First, let me get this out of the way: I didn’t wish for the for the BMW to explode, I was only expecting it to and was disappointed when it didn’t after everyone cleared out of the way. Because I was apparently raised on Michael Bay movies. Does that make me an asshole?
For the first time ever, the BMW M5 comes standard with all-wheel drive. But the tail-out, Full Opposite Lock, burnout-thirsty hoons out there can relax, because there’s also a rear-wheel drive mode in that all-wheel drive system just as the M-gods intended. Here’s how it works.
While most people are salivating over newly introduced cars—like the Lexus LC500 or the Honda Civic Type-R—I find myself drooling over used cars at some of the shadiest dealers in town. I’ll drive by Stan’s Stolen Supercars, catch a glimpse of a $35,000 Maserati GranTurismo and wonder when I’ll get the chance to own…
Have you noticed that “poking things with a hot knife,” is a trendy thing to put on YouTube right now? I don’t get it either. Actually, I find it offensive to knives. And heat. Especially when they’re used to violate this most sacred car—an E39 BMW M5.
While most people are busy trying to make a difference and change the world in a positive way, I find myself deep in thought wondering: “How much power does my car really make?”
Sometimes I make really bad decisions, like when I decided to become an overnight millionaire by investing thousands of dollars into penny stocks. I think you know how that turned out—within hours my net worth turned into pennies. But then sometimes I make really good decisions, like buying a V10 BMW M5 with not just…
I find it incredibly boring to drive the exact same car day after day after day. It’s like sitting in a classroom listening to the professor go on and on about the significance of celery stalks in the life of the Cacataibo tribe in Peru. I would do just about anything else, including writing the letter “A” in a…
“Why would you even consider buying a seven year old V10 M5? What’s wrong with you? If you want to throw away your money away that badly, just give it to me!” That’s what you must be thinking right now.
BMW will build a total of 200 “Competition Edition” M5 sedans, 100 black and 100 white, with a substantial power bump and a few tasteful decorative bits. Is it special enough to be a viable investment, or would you rather just take it out and just drive the tires off it?
BMW is reportedly killing the manual transmission in both the M5 and M6 models once production ends later this year, and it is most likely never coming back.
The 2018 BMW M5 super sedan isn’t expected to bow until at least the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, but the car’s already been spotted running hot laps on German’s speed limitless Nürburgring. And it sounds angry.
For every landmark, legendary automobile there is in history, there’s a poor sap of a car that has to succeed it.
We've known AWD BMW M cars were an inevitability, but to actually see one is something else entirely. So many emotions... have you decided to cry heresy or applaud the Bavarians' newly progressive attitude?
So far, BMW has resisted the lure of adding all-wheel drive to their top-performing M lineup like Mercedes has been doing lately and Audi has always done. Expect that to change soon: the all-wheel drive M cars are coming.
[Faster sedans have been built since, but the E34 BMW M5 remains the real deal. Photo via BMW]
BMW F10 M5 takes on the Ferrari FF on a drag race. Can the M5 keep up with the Italian supercar?