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      07-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Finally drove one...

So - after hanging out here for the last several months as an E60 M5 owner, I finally went and drove an F10 M5, thinking I should before ordering it up, in case there was something I couldn't live with.

The car is truly incredible. I drove a '13 with 25 miles on it -- they didn't have a used/broken in one on the lot -- so I didn't wind it out much, and was careful not to go up past 4500 rpm or so in consideration of the eventual owner -- but even so, this car is just incredible.

I can not believe how amazing that DCT trans is - shifts feel like those from a video game, snapping off in an unbelievably short amount of time, with barely any drama at all.

If you haven't experienced the M-DCT, do yourself a favor, find one to drive. I'm having trouble coming up with superlatives sufficient to describe it.

I can barely wait to call one my own!
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      07-16-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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lol...i remember the feeling. I drove a friends F10 M5 and I was at the dealership exactly 7 days later ordering one. Mind you, I had a new 2010 E60 at the time that didn't give me any problems. I just had to have it
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So - after hanging out here for the last several months as an E60 M5 owner, I finally went and drove an F10 M5, thinking I should before ordering it up, in case there was something I couldn't live with.

The car is truly incredible. I drove a '13 with 25 miles on it -- they didn't have a used/broken in one on the lot -- so I didn't wind it out much, and was careful not to go up past 4500 rpm or so in consideration of the eventual owner -- but even so, this car is just incredible.

I can not believe how amazing that DCT trans is - shifts feel like those from a video game, snapping off in an unbelievably short amount of time, with barely any drama at all.

If you haven't experienced the M-DCT, do yourself a favor, find one to drive. I'm having trouble coming up with superlatives sufficient to describe it.

I can barely wait to call one my own!
If you want to take a broken-in F10 M5 out for a drive and rev past 4,500 RPM..let me know....
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      07-16-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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If you havent hit 5krpm yet, with your foot through the carpet, youve no idea how quick this car is.
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      07-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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If you want to take a broken-in F10 M5 out for a drive and rev past 4,500 RPM..let me know....
Very cool of you to offer -- I'm inclined to take you up some time. I'd also like to see/hear your SS race mufflers -- that's you right?
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      07-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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Very cool of you to offer -- I'm inclined to take you up some time. I'd also like to see/hear your SS race mufflers -- that's you right?
That's me... I work in Bethesda so it would be no trouble at all.
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