I have a 2003 M-5 which I've had since new(carbon black/caramel) & am getting set to order an E-60 M-5 soon(allocation should be for a nov or jan build). Planning to go with silverstone II/silverstone & all the options. My m-5 has been a fabulous car in all respects( except as a daily driver the shifting tends to become a chore when not playing & even though bmw does a great job of hiding it the weight of the car 3900 lbs makes it not as nimble as the E-36 M-3 that was replaced when I got The M-5). My question is for those people on here who have a new E-60 m-5 how does it compare to your previous car if it was an E-39 M-5 or an E-46 M-3. Thanks in advance for any input. Incidentally I've driven an E-46 M-3 with Smg many times & absolutely love the smg & the M-3. It lacks a little torque but has great handling & the sum of the parts is greater than the whole Imho.