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I have been meaning to ask this for quite some time but never have...

I prefer to drive my M5 in sport mode because I like the quicker throttle response and most of all the heavier steering. Now my question is, in the 2003 530i the steering is much heavier in just a normal mode. I was curious if anyone else had experienced this in say a 530i or perhaps another 5 series if this is common. Why wouldnt the steering in the M5 be heavier too? I would think the M5 steering should be as heavy or heavier than the steering in a 2003 530i sport pkg? Any ideas?

The only thing I could think of is wider rubber up front in the stock 530i might make a diffrence, I have no idea...
 

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Not having driven a 530 I really cannot say but it might be a function of the rack and pinion versus the recirculating ball of the M5.. very different feel from either one..

Just a thought :confused:
 

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M Power said:
Not having driven a 530 I really cannot say but it might be a function of the rack and pinion versus the recirculating ball of the M5.. very different feel from either one..

Just a thought :confused:
Good point... Had not thought of that.
 

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M5 has recirculating ball steering. I think the 530 has rack and pinion. I remember reading that the V8 was too big to accomodate rack and pinion.
 

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CEC said:
M5 has recirculating ball steering. I think the 530 has rack and pinion. I remember reading that the V8 was too big to accomodate rack and pinion.

Good info. Makes sense to me. I rather prefer the heavier steering in the 530i, but the M5 is not bad.
 
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