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      04-15-2019, 06:26 AM   #1
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Front bumper clearance on NON-CP?

I'm fairly close to pulling the trigger on a 2013, but realized when I test drive it I didn't measure or ask for the front bumper clearance to make sure I have no problems with my 5.5-6.5 deg. incline for the first few feet of my driveway. Anyone able to confirm?

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Ground clearance: 4.6 in. https://www.edmunds.com/bmw/m5/2013/features-specs/

I have a little hill on my drive and I'm lowered with no problems going up it. I'm not exactly sure about the incline but I'll measure it soon.
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Ground clearance: 4.6 in. https://www.edmunds.com/bmw/m5/2013/features-specs/

I have a little hill on my drive and I'm lowered with no problems going up it. I'm not exactly sure about the incline but I'll measure it soon.
thanks! I actually found that 4.6" stat but wasn't sure exactly where it was measured or, for that matter, if it was accurate. I think I've figured out both what part of the bumper it is and confirmed the 4.6 based on pixel counting a side shot of an M5 in reference to the 20" wheel. I also fount a diagram that showed center of front wheel to front edge of bumper was 33", but not sure exactly how far back the lowest part of the bumper is from there. I'm guessing ~3 inches, which would give me an approach angle of around 8.7 degrees. As such, I *think* I should be safe so long as I don't come flyin' in.

Would be definitely curious as to your incline, particularly if it's over 6.5.
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Ground clearance: 4.6 in. https://www.edmunds.com/bmw/m5/2013/features-specs/

I have a little hill on my drive and I'm lowered with no problems going up it. I'm not exactly sure about the incline but I'll measure it soon.
thanks! I actually found that 4.6" stat but wasn't sure exactly where it was measured or, for that matter, if it was accurate. I think I've figured out both what part of the bumper it is and confirmed the 4.6 based on pixel counting a side shot of an M5 in reference to the 20" wheel. I also fount a diagram that showed center of front wheel to front edge of bumper was 33", but not sure exactly how far back the lowest part of the bumper is from there. I'm guessing ~3 inches, which would give me an approach angle of around 8.7 degrees. As such, I *think* I should be safe so long as I don't come flyin' in.

Would be definitely curious as to your incline, particularly if it's over 6.5.
My drive way is at a 7% incline and I go up with no problem. Lowered on adjustable springs to pretty much as low as I can go without rubbing
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My drive way is at a 7% incline and I go up with no problem. Lowered on adjustable springs to pretty much as low as I can go without rubbing
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