I’ve been complaining about the glum, pervasive monochrome-tyranny of car colors in America (and much of the world), and just when I’ve almost given up hope that my son will ever see a modern car in some color other than Totalitarian Gray or Ennui White, the 2018 BMW M5 gets a whole candy-coated wonderland. Hot damn.
It’s easy to get jaded about BMW these days. Even though the automaker builds things that range from the objectively excellent to the genuinely interesting, it often feels like that driving passion that made it famous gets lost in a sea of bland crossovers. It’s also because BMW set an awfully high bar for itself once.
Once upon a time, BMW set a Guinness World Record for longest drift. Toyota then beat it twice in three years. So, because bragging rights are very serious in the car world, BMW decided to shatter both records without the modifications allowed to make the drift go more smoothly. That required some creativity.
Do you guys have a favorite M5? Because I do. I love the E60-generation, the one with the V10. If, next time you’re at a fancy dinner party and are trying to impress someone, this video will help you with a quick rundown of all the M5s ever made. You’ll make friends instantly!
Remember that cool, retro-looking boutique car that had a screaming BMW V10 under the hood? It was called the GT MF5 and made by Wiesmann, a German automaker that specialized in hand-built custom cars. Which is a highly lucrative business endeavor!
Hey, you! You in that white BMW E60 M5 with the single greatest vanity license plate ever. We see you. And we love you (and your car).
Here it is, officially: the new 2018 BMW M5. The sixth generation of the biggest and baddest M-car sedan doesn’t look terribly different from the F10 generation, but it is, and it’s more powerful and has some fancy drivetrain tech too.
Got somewhere you need to go? Go there in an M5.
Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) is a big guy who often dresses with class. Similarly, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bimmer is an M5 dressed in 7-series clothes. You’ll need to decide if its price puts this mad mashup in a class of its own.
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…