I had taken the E39 for a coding of the Nav and there was a Silver one sitting there and after talking with the Sales-Dude, He tells me how dissatisfied purchasers are with this "unit." He says that initially they bumped the price about 15,000 over and now he could get this New one for $3000 less than Msrp! I couldn't beleive it. He says lets take her out...
He didn't have to twist my arm but the New styling has never apealed to me. I could go on about the Styling, number of issues SA's have told me about, the drop in price, not holding their value, i-drive or whtever you call it, the cold and uninviting interior, but you all know what you like or dislike about it.
Anyway, We pull out of the driveway and he guns it and the mufflers sound like an out of tune brass band. I asked about the sound and he says that for a V-10 it doesn't sound like it. So i notice we are still in 400 hp. He presses the button and we are now at 500 hp and you can hear the change in sound a little deeper but not like the E39. We change seats and He does something to the SMG and i feel the shifting much quicker, but there is still pause and my body learches forward between shifts. The SA says that after the car breaks in it will dissappear. I'm not sure how it accomplishes this as I asked and he made up something about gears smooth out...??
It is pretty quick, but not sure if it is much faster than the stock E39??Handling was nice, but you can really feel that your driving on Runflats. I drove fast and slow on turns and straights, and as I pulled into the dealership, I couldn't help but to look for my E39. I felt like I had betrayed her and that I wanted to let her know that It wasn't anything like I had experienced with her...lol
So, after caressing her bumpy bumps on her familiars, we were together again. No other car has made me as happy yet. I'm hoping that the iteration following the next M5 will be the ticket, but regardless, this one will never be sold. I told her that if she ever wanted, I would get her a New engine or Suspension or total Re-Do if she ever needed it...
2002-05 Build Carbon Black ///M5
First Aid Kit ~ Warning Triangle ~ Full BMW Tool Kit
Rear Cupholders ~ Stubby Air Stems ~ Rear Shades ~ PDC
M Audio ~ Fold-Down Rears ~ Black Sport Int.~ Yokohama Advan Sport~
Beast Power Sway Brackets ~ Tinting-80% Strip Windshield
Center Armrest *Storage Bin ~ ///M Black Trunk Mat