Does everything well; blisteringly
fast, yet civilized and very
comfortable. V8 toque with a poweband
wide enough to let you start off in
6th gear if you want to. "Fun to
drive" just doesn't get any better.
Friendly to the traffic cops too.
400 horsepower in a four door sedan.
the BMW lover's favorite BMW.
Better cupholders. Automatic all-
window opening feature on remote needs
to work to also do the reverse. Make
the spedo accurte, not 4% over.
Next best previously owned car was a 91-
300Z Turbo; great car, but no
comparison to the M5. The M5 Driving
Experience in SC really helped to learn
about controlling THE BEAST. Perfect
choice for the family, 4-doors, luxury,
safety, luggage (split-folddown seats)
and daily drive. Better choice for me
when I have a need for speed!!
DSC (lifesaver), Power, performance,
handling, braking, silky-smoothness,
DSP-stereo, NAV system, stealth and
OHHHH that SOUND OF THE V8 RUMBLE!! It
really freaks people out, not coming
from an American muscle care.
Too Pricey. Drinks oil. Electronics-
better integration of the phone &
computer/stereo system--improve the
antenna boost; Add a key-pad for fast
dialing of the phone, without removal
from the cradle. NOTHING ELSE!
This is my second M5. Had the 2000, it
was hot stiff and strong. The new
model seems faster and is a dream to
drive. The improvements were minor on
the surface. The hardest to believe is
that the 2002 is a vastly improved
version of the original. the best of
Its hot as hell and kicks ass. The
police let it go because it is so
smooth the police are mezmerized.
The cluch cannot handle all the power
all the time. More power. The new M5
needs atleast 550 hp and 200 hundred
pounds less weight to trounce all the
This is the car for people who like to
drive and don't have any desire to
impress anyone, with the exception of
young car enthusiasts who when you pass
them will invariably give you
the "thumbs up" and not "the finger".
Everyone else will wonder how your
grandmother's car can go so fast around
Speed, safety, control, quality.
Interactive radio and navigation
conrols could be simpler, How about a
regular dial to turn to get the next
station without having to fumble
through a menu?