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2006 BMW M5

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Ultimate revving machine
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By jas
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Vehicle

2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


Review

This car absolutly owns. You will not find anyone that can put up much a race with you on the streets very often. Yet if you are talking about the comfort levels of this car, you can have 4 people soundly sleeping next to you while reaching 140 mph without feeling anything. However, still will take awhile before I get used to the smg and can fully manipulate this monster to its finest capacity.


Favorite Features

Headup display, multifunctional seats, M button, Upgraded version smg from m3, stealthier look than the 5 series, and everything the car offers.


Suggested Improvements

Get the launch mode here man! 155-mph speed governor (please remove this?), 10 mpg with 507 hp haha, and way too easy to get 60miles over speed limit without feeling anything!


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My Dream Car!
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By russjo
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2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


Review

I have been wanting this car since I first saw it in Monte Carlo in Sep 2005 while I was on a cruise. This vehicle is unbelievably awesome. The sounds, the looks, the power - it is next to impossible to put it into words. Everything about it is as close to perfect as possible. If you can afford it then definitely go for it! This car swallows gas... but I can't complain because the performance more than makes up for the stops at the fuel stations!


Favorite Features

V-10 500 hp in the 'power' mode setting. Shift paddles work smooth and are so convenient. Heads up Display is awesome as well!


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Best Luxury Sedan on the Planet
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mdh
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2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


Review

Delivered October 2005 on the first shipment to the US, I'm at over 25,000 miles. The iDrive and SMG take some time to get used to - really about 5,000 miles or so. Once you get the hang of the SMG, it is just a blast. I never tire of revving this engine, especially on downshifts. The power is just astounding, especially on the highway - there are only a few cars sold today that compare. I've put on lightweight BBS 20" rims and Michelin PS2 tires, and installed H&R springs and spacers. With these mods, the car handles like a go-kart, but still rides well enough to take 5 people out to dinner. If you're looking for a Porsche that seats 5 people, this is your car. Amazing!


Favorite Features

Engine, handling, steering, braking, interior room, styling, comfort ventilated seats, full leather interior, Heads-up display, Navigation, Sirius, Xenon adaptive lights, heated seats, sunshade


Suggested Improvements

Dual clutch SMG, European Launch Control, PS2 standard tire, More color choices interior/exterior, Lower weight.


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Super sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cq
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2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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Traded in a 05 911 carrera S (a great car BUT not like the M5). I have no regrets. This is just a superior vehicle in so many ways. The ride is great and the performance is just outstsanding. It is my 6th BMW and absolutely the best.


Favorite Features

M button, seat comfort, great feeling of control at all times.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage, iDrive.


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One to stay in the garage forever
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By SCORPIO
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2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


Review

Absolutely top quality ride - there is no substitute. 50/50 weight distribution and the understeer issue that existed with the e39 M5 has been drastically improved. Exterior still maintains the stealth look, but upon closer inspection has a more muscular stance than other 5-series and of course, the tell tale oval side mirror housings and the quad- tail pipes. Great color options (but still no BMW individuals colors for the US). Interior has improved over the previous model with more comfortable seats - you can sleep in these babies and full leather package with alcantara headliner is gorgeous. SMG is great, but takes a bit of finesse to get smooth shifting in paddle mode.


Favorite Features

Power, stealth, and comfort. This car will never leave my garage (well, at least until another new M5 comes out). The V10 engine has won many awards and it is easy to understand why - 8250 RPM limit - this baby is in it's sweet spot between 5500 - 8250 RPM where it just takes off in every gear.


Suggested Improvements

iDrive - don't really care for it. iPod integration (supposedly July 2006). Automatic mode in lower settings/rpm lags too much between shifts. Would like to see European launch control in US model. These are minor items - it is very hard to keep this car under the speed limit!!


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