My 10 day old M5 has just had its running in service. 1200 miles in comfort mode in just over a week. Finally took it for a blast for first time this evening on sport plus settings and finally opened her up on the dual carriageway.....holy christ!!!!!!
Part exchanged for my beloved E60 M5 which had done 80000 and was starting to get a bit twitchy with faults and error messages, thank god for the warrenty I was paying monthly.
Went in to a Cooper BMW UK so called "VIP" event thinking I would be in the market for an approved used model now down to the £60000-65000 mark, clearly saw me coming as somehow I left a couple of hours later having signed on the dotted line for a brand new monte carlo blue model they had in the showroom, still not sure how I got talked into that but what the hell I suppose I can sell my kids for medical research
My own first thoughts on comparison are F10 does have slightly sluggish response moving off in comfort mode, ? is this turbo lag, and steering does seem somewhat sterile as if less connected to road but at the same time it seems ruthlessley efficient and much more stable going into corners on UK twisty country roads. Im sure fuel economy and range is all improved etc.. but bigger fuel tank pushes fill up north of £100 which is tough to see on the pump. Everything else is positive+++++, still getting used to all the updated idrive toys, I think its going to be much more of a licence buster than the E60 as you sort of knew when you were going fast in that, this one seems so much more deceptively fast without letting on that your pushing an immediate licence loosing speed. Are these typical thoughts on the F10 experience?
Thanks for looking at the pics, see my albums for my BMW evolution and any comments, will keep post updated with my thoughts as the next few weeks go by, cant wait for weekend.
Any UK M car owners in North Essex?