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Still want that M5?
Which sporty M5 do you prefer?
550i [ 6 ] ** [15.79%]
M5 [ 32 ] ** [84.21%]
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moe
post Oct 16 2006, 03:20 AM
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Yes, the latest M5 is a beast of a car, with a 500hp V10 on tap, RWD, and dramatic styling. To the disappointment of many however, it's only offered with the SMG semi-auto box, with no manual option as of yet.

But how about taking things down a notch? What about the BMW 550i? While it doesn't have the astonishing 500hp V10 of the M5, with its 360hp V8 it's hardly a slouch. There's also an available M Sport package that'll make it near indistinguishable from the M5 (if it's available where you live), and something the M5 doesn't have...a manual transmission.

No, it's not quite as fast or involving, but it offers a manual, the option of a versatile estate (if it's available where you live), and it's usefully cheaper. Still want that M5?

BMW 550i

MSRP $58,500
Weight Unladen - Manual Transmission: 3803 lbs
Engine: 4.8 V8
Nominal output/rpm: 360/6300 hp
Max. torque/rpm: 360/3400 lb-ft
Top speed: 150 mph
Acceleration; 0-60 mph - Manual transmission [SMG]: 5.4 [5.4] sec





BMW M5

MSRP $81,200
Weight Unladen: 4012 lb
Engine: 5.0/V-10/4
Nominal output/rpm: 500/7750 hp
Max torque/rpm: 383/6100 lb-ft
Top speed: 155 mph
Acceleration; 0 – 60 mph: 4.5 sec



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- moethepaki   Still want that M5?   Oct 16 2006, 03:20 AM
- - AgaBoogaBoo   I don't like the new M5, the previous one is a...   Oct 16 2006, 05:46 AM
- - clarkma5   I hate the new 5-series in general! I'd r...   Oct 16 2006, 11:26 AM
- - leif   I love the new 5 series...I think its one of the m...   Oct 16 2006, 11:47 AM
- - Mr b00st   neither thank you.   Oct 16 2006, 12:01 PM
- - moethepaki   Personally, I'd get a 550i with a manual and a...   Oct 16 2006, 12:12 PM
- - midnightdorifto   QUOTE(leif @ Oct 16 2006, 11:47 AM) I lov...   Oct 16 2006, 12:33 PM
- - Cyclone   QUOTE(AgaBoogaBoo @ Oct 16 2006, 09:46 AM...   Oct 16 2006, 12:35 PM
- - moethepaki   QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Oct 16 2006, 11:3...   Oct 16 2006, 12:47 PM
- - infinity935   I wasn't a huge fan of the new M5 at all, that...   Oct 16 2006, 01:18 PM
- - leif   QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Oct 16 2006, 03:3...   Oct 16 2006, 01:24 PM
- - Mazdaspeed   QUOTE(Cyclone @ Oct 16 2006, 04:35 PM) Wh...   Oct 16 2006, 01:54 PM
- - Halflifehavock13   QUOTE(Mazdaspeed @ Oct 16 2006, 05:54 PM)...   Oct 16 2006, 02:01 PM
- - PBB   QUOTE(Mazdaspeed @ Oct 16 2006, 05:54 PM)...   Oct 16 2006, 02:04 PM
- - dukenukem   Where is the Quattroporte ?   Oct 16 2006, 02:10 PM
- - moethepaki   QUOTE(infinity935 @ Oct 17 2006, 12:18 AM...   Oct 16 2006, 02:25 PM
- - dukenukem   wrong thread then. I chose the M5.   Oct 16 2006, 02:49 PM
- - Cyclone   I'll take the 550i. Avaliable with a proper ge...   Oct 16 2006, 03:15 PM
- - AgaBoogaBoo   QUOTE(Mazdaspeed @ Oct 16 2006, 05:54 PM)...   Oct 16 2006, 03:56 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Oct 16 2006, 03:25 PM)...   Oct 16 2006, 04:14 PM
- - infinity935   Why are so many people voting M5? I'm not so m...   Oct 16 2006, 09:11 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(infinity935 @ Oct 16 2006, 10:11 PM...   Oct 16 2006, 09:12 PM
- - moethepaki   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Oct 17 2006, 08:12 AM) B...   Oct 17 2006, 12:00 AM
- - infinity935   This may be a dumb question, but why does the back...   Oct 17 2006, 11:05 AM
- - 350Z   Because it's a 540, they look the same.   Oct 17 2006, 11:07 AM
- - moethepaki   Yeah, 550i replaced 540i...I just waned a 5-series...   Oct 17 2006, 11:20 AM
- - caymanNCSU   I'd rather drop $80,000 on a Porche than ...   Oct 19 2006, 01:06 PM
- - høgh   I know there are a danish tuner shop that puts sup...   Oct 20 2006, 01:53 AM
- - AgaBoogaBoo   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Oct 17 2006, 04:00 AM)...   Oct 20 2006, 02:43 AM
- - z0ne   QUOTE(caymanNCSU @ Oct 19 2006, 05:06 PM)...   Oct 20 2006, 09:04 AM
- - stuffthatsgood   I chose the M5 because it is now available with a ...   Oct 20 2006, 10:15 AM
- - porschedream   Who the hell would take a 550i over an M5?   Oct 20 2006, 01:20 PM
- - infinity935   Of course I'd TAKE an M5 over the 550, as for ...   Oct 20 2006, 01:38 PM
- - Mr b00st   the 550i replaced the 545i. there wasn't ever...   Oct 22 2006, 11:28 PM
- - stuffthatsgood   QUOTE(Mr b00st @ Oct 23 2006, 12:28 AM) t...   Oct 23 2006, 09:32 AM
- - fiber optic   QUOTE(porschedream @ Oct 20 2006, 04:20 P...   Oct 24 2006, 05:59 AM
- - dukenukem   QUOTE(fiber optic @ Oct 24 2006, 08:59 AM...   Oct 24 2006, 06:36 AM
- - Halflifehavock13   QUOTE(dukenukem @ Oct 24 2006, 10:36 AM) ...   Oct 24 2006, 07:57 PM
- - midnightdorifto   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Oct 16 2006, 12:47 PM)...   Oct 25 2006, 01:35 PM
- - Import vs. Domestic   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Oct 16 2006, 03:26 PM) I...   Oct 25 2006, 05:17 PM
- - moethepaki   QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Oct 26 2006, 12:3...   Oct 28 2006, 10:43 AM


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