M5 Vs M5 Vs M5 Vs M5Jonny Lieberman9/26/07 12:00pmFiled to: Jalopnik Fantasy GarageBmwE28E34E60FeatureE39M5Top1183EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLast week saw the induction of the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 into our rapidly filling Fantasy Garage. While the detractors were loud and squawking, just over 83% of you saw the beauty of a bored-out German bullet train. However, Jalopnik is never one to let the tyranny of the majority drum out the feelings and opinions of the minority. One of the major complaints with the 6.9 write up was the absence of the 6.3. We hear you. In fact, while composing last week's screed, I was quite close to putting the matter to a vote. In the end, I determined that while the 6.3 is indeed an über-hot potato, presented with a choice between the two, any clear-thinking pistonhead would opt for the more-buff 6.9. I will not be making that mistake this week. BMW's M5 is the stuff of legend, dreams and I would argue fantasy. Thematically related to the 6.9 (big engine, four-door saloon), the Bavarians upped the ante by adding serious, sportscarlike handling and (usually) a manny-tranny. Gentlemen — and however many lady friends we've got — an M5 is going into the Garage, please let us know which one.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.