I purchased the car with 22k miles on it. The previous owner had taken good care of it. The car handles well and has lots of power. Driving in rush hour traffic can be a pain with the 6- speed manual. Dealership has been execllent with service. This car is as powerful as the 1998 Corvette I owned, yet has seating for 5. Insurance is costly (even for a 59 year old with a good driving record). Gas mileage average is about 18 mpg around town, which is great for a car with this kind of power. Extremely quiet and tightly put together. Has a great looking understated appearence. Probably the best car I have ever owned.
Power, looks, quality interior--A sports car that provides comfort.
Need to have a spare tire, or come standard with run flats. Radio reception is not as good as my Ford. Poor cup holders need improvement. A seven speed automatic would be nice for use in traffic. Of course an extre 100 horseys would not hurt.
I bought the car as a CPO and the clutch went out one week later and I had to fight with the dealership to replace it under warranty! The clutch is a known weak link on the M5. Beware: it's the same as the clutch on the "regular" 5-series cars. I hope BMW upgrades the clutch on the 2007 manual M5. The performance is amazing and rivals my Corvette, but this car seats 5! I love the way the exhaust sounds on start up and under full acceleration! I'm going to have to upgrade the suspension to get it to handle like the Vette though.
Looks, performance, 394-hp Sedan, 6- speed manual. The seats are very comfortable too. Smooth ride; it's easy to go very fast and not realize it.
Real cupholders (but who needs them in this car anyway?), BETTER CLUTCH, less BS from BMW service advisors about what's covered under the maintanence and warranty programs.
Of all of the high line vehicles that I
have had the pleasure of owning or
driving, the M5 is the very best of the
best. It is a highly versitile
automobile... The proverbial wolf in
sheeps clothing. It nicely transports
5 adults in stunning luxury, and at the
same time will play competitively with
any other vehicle (including
sportbikes) on the road. It is
absolutely amazing on tight country