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      01-07-2020, 10:07 AM   #1
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F10 - winter traction

How is everyone getting on with their M5's in the damp dreary weather?

I have had mine for 7 months now, I give it a good trashing on the motor ways or dual carriage ways once its up to speed, 40 mph rolling and then nailing the right foot.

Around town it seems pointless as its not going to go far...I have the Michelin Pilot Sports on the vehicle not the 4s but just the sports. They are 75% new and struggle to get grip.

My mind often wonders what this car would be like if it had the x drive system like the F90 M5, i have not been in one but I can see myself changing when they hit the 30 to 35k mark, probably not for a few years yet.
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      01-07-2020, 10:48 AM   #2
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How is everyone getting on with their M5's in the damp dreary weather?

I have had mine for 7 months now, I give it a good trashing on the motor ways or dual carriage ways once its up to speed, 40 mph rolling and then nailing the right foot.

Around town it seems pointless as its not going to go far...I have the Michelin Pilot Sports on the vehicle not the 4s but just the sports. They are 75% new and struggle to get grip.

My mind often wonders what this car would be like if it had the x drive system like the F90 M5, i have not been in one but I can see myself changing when they hit the 30 to 35k mark, probably not for a few years yet.
The Michelin PS4s do make a huge difference to the previous tyres but you can only floor it in the dry at this time of the year, they inspire a lot more confidence than the previous Pirrelli P Zeros also.

4WD would be nice but I am bored of a big car so would not get the F90.

Next stop for me is retirement in Spain hopefully in 2 years when I am 53
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      01-07-2020, 11:11 AM   #3
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The Michelin PS4s do make a huge difference to the previous tyres but you can only floor it in the dry at this time of the year, they inspire a lot more confidence than the previous Pirrelli P Zeros also.

4WD would be nice but I am bored of a big car so would not get the F90.

Next stop for me is retirement in Spain hopefully in 2 years when I am 53
what you need is an F80 M3 mate! I hear 2018 is the best year to get...
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      01-07-2020, 11:22 AM   #4
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The Michelin PS4s do make a huge difference to the previous tyres but you can only floor it in the dry at this time of the year, they inspire a lot more confidence than the previous Pirrelli P Zeros also.

4WD would be nice but I am bored of a big car so would not get the F90.

Next stop for me is retirement in Spain hopefully in 2 years when I am 53
Its funny you say that, my previous car history was e36 325i, then a e46 330i and then a e92 335i then this F10 M5.

Its massive, like a barge compared to my other cars. I think the new 340i X DRIVE 0-60 4.2 secs is the one, half the running costs and a better size. But they are retailing at 45 +.

I recon the f90 M5 is a monster going by the reviews as well. The F10 is nice but it scares me as I am not going to pretend I can drift cars like you see in Top Gear
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      01-07-2020, 11:33 AM   #5
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i'm running the winter tyre package with Pirelli sottozero tyres slightly more grip than the summer Super Sports but nothing amazing, still spins like a mad thing.
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      01-07-2020, 11:54 AM   #6
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Waste of time in winter / damp roads.
I have Run Supersport and Mps4 great Iím dry but damp no, Ford Ranger for this time of year
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      01-07-2020, 11:55 AM   #7
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what you need is an F80 M3 mate! I hear 2018 is the best year to get...
Happy New Year mate.

Hope all is well with you
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      01-07-2020, 11:58 AM   #8
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Its funny you say that, my previous car history was e36 325i, then a e46 330i and then a e92 335i then this F10 M5.

Its massive, like a barge compared to my other cars. I think the new 340i X DRIVE 0-60 4.2 secs is the one, half the running costs and a better size. But they are retailing at 45 +.

I recon the f90 M5 is a monster going by the reviews as well. The F10 is nice but it scares me as I am not going to pretend I can drift cars like you see in Top Gear
Get some decent tyres and use MDM mode when its dry and gradually get your confidence. I was very cautious when I got mine with Pirrelli's on, the car was just dangerous.

A lot better now and with 708bhp its well behaved, as you know you have to respect anything with over 500bhp and rear wheel drive.
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      01-07-2020, 12:18 PM   #9
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Get some decent tyres and use MDM mode when its dry and gradually get your confidence. I was very cautious when I got mine with Pirrelli's on, the car was just dangerous.

A lot better now and with 708bhp its well behaved, as you know you have to respect anything with over 500bhp and rear wheel drive.
I have put the thing on MDM mode on the straights roads offcourse

As soon as I sense a side ways skip I ease off the throttle
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      01-07-2020, 01:18 PM   #10
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what you need is an F80 M3 mate! I hear 2018 is the best year to get...
Happy New Year mate.

Hope all is well with you
All good Jon! Happy new year to you too mate
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      01-07-2020, 01:51 PM   #11
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Spinning the wheels at 60 70 + mph in 3rd with stage 1 and Michelin PS4S 305s.

Not good
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      01-08-2020, 05:53 AM   #12
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Hey question for those who know about the values of these cars; what would you mark this up for on Auto Trader in the Spring Time not now as its Winter and rear wheel drives are out of favor, I am talking about a month or two, perhaps April:

63 Reg Face Lift
Singapore Grey
Silverstone Multi-Function Seats (optional extra the bigger ones)
Adaptive LED Front Lights, gives the front end a total fresh look
bigger 20 inch alloys with Michelin Tyre's all on good thread
full BMW service history
8 months remaining on full BMW warranty all paid for
surround camera all round
reverse camera
Free view TV Function
comfort access and key less access
automatic Boot close and open
split fold rear seats
heated front seats
cooled front seats
heated rear seats
heated steering wheel
speed limit display
Ambient interior lighting
Dab Tuner
High Beam Assistant
BMW Connected Drive Services
Harmon Kardon Sounds
Sunroof
Mileage is 45, 000 at this moment and wont go up
3 owners

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      01-08-2020, 06:15 AM   #13
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I had an awful traction moment the other night.

All settings in comfort, fairly new MPS on the rear, 7 Deg, dry roads (May have been greasy, couldn’t see anything)

I went to overtake a 35mph dawdler (looked pissed) on a National limit backroad and the rear broke out horrendously during a fairly gentle step out. The M5 really wallops you when the back end goes and catches.

I’ve had this before, last time it was a deep undulation in the road and it’s a credit to the M5s safety systems that it recovers stuff that would have a TVR ploughing the field.

Even so I’m starting to lose my confidence in the car in anything but warm dry daylight.

It felt a bit odd to me, does this sound like a suspension or tyre issue? My RDC is malfunctioning, tyre pressures are fine and unchanging at 34psi, I’ll sort the RDC under warranty when I get some time.
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