7th September 2011, 07:11
Member, P500 Sport, DSC off (>900)
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, California
1988 Black M5
Thanked 100 Times in 79 Posts
Thanks for that....It's a totally different animal for SURE. MUCH more "connected to the road"...much more of a "gokart" feel to it....Even tho it's only 400 ish less lbs than the e60....it feels SO much lighter. I like it very much.
Of course the power is way down over the e60. With the e28, you have to drive it right to feel fast. If you're just tooling down the road and punch it....there's little to nothing there, (in comparison) you have to be in the powerband to get the best out of it. In fact when I first test drove it....I initially thought, "Uh oh, what am I getting myself into...will this be enough to keep me interested?" But after driving it for a day or two I got used to it and learned "how" to drive it. So now....if you take it up to about 4000 rpm in first or second....THEN punch it...it'll set you back in your seat and feels impressive. I WILL miss the never ending acceleration of the e60, of that I'm sure. But this car just feels closer to my roots. I'm an old hotrodder. And this car just feels right. I made the right decision.
Originally Posted by Five50nowM5
Congrats! Great looking example. So the big question ... What's it like to drive after the E60?
1988 M5 Black, All the right Mods
1998 Suburban 10" Lift, Many Mods, Overlander
1982 GS 1100E Built just right...
2003 ZRX 1200 Many Mods
1974 H2 750 - Lotsa fun!
2006 M5 Singh ECU, Miro 20's, H&R, Dinan, ACS Rear Window / Trunk Spoiler, Evo, Sold
2001 996TT Stage 4 - 600hp - Sold
1966 GT 350 Replica-427 SBF 570hp - Sold