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tifosi said:
actually, the B7 with facelift body still has 4.4l V8 engine. on this basis, i don't think B5 will get the new 4.8l V8 engine.
Added to which, all the production B5s ordered so far are based on 550i spec, but with a 4.4l engine.

BTW, I can confirm that the cars will NOT have keyless-go/start button from September, but maybe later.
 

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I like this part cherrsagai but it's hard to believe...

BUT something's not right. Instead of seeing the B5
gradually disappear in my mirrors it's actually pulling
away. How can that be? Holtam's put no effort into
it at all - he's not had to press switches and fiddle
with the iDrive to get the perfect settings, he's simply
planted his size ten firmly into the Alpina carpet and
blown the M5 into the weeds. Well, that's a bit of an
exaggeration, but I think you get the picture - the
M5's not going to have it all its own way.


and this ONE...Hope it's not TRUE :eek:

Simply shattered by the B5's supercharged
V8. Not only does the B5 have 132lb ft more than
the M5, but it's delivered at a real world useable
4250rpm. Want to go fast? Just plant it. In the M5
you need to have prepared for banzai acceleration
and unless you've got over 6000rpm dialled in the
B5 literally leaves it standing. BMW M have certainly
made a pretty good fist of making the M5 hugely
more flexible than the on-paper stats would suggest,
but it'll never have the sheer usability of the B5.
 

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m5 rus said:
I like this part cherrsagai but it's hard to believe...

BUT something's not right. Instead of seeing the B5
gradually disappear in my mirrors it's actually pulling
away. How can that be? Holtam's put no effort into
it at all - he's not had to press switches and fiddle
with the iDrive to get the perfect settings, he's simply
planted his size ten firmly into the Alpina carpet and
blown the M5 into the weeds. Well, that's a bit of an
exaggeration, but I think you get the picture - the
M5's not going to have it all its own way.

There is nothing hard to believe knowing Alpina torque!!!. Look at data of both engines and torque – o boy Alpina much stronger and I guess it gives that “easy sitting on the tale of M5”
 
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