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      03-17-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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Just thought I Post a hello thread.....

I got my F10 M5 Silverstone in December, its my 5th M car and my third M5. I had both the E39 & E60 M5 which were delivered at time of their launch, but I waited for the F10 as I was enjoying my Maserati GT S, so didn't take delivery of a launch car.

As a daily drive, IMHO its the best M5 yet, I know both the E39 & E60 have their fans, but as an all round package the F10 takes some beating.....

Here's some pictures, currently mine has no mod's, I usually like to enjoy my cars a bit then start with the changes, helps stop getting board too quick!
Also put a couple of my old ones....






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      03-17-2013, 05:04 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Agree with your impressions. Still have a special e39 but f10 takes the cake.
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Hi nice Car and the colour I may well go for, keep use posted on how you get on with the car,
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Just thought I Post a hello thread.....

I got my F10 M5 Silverstone in December, its my 5th M car and my third M5. I had both the E39 & E60 M5 which were delivered at time of their launch, but I waited for the F10 as I was enjoying my Maserati GT S, so didn't take delivery of a launch car.

As a daily drive, IMHO its the best M5 yet, I know both the E39 & E60 have their fans, but as an all round package the F10 takes some beating.....

Here's some pictures, currently mine has no mod's, I usually like to enjoy my cars a bit then start with the changes, helps stop getting board too quick!
Also put a couple of my old ones....






Nice! Another f10 m5'er that came from a maserati gts! This car will smack that gts in every direction....

Congrats on the upgrade, I know you probably feel the same way I do

Cheers brother
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Nice! Another f10 m5'er that came from a maserati gts! This car will smack that gts in every direction....

Congrats on the upgrade, I know you probably feel the same way I do

Cheers brother
The only area the Maserati wins is the noise it makes out of the box, the F10 does not come anywhere close, the Maserati also attracted a lot more attention..

I would summarise it as the Maserati is 'all show & no go' and the M5 is 'all go & no show'


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Welcome to the board, and agree on all points!
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The only area the Maserati wins is the noise it makes out of the box, the F10 does not come anywhere close, the Maserati also attracted a lot more attention..
Put an Eisenmann Race on that baby and you'll never complain about the noise again

The Maserati is such a beautiful car...and such an utter disappointment to drive.
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Nice! Another f10 m5'er that came from a maserati gts! This car will smack that gts in every direction....

Congrats on the upgrade, I know you probably feel the same way I do

Cheers brother
The only area the Maserati wins is the noise it makes out of the box, the F10 does not come anywhere close, the Maserati also attracted a lot more attention..

I would summarise it as the Maserati is 'all show & no go' and the M5 is 'all go & no show'


I simply couldn't have summarized it better myself

Every single thing you said is true. I had a black convertible with red leather, piano black trim and black birdcage wheels with red calipers, I will post a pic when I get to a computer

The sound was the best, very Ferrari like, loads and loads of attention with the top down
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Love SS I am also a little bias hehe. And yes its the best DD out there. I need to tint mine soon, what level is yours?
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Congrats on the F10 M5, enjoy it.

Also welcome to BimmerPost.
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Congrats! Count me in as another E60 owner who feels that besides the scream of the S85 at high RPMs the F10 is hands-down a better car.

Love the SSII. Great choice.
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I followed the same path 2002 E39 M5 Lemans Blue, 2006 E60 M5 Sapphire Back and just now 2013 F10 M5 MCB...
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The only area the Maserati wins is the noise it makes out of the box, the F10 does not come anywhere close, the Maserati also attracted a lot more attention..

I would summarise it as the Maserati is 'all show & no go' and the M5 is 'all go & no show'
Here was my GTS... hated it.. loved the looks i got but this car is totally inferior to the F10 M5... that and it had those silly bunny-ear paddle shifters, 6MT for me all th way in the M5... this GTS made me realize I simply cannot drive an automatic, trip tronic, paddle shift nonsense of a car...
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Congrats. Love your color choice. The blue of the E39 and the black of the e60 were the perfect colors for their respective models.
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Thanks for the welcome and comments......



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Here was my GTS... hated it.. loved the looks i got but this car is totally inferior to the F10 M5... that and it had those silly bunny-ear paddle shifters, 6MT for me all th way in the M5... this GTS made me realize I simply cannot drive an automatic, trip tronic, paddle shift nonsense of a car...
Lovely looking car

My GT S had a single clutch sequential gearbox and was similar to the E60 M5 SMG in terms of quality of gear change, a bit dated compared to modern DCT boxes.....
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Here was my GTS... hated it.. loved the looks i got but this car is totally inferior to the F10 M5... that and it had those silly bunny-ear paddle shifters, 6MT for me all th way in the M5... this GTS made me realize I simply cannot drive an automatic, trip tronic, paddle shift nonsense of a car...
Don't let that tranny spoil your entire perception of flappy paddle gear boxes. The crap transmission was the first thing I noticed when I drove the Maserati. BMW's DCT is light years ahead of that.
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