I never thought this day would come but my thoughts have been wandering away from my E39 M5 since a ride in a friends Golf R, which was a pretty impressive drive and a nice place to sit with all the new bits, however it's bit boy racer and pops and farts from the exhaust aint exactly my thing.
April 19 and I will have had the M5 ten years and at the moment bang on 80k on the clock. I've had the usual up's and downs ( indy garage related) and have gently replaced most items on the car as well as having improved a few and I love it where it is today with headers, eisenmann back box, 40% locking diff, 6pots front, 4 rear, rear arb, intrax and B8 etc.
I do on average about 4k a year with 2 of those on the yearly Scandinavian trip and usage of a scooter and a shitbox for London stuff, the rest would be for family trips out of town.
I have yet to demo an F10 but Coopers Chobam have a Silverstone which I might look at, seems it's been with them a while as well as coming from a private plate.
At the moment the research is only consuming 90% of my time
but I feel I'm going to have to absolutely love it to jump ship.
Anyway, my question is
1. my garage entrance is 2m and 10cm wide (opens up somewhat once in ) and an F10 is wider at the mirrors, does anyone have an idea how much the mirrors would give folded ?
2. I know all the previous E39 owners love their replacement F10's but if you only needed it for what I do, would it be a closer run thing ?