 CRT

Looks like the M5 will be a keeper and I'm looking forward to building more memories with it in the coming years....

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      11-27-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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that 458 gt3 is siiick
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      11-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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Love your shot by shot track review of the M5.
Good job!
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      11-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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that 458 gt3 is siiick
Indeed... the 458 GT3 was yummy.. it was doing low 2:10s around Sepang, my Formula BMW was doing about mid 2:12-15s.

To give perspective, a well driven E92 M3 could only do 2:30s
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What color yellow is that M3?
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Bada$$ video.. thanks for sharing.
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What color yellow is that M3?
looks like speed yellow if I had to guess
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That 1M sounds pretty good.
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Wow! That track day looks like a great time. I loved the fly by video also, and the 458 GT3 is incredible. I'm glad to see you enjoying your M5 on the track, also. I am still shocked at just how capable the car is on track, given it's weight.

Thanks for sharing!
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That 1M sounds pretty good.
Yes it does! The M5's need a little kick in the noise department.
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Can you post some pics of the cohiba brown interior pls? Thanks
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Living with an M5 is a tough life, but someone has to do it.
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Hey Nox,

Great thread. As someone who has moved from a GTR to M5, care to chime in with your personal 2 cents on the differences between the 2 for you? Everything from power/performance to comfort/feel to daily road use/track? Would be good to hear feedback as I'm considering moving to the M5 from the Godzilla as well.
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What color yellow is that M3?
looks like speed yellow if I had to guess
Yep it may be speed yellow. Photo even looks off a bit for speed yellow.
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Sweet pics and video!
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Nice!! Just played this at the dinner table on full volume lol, my boy approves.
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Yep it may be speed yellow. Photo even looks off a bit for speed yellow.
Thanks for all the kind words, I'm rather surprised that the post was featured on Bimmerpost frontpage.

The M3 is Individual Atacama Yellow, more pictures attached:

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That is a very nice yellow!
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