So have had the M5 3 weeks now. Obviously the weather here in the UK has been terrible with freezing temperatures. This week has actually not been so bad but 2nd gear on any road even if its dry the car just spins the wheels and the DSC cuts in. I'm thinking it must be the weather. Was really annoying though when I was on a road with a Boxster S in front of me who put his foot down. I was in 3rd around 40mph and followed him. Wheels spun in 3rd and had a hairy moment as the back stepped out of line and I had to correct it. Not really a scary moment but I was a little bemused as by this time the Boxster had gone. Got to the lights and again I already knew there was no point me even trying as the M5 would never get off the line properly. I was right, Boxster got the jump, I followed behind but then we got caught in traffic. I'm wondering if it could be something else. I appreciate the car has done 87k miles so its not going to be as tight as it used to be but could it be suspension bushes or the like? Any ideas what would cause the spinning apart from the weather. I should probably go check the tyre pressures as well. Anyone else having similar problems? Thanks.