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      09-24-2011, 03:18 AM   #1
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Autocar Video Review of 2012 F10 M5... Still a Proper Lunatic's Car!

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Here's a very good video review by Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe. It looks and sounds immense!!!

He also says it feels like a Veyron and is still a proper lunatic's car

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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/b...eview-feature/
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      09-24-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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      09-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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      09-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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I have a feeling he's not wrong about the steering numbness. However, this car still appears to be a benchmark in its class. Bravo, BMW!
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great review!!!!
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      09-26-2011, 01:23 PM   #6
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The acceleration feels like a Veyron!!
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      09-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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Other than the steering arguements, I want one... someone please give me $90K.
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      09-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #8
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I have a feeling he's not wrong about the steering numbness. However, this car still appears to be a benchmark in its class. Bravo, BMW!
+1 It is an awesome machine, however I thought about the same when i first testdrove the F10 535d. Compared to the e90 & e60 generations of BMW the steering has become "different". Still precise as **** though .. hard to explain
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      09-26-2011, 01:31 PM   #9
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      09-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #10
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Great review! I agree with him that the car sounds great (...ohhh that burble at 3:30....so yummy!), but I disagree about the sound from the inside. It's subdued enough not to be distracting, but audible enough to represent what the engine is doing. IMHO, I think it strikes a fine balance. I know that the steering feel is subjective, so I'll reserve judgment until I can assess it myself.

I'm really happy that BMW took their time with this car. They have done it again (..not that I expected anything less).

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Looks great. Too bad the interior sound is fake.
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$113K ??? You would have to be a lunatic.
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Whats up with the exhaust still making that farting noise? Besides that awesome car though, can't wait to see it in white with some black shoes.
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Looks great. Too bad the interior sound is fake.
That was not an Active Sound demonstration. That was an example of how insulated the cabin is from exterior noise.
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That was not an Active Sound demonstration. That was an example of how insulated the cabin is from exterior noise.
I guess the Active Sound was switched off in that case? While a bit quiet compared to the V10, the interior sound wasn't bad. It was just a bit subdued...something that could easily be fixed with a performance exhaust or simply rolling down the windows.
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I love this car more and more. It's really getting great reviews! Just a great car!!
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I do not really buy that it feels like a veyern in acceleration. We are talking twice the hp in a veyern and not much more weight.
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I guess the Active Sound was switched off in that case? While a bit quiet compared to the V10, the interior sound wasn't bad. It was just a bit subdued...something that could easily be fixed with a performance exhaust or simply rolling down the windows.
If that's what it sounds like inside without active sound, then I'm sold...and a bit confused as to why we needed active sound at all, but maybe it was on and he didn't even know about it? Seems like something Sutcliffe would have mentioned.
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If that's what it sounds like inside without active sound, then I'm sold...and a bit confused as to why we needed active sound at all, but maybe it was on and he didn't even know about it? Seems like something Sutcliffe would have mentioned.
Agreed. He's usually a very knowledgable journalist. I suspect either this video was made before he became aware of the active sound component, or that his test car simply wasn't equipped.

Either way, his positive review is certainly a good sign
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