Yep yep yep. I'm sure they're going to do some sort of "event" like they did with the 1 series M, sooooooo all you F10 M5 lurkers stay out of the closed room so I can be the only one who signs up for the euro-test drive lovelove Puhhhleeeezzzz hahahahahaha nawwwww good luck all I hope at least one or two of us gets to be in "the chosen few."From how the intro for 1M was handled and the time frame to launch, dare I say this summer for the new F10 M5?!
BMW M will always have the M button. These M cars are created this way. They are meant to be tamed around town, and driver adjustable to suit his needs. So, you can be driving down a straight road, and by pressing the M button the car will select all the presets you choose in the iDrive to turn it into a "race car". That is "M DNA" they call it.. it will always be like that.So, from that brief interview clip it sure sounds like they are going to have a similar set up to the E60 M5 in that you will need to push a button to get all of the horsepower. I find that kind of disappointing. If you are going to have 580bhp (or whatever it ends up being) it should be available at all times without having to push an extra button.
That was probably one of the biggest complaints about the previous M5 and M6. In fact, the guys on Top Gear said that it was the most annoying car because of all the selections you had to make to get the full power.
Regardless, I am still interested! Sign me up!
Has BMW ever referred to the M5 as a businessman's car before this? I'm not sure I like that. I mean the E60 can be a luxury cruiser, but most of us don't buy it for that. Is this a change in the marketing of M cars? Or in the M5 anyway?
Having owned an E39 M5, E46 M3 and now an E9X M3 sedan I realize that there will always be an M button. However, only in the E60 M5 does the M button actually make a change to the available horsepower. In all of the other models it has only made changes to the throttle control/ECU and some slight handling changes.BMW M will always have the M button. These M cars are created this way. They are meant to be tamed around town, and driver adjustable to suit his needs. So, you can be driving down a straight road, and by pressing the M button the car will select all the presets you choose in the iDrive to turn it into a "race car". That is "M DNA" they call it.. it will always be like that.
I've seen TopGear review.. the first half of it he rants, the second half he loves the car. There is a learning curve with this car, and after you learn, IMO it is the best car of it's category in the market.. I have not found something compareable to the M. I have other fast cars and they are just as enjoyable, but different animals.
Yes the F10 M5 will be the same as the E60 (electronics / M mode / etc ) < in those aspects. But more powerful and efficient.