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Base 4.9L V8 6-speed Manual - (40 reviews )

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What a car....
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By Ard
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2003 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I'd looked at the M5 in '90, but passed it up in favor of the V8 in the 90 Q45. Well, 13 years later I snapped up the last of the E39 design. It is, in a word, the ultimate 4 door sedan. Styling is georgeous, power is phenomenal, handling is crisp and reassuring. I've still not explored the upper limits of handling, probably cannot really do it on an open road. Perhaps track time this spring? Interior comfort, fit and finish are outstanding- rich but sporty, not 'plush and tufted'. Radio is fantastic- better reception than my two other japanese radios. But who listens to radio? Just installed Sirius Sat Radio with BMW oem components (displays on the nav screen). Mine has the MAudio


Best Features

POWER HANDLING Sirius 6 speed manual Power :)


Worst Features

Didn't like the sloppy stock shifter- upgraded to a UUC short shift NO DECENT CUP HOLDERS!!!!!!!!


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BEAST
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By hornsch
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2003 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

The best sedan you will ever drive if
you are an enthusiast. Automatics do
not even come close. I have driven just
about every 'sports' sedan including
the new Austin and nothing is close.


Best Features

Besides the engine? 2-tone leather seats, exterior design, AL interior trim, folding mirrors, quad exhaust


Worst Features

Radio, but who really cares??...


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M5 vs. M3
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By 4ociousm5
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2003 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I traded my 2002 M3 conv. for a 2003 M5
and I've never been happier! Why did I
do this - I don't like the new "5"
styling and I wanted to own one of the
last true great BMW's. What a car! I've
owned everything from Cobras, Shelby GT
500s, turbo Porsches, Corvettes
including the ZR-1 and other fine, go-
fast vehicles but quite honestly, this
is the best car I've ever owned!


Best Features

Everything!


Worst Features

Like everyone else, a little throatier exhaust, but you must also understand the M5 is also a "family car" so quiet can be a good thing as well!


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Just What You'd Expect....
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By CatchMe
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2003 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

From a $75K 4 door luxury performance
sedan with a 6 speed manual. Handles
like a dream, quiet and solid, sleek
and stealthy. The benchmark others
strive for.


Best Features

Seats, solid quiet ride, performance, torque


Worst Features

Exhaust too subdued for my taste (already changed out). Stereo system could be better. You can never have enough horsepower!!!


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The Ultimate Driving Machine
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By dshin
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2003 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

This is what BMW is all about, and
it's the category that no others can
compete. If they can only make one
car without any business pressure, I
think this would be it.


Best Features

It has it all: performance, luxury, comfort and practicality. You don't need multiple cars.


Worst Features

Exterior styling could be improved, but Bangle's latest work on the new 5 series is not it!


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