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2006 BMW M5

Base 5.0L V10 7-speed Automated Manual - (33 reviews )

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Such a fun beast to be in
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By TK
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2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


Review

Took delivery in Germany (ED program - look into it!) and received it back in the US one month later. What a fabulous car. Whether driving at sane speeds (50-80 mph) or Autobahn speeds (150+ mph) the car is very predictable and gives excellent feedback. Doesn't feel like a 4000+ lb car through the twisties. SMG is a great system, once you get used to it.


Best Features

Driver feedback, pure power, V10 sound, high revving engine, excellent big brakes, full leather interior, sound system is good (although I don't use it much - like to listen to the engine).


Worst Features

Better clear coat on paint, wish HUD was more easily user adjustable.


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


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I've only had my M5 for a month but in that time I have come to appreciate the beauty of this car. Sport car performance in a four door sedan. Engine that sings a beautiful song and has performance to match. Handling almost as good as my S2000 but without the harshness. Interior amenities to match any other manufacturer. The only downside is the poor gas mileage, but that is not the reason I bought this car.


Best Features

Engine, seating and comfort in general.


Worst Features

SMG transmission still needs some work on programming. I am happy with iDrive after reading the manual and using it for a while.


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Ultimate revving machine
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By jas
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2006 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


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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!


Best 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
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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!


Best 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


Worst Features

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


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