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2007 BMW M5

Base 5.0L V10 7-speed Automated Manual - (13 reviews )

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By WIlliam Rodney
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2007 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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The car's performance is better than those exotics like Ferrari and Lambo and Porsches. What I mean by performance is not just acceleration handling and braking, it includes family hauling, grocery shopping and everyday driving. Try hauling a baby seat with a Ferrari or Lambo. Try grocery shopping with a Porsche. In that means plus great handling, face numbing acceleration and you have the M5. It is my 2nd M5 and I love it. Although not as much as my previous M5 for fun-to-drive, or my neighbor's Honda CR-V for grocery shopping, but I love it, I love it, I love it


Best Features

SMG is great once you get used to, performance of engine, sound of engine, stealthy look of it. Too many to note.


Worst Features

This car had some problems with burning engine oil for the first 3000 miles. Brakes feel lazy compared to other performances.


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Fun but expensive to own
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By Walter
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2007 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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Owned this car for almost a year now. It is my fifth BMW and first M car. Other BMWs had no reliability problems and fairly good performance. This car is all performance and no reliability. First 2000 miles in the break-in period, it consumed a quart of engine oil every 100 miles. It seemed like it ran on engine oil and not gasoline. I had problems with transmission (SMG), tire allignment, and driver's window. But I don't know if any other car can match this car's performance, practicality and fun to drive. It is stealthy enough to not attract too much attention, and yet it is powerful enough to street race a Porsche non turbo. Love this car, will buy again when the new model comes out.


Best Features

SMG is slow but fun and effective. Looks are great, acceleration is awesome, razorblade like handling, 5 seat, four door practicality, nice enough trunk space for at least two golf bags (more may fit but haven't tried). The iDrive has improved since my past 5-series.


Worst Features

Fuel economy is terrible, computer reads 10 mpg average in 70% city, 30% hwy driving. Every part in this car costs double compared to regular 5 series, even the horn costs extra. Reliability is probably comparable to Ferraris and Lambos. Never get in a fenderbender because it will cost a fortune.


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M5 MMM
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By EMM
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2007 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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This is a great performance sedan, huge power and handling and braking capabilities when wanted, and easy docile cruiser otherwise. Wonderful exhaust note. Eye catching style/color, rare, and fine. 6 speed manual is state of the art, smooth, accurate, and fun. Gas mileage can be either OK or terrible, your results will depend on how often you dip into the high rpm full throttle antics. 20 hwy is doable with some restraint. Some minor nit picks but overall a great car, and great value even at the lofty price. A bit heavy, but solid.


Best Features

Nav, bluetooth, Heads-Up display, park distance control f/r, comfort access, very nice. 500 HP. Smooth user friendly 6 speed.


Worst Features

Park distance on/off could be on steering wheel. Trunk release button could be less of a reach.


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Buyer Beware
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By Luthien
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2007 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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Buyer beware: There’s a reason for all those mediocre reviews out there in the automotive press. In truth, many of the reviews sound as though the writers think even less of the car than what they actually write, but are reluctant to bash a car with the reputation of the M5. Well that reputation was built from the first three US models. This one is fundamentally different. This is a Mercedes posing as a BMW. Its all about speed and comfort and lacks the handling of the earlier cars. Its very heavy and you feel every pound. It about cruising; not about flogging down a twisty road in the countryside. You feel disconnected from the road, there is no sense of immediacy on turn in.


Worst Features

Every bit of feedback is filtered through a layer of electronics. This is my fourth M car and the first one I am really disappointed in.


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2007 BMW M5
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By davexg
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2007 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (5.0L 10cyl 7AM)


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Probably the only car you can store your golf clubs (it comes with an illustration for 4 bags), bag cart or baby stroller at the same time. Great amenities such as window shades, adaptive headlights, etc. Five people fit nicely although the rear folks will be crowded. Nice exhaust note, lines. Gas mileage and transmission is another story.


Best Features

Sportiness meets utility. Inconspicuous, high performance sports car. Techie features (bluetooth, iPod connector, heads up, iDrive).


Worst Features

Gas mileage: 11.8 MPG? The iPod interface is difficult to navigate to a specific song or artist if you have many stored. The GPS nav is extremely slow - maybe it's normal in other cars, but I counted 4 seconds load/refresh time of streets, etc.


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