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      03-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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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 :-)







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      03-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Congratulations.

Now get some pictures of the colour in the sun please
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      03-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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will do. there isnt much sun around here. the colour is stunning believe me. the pictures dont do it justice. I will get others :-)
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      03-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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Congrats!!! I know it's been quite a long wait for you, so it's great to finally hear about your delivery

Added you to our M5 owners list @ http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656153
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      03-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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Gorgeous. I was set on Frozen Silver until I saw your pics; this is fabulous and it has a lot to do with the black side grills. Congratulations!!
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Beautiful!! Blacked out side lenses look great! You are a lucky man, congrats and take care of that sexy big girl
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      03-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #7
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will do. there isnt much sun around here. the colour is stunning believe me. the pictures dont do it justice. I will get others :-)
M5.....

Azurite Black.....

I have an azurite M3 on order. Pleeeeease post more pics in the sun when you get a chance - thanks!

Edit: And what's that wood trim? It's perfect on the black interior.
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      03-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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Congratulations. Beautiful car! Enjoy it.
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      03-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #9
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this has to be the first new m5 to receive individual treatment. congratulations on the new amazing car, and the individual color. beautiful car and great review. any plans to modify ?
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      03-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #10
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Congratulations! looks great, love black paint!!

I now know i will get mine in week 19.. after a loooong wait!!
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      03-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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Stunning! WOW! At first I wasnt feeling the new f10, but it sure has grown on me! The front of the car looks down right mean! The color of the brake calipers look great on the black paint! The designers should have made all of the side grilles blacked out like yours! As I have said before, I cant wait to drive one! Congratulations! Shes a beauty!
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      03-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #13
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I've never seen an azurite black metallic in person, how would you describe it? And love how the black (plus the not so good quality of the picture ) hides the hideous side grille, looks so much better!
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      03-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #14
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Blacked out side vents are so much better.
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Geez! That's absolutely gorgeous! I love my E90 M3 but I would love to own that, just wish I was loaded! Lol! Good write up! Not too technical, just the low down on the new beast! Enjoy!
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Congratulations, the Azurite Black looks great. Is it more of a bluish tone or purple tone to the black ?
Very happy for you.......
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will do. there isnt much sun around here. the colour is stunning believe me. the pictures dont do it justice. I will get others :-)
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Azurite Black.....

I have an azurite M3 on order. Pleeeeease post more pics in the sun when you get a chance - thanks!

Edit: And what's that wood trim? It's perfect on the black interior.
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It's the sycamore wood trim - looks very nice in person!! So you're getting an azurite m3?
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Congrats mate... I enjoy the azurite more than the carbon black... it sparkles in the sun... commend the

... there is an azurite M3 someone order in Phoenix, AZ but did not take deilvery... http://www.azbmw.com/BMW-M-Series-Phoenix-2012-BMW-M3+Coupe-120196.htm
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Congratulations, the Azurite Black looks great. Is it more of a bluish tone or purple tone to the black ?
Very happy for you.......
Good question. It's both blue and purple, I would say with a little more blue!! Will definitely post some much clearer photos agains this thread in the next few days when the sun comes out!!
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