Just got my 2001 Black/Black M5. What a beatiful car. Traded a 1997 540i sport. Have only driven 1000 miles and have not realy pushed car hard yet but so far I am a little dissapointed with power. Does not seem much faster than my 540i 6 speed. Are these car as fast as everyone says. My brother in law has a 1998 C5 vette 6 speed and have driven that. He wants to race after my car is broken in. I felt more confident before I got my car now I don't Know. Are these cars as fast as they are talked up. Do the dealers do anything at 1st oil change to improve performance. Like to hear your opinions. Could something be wrong with my M5? anyone else feel this way? Does car loosen up once it has more miles?