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I guess its English journal, common UK guys you should have read it by know. Any interesting points please inform us :typing:
 

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Does not come out on official release in the shops until tomorrow morning...but you can sometimes get it in the late afternoon...
 

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I am interested in what they meant by beat Ferrari F430, surely they don't mean the performance (a recent article on motortrend showed 0 to 60mph of 3.8sec., sub 12 sec. in 1/4 mile if I remember correctly, the one about vs. Ford GT). If they're talking about the overall package, then I don't know if I would buy it since this two car so drmatically different.

P.S. but I would still like to read the article, of course :D
 

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that's like comparing an apple with a orange......
But i think overall the BMW is best, a bit less performance, but more space, better fuel efficiency less depreciation, more comfy etc etc.
 

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Less depreciation? Not here in the USA. Ferraris will trade above MSRP for years to come. I think the M5 represents a very good value.
 

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both cars are totally in different class. simply comparing them is absolutely stupid. if i were given a choice, i would choose both. i can drive F430 on the weekends and drive M5 for everyday use..lets say going to work.

plus..im a ferrari & bmw fan :D

p.s. - since M5 kicked all saloon's ***, i hope M5 will be ready to face the upcoming Audi RS6.
 

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Please please please....Autocar is not a serious mag...as car and driver...

In Italy, on QUATTRORUOTE of May there were the test of both cars.
M5
0-100 4,8
0-200 14,1
0-400m 12,8
0-1000m 22,4
100-0 35m
200-0 145,1m
time on track 1.22.421

F430
0-100 3,6
0-200 12,5
0-400m 11,6
0-1000m 21,2
100-0 33,3m
200-0 133,2m
time on track 1.19.307

Quattroruote is iso 9001 certified for test
 

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solard said:
both cars are totally in different class. simply comparing them is absolutely stupid. if i were given a choice, i would choose both. i can drive F430 on the weekends and drive M5 for everyday use..lets say going to work.

plus..im a ferrari & bmw fan :D

p.s. - since M5 kicked all saloon's ***, i hope M5 will be ready to face the upcoming Audi RS6.
Afraid on performance wise we going to get kicked :mad: . If it’s going to be V10 Bi-turbo boy it going to fly away especially with 4wd from stand still
 

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well, obviously they want to make it faster than the E60 M5.
If the rumours are true, with other words : Bi-turbo gallardo V10 in the Audi Rs6 i bet it will get at least more than 550 BHP, but the 4wd consumes more power than a RWD. As the gallardo weighs 1430Kg, and the old RS6 was 1840Kg i really think they need a lot of extra power from that engine to keep similar performance.
 

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I dont think the new RS6 will get bi-turbo, they already abandoned it in new S4 and new RS4.
Its wierd if RS6 is the only top audi with bi-turbo and other models without. so no, the new Rs6 wont get a bi-turbo.
 

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bmw beats ferrari for
speed
handling
value
not for noise

Article basically says a ferrri 430 is unablle to open a gap on an m5 on any road,and on a motorway will lose out.

m5 ..0-60 4.6,0-100 9.8,0-150 21.0
430..0-60 4.4,0-100 9,4,0-150 21.5

they say the ferrari is more special,but argue that a car costing £130,000 should be able to walk away form a saloon costing £63000,and thatit isn't able to do that.
 

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markf said:
bmw beats ferrari for
speed
handling
value
not for noise

Article basically says a ferrri 430 is unablle to open a gap on an m5 on any road,and on a motorway will lose out.

m5 ..0-60 4.6,0-100 9.8,0-150 21.0
430..0-60 4.4,0-100 9,4,0-150 21.5

they say the ferrari is more special,but argue that a car costing £130,000 should be able to walk away form a saloon costing £63000,and thatit isn't able to do that.
handling? whats their definition of handling?
 

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Just some thoughts

How about the M6 then? Its supposed to be a tad faster than the M5!

How about handling and feel?

There is such a thing as diminishing returns. There are people who would say they would get a Subaru WRX or Mitsubishi Evo and save all that money from a M car.

Like I said the M delivers a great mix of value (when compared to the super cars it can hang with) and comfort and luxury. But I think if I were lucky enough to drive both the M5 and F430 I would expect the F430 would be a more special experience. That's what you pay for. Is it worth it? Entirely subjective. Btw- Road & Track said the F430 does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds....
 
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