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      03-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #45
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      03-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #46
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When do they start delivering these in the US?
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      03-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #47
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I don't know, but just order one now if you can :-)
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      03-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #48
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I picked up my M5 yesterday and will give some of my initial thoughts. I picked up the car from Park Lane at 11am, which was very smooth, quick and a perfect start to the day. When i was left with the car after the initial walk through, i was utterly thrilled and shaking with excitement

After spending most of yesterday driving, reading anything negative about active sound or turbo lag is just meaningless now!! This thing is a BEAST!!!! Additionally, reading anyone comparing the f10 to the e60 seems like a joke now; it is a completely different class in every area.

I have barely taken it over 4k revs, as that's the recommended limitation for the first 600 miles (which I intend to smash through as quickly as possible).

The access to power makes me physically sick, it is so good. The car gets a lot of attention. The two massive areas where it just flattens the e60 are as follows:

1. Torque band: You can floor it seemingly from any speed in any gear and you will experience a surge of violent acceleration (with a dirty great v8 rumble that I love). This is so exciting to explore and the M engineers have pulled off a miracle. In my e60, I always had to rev high and just got used to it thinking it was normal - the f10 turbo/torque monster of an engine is how performance cars should be.

2. The DCT is absurd. You feel nothing but a relentless shove through all gears. There is no lurch like with the e60 SMG. Sometimes there is a crack as it changes up, which is beautiful. The paddles are very attached to the 'box and there is no lag between hand flick and actual gear change. The overriding feeling is a pure confidence that this car will take on almost anything and win. It's so easy to drive fast and that's what I have been after.

The sound is lovely. I prefer it to the e60. At low speeds it's quiet but with rapid acceleration it bursts into life and emits a beautifully loud v8 roar banging and popping when you lift off the loud pedal.

The car is big, but feels nimble. It's a weird sensation, because it is very comfortable and luxurious with umpteen toys and is the best cockpit I have been in and yet the width of the car never feels too big; it manoeuvres so well.

All my driving has been in comfort so far and these are my experiences. I think until I have done 600 miles, I won't bother trying any setting in sport or sport plus. I did try sport across the board for a few minutes and it felt even more brutal and alive.

This is not a very well thought out review - more of a brain dump but hope it helps some of you understand the broad range of superbness that this car provides. I also feel slightly silly, as I have not even driven it hard yet, but even what I have done has already been incredible! I will certainly write a lot more when I have drive it more...

Right, where are those keys :-)

Congratulation! I see my same family couple (F10 plus a Mini Clubman) but unfortunately I own a simple 520d from Park Lane as well.
Cheers, Amleto
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      03-04-2012, 10:42 AM   #49
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When do they start delivering these in the US?
See the US related info @ http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637220

For the US market, F10 M5 starts production in July (as model year 2013), for September deliveries. Pricing will be announced concurrently with the NYIAS next month and European Delivery begins in August.
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      03-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #50
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Awesome car! Congrats!
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      03-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #51
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Fantastic car! Congratulations!

Worth the wait I guess?
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      03-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #52
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Congratulations to another lucky owner! The black side gills look excellent on black m5. Is it custom or BMW part?
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      03-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #53
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Congratulations to another lucky owner! The black side gills look excellent on black m5. Is it custom or BMW part?
It's a BMW part - should be standard IMO although on lighter colours the chrome surround works well. In fact it does on most colours but the really dark ones!!
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      03-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #54
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Nice, i fuxx with it. Congratulations
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      03-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #55
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      03-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #56
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Love the car sir!


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What really makes me laugh having spent some time in the car is all the people hating on:

1. active sound
2. lack of high revs
3. poor sound from the car

It is so wrong. You don't even notice the active sound, and the engine sounds magnificent. As for the lack of high revs, well the torque speaks for itself !
People are no doubt funny when it comes to change.
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      03-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #57
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      03-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #58
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Congrats! Car looks great.

Is it just me or are the ///M logos on the calipers oriented differently on different wheels or sides of the car? Look at your second pic and then the third pic...one is "upside down". I prefer the second pic orientation but I think BMW has been going with the opposite lately (like your third pic) for some reason...
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      03-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #59
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hm yeh youre right there. seems a bit odd. will check out to see if thats normal! well spotted!
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      03-05-2012, 07:42 AM   #60
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      03-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #61
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      03-05-2012, 11:29 AM   #62
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Wow congrats, she's gorgeous!
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      03-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #63
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Beautiful car! More pics - sunlight and interior please.

I remember I probably spent a couple weeks worth of time in the first few months washing, waxing, polishing, picture taking...
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      03-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #64
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Seats Comfortable?

Congratulations on the car and best of luck with it. The color combination is beautiful! Can you comment on the seat boltsters; are they comfortable in the seat and in the shoulder area . I am particularly interested in the upper shoulder area that seems to be built up and it being uncomfortable around the upper shoulders (my 911 with adaptive sport seats always bothered me right near the back of the shoulder top). Also is the interior quiet from road noise (as distinct from a beautiful exhaust note)? Thanks for your review.
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      03-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #65
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Congratulations on the car and best of luck with it. The color combination is beautiful! Can you comment on the seat boltsters; are they comfortable in the seat and in the shoulder area . I am particularly interested in the upper shoulder area that seems to be built up and it being uncomfortable around the upper shoulders (my 911 with adaptive sport seats always bothered me right near the back of the shoulder top). Also is the interior quiet from road noise (as distinct from a beautiful exhaust note)? Thanks for your review.
I will get back to you on the seat thing - FYI I don't have the m seats, but just the standard sports seats and so far I haven't noticed anything uncomfortable at all, but haven't done any long journeys - I find the seats extremely comfortable and of course very configurable.

I have not noticed road noise at all. Only exhaust noise and lots of bass!!
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Saw a black on black (sapphire though) at the dealer last weekend. Absolutely stunning, yours must be stunning in true life also, it already is from the pics btw!

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