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    Question M5 Vs rest

    Has BMW lost its sport sedan lead with the latest M5? It isn't the fastest car in its class, the E63 AMG is quicker, and even a 2004 GTO can match it with an LS1 5.7. The improving standard of comparable cars (Audi S4, CTS-V) makes the M5's ultimate status questionable.

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    lol they wish the LS1 GTO could keep up with the M5!

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    Yeah, the LS2 powered GTO can't stay with a new M5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Yeah, the LS2 powered GTO can't stay with a new M5.
    Hell basically the only GM car that can keep up with an M5 would be the Z06

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    yeah the ls1 GTO will get smoked by the M5, the only LS vehicle on par would be the C5 Z06 with teh Ls6, the ls7 C6 Z06 would take the M5 easily

    I believe the newer E63 is slower than the E55 and the M5 beat both of them, slightly... as well as the RS6 and certainly the new S6

    So it would seem the the M5 is still king of the castle for its category.

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    I liked my 2002 M5 better than the new model. looking at the CL65, great car big price.

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    lol audi s4 is fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout View Post
    lol they wish the LS1 GTO could keep up with the M5!
    But it said so on the cover of Motor Trend 04' GTO 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, you mean they lied?

    Back in the early 90s South Carolina State Troopers used a M5 with a power chip donated by BMW NA. That car was good for 0-60 in a little under 6 seconds, which shows how much progress has been made since 1990.

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    The M5 is far from a drag racer, but still it will best either an LS1 or LS2 Goat.

    BMW lists the M5 as 4.5 seconds, but it's faster than that.

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    C&D got an SMG version of the M5 to do a 4.1 0-60...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadonny View Post
    The M5 is far from a drag racer, but still it will best either an LS1 or LS2 Goat.

    BMW lists the M5 as 4.5 seconds, but it's faster than that.
    Do car makers still carry influence over car magazines in performance testing? It seems the LS1 Goat can't live up to the Motor Trend 4.6 second claim.

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    Quote Originally Posted by frip View Post
    Do car makers still carry influence over car magazines in performance testing? It seems the LS1 Goat can't live up to the Motor Trend 4.6 second claim.
    There are some cases where my GTO feels alot faster than my V... just as a wooden roller coaster feels faster than a steel one

    The GTO is a very lazy car, it comes with silly all seasons and the suspension is pretty soft, so it leans alot, but handles bumps pretty well. It feels very solid also, I wish I could mix the better sheetmetal/luxuries/handling of the V with the solid feel of my GTO.

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    There are some cases where my GTO feels alot faster than my V... just as a wooden roller coaster feels faster than a steel one
    I had a Cimarron V6 that could beat both...roller coasters...it was a very special Cimarron.



    That's GM's fault concerning the all seasons. They did this with the 4th gen Formula too, it came with 108 mph limited tires std, you had to get a T/A to get real tires as standard equipment.
    Any car sold with an LS1 & 2 doors shouldn't come with all season tires.

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    Re: M5 Vs rest

    yeah other cars in it's class are definitely catching up to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snozepp147 View Post
    yeah other cars in it's class are definitely catching up to it.
    When it comes to the fun quotient of driving the new M3 looks like being a better ride than the M5. It weighs less, costs less and courtesy of a V8 engine should sound better. Apparently buyers are trading in their M5 V10s with SMG for the Alpina B5 in Europe, so it looks like not everyone appreciates the M5's gearbox.


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