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M5 touring on CC

Post by rc944 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:32 pm

Not Alpina but still interesting. I've always wondered about the M5 tourings. I had an S6 avant which was bad and always fancy a super barge.

Has anyone ever driven one? What were your thoughts?

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Re: M5 touring on CC

Post by HowieD5 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:33 pm

I’ve always fancied one too, but opted for the F11 D5. Interesting to hear how the various models compare (e34, e39 too). The V10 engine sounds amazing but some say it’s can be expensive if you’re unlucky. Agree, lovely car though .
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Re: M5 touring on CC

Post by MattOz » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:06 pm

I owned an E60 M5. Was a great car, even though the gearbox isn’t brilliant. I really liked it. However 12-14mpg wears thin after a while. Especially with a relatively small fuel tank.

A friend of mine went from an E39 V8S to an E61 M5. He found the M5 a bit of a let down. Epic when on a balls out drive, but not a great daily. I suspect an E61 B5 would be a better all rounder.
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Re: M5 touring on CC

Post by Jules Sunleu » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:07 am

MattOz wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:06 pm
I owned an E60 M5. Was a great car, even though the gearbox isn’t brilliant. I really liked it. However 12-14mpg wears thin after a while. Especially with a relatively small fuel tank.

A friend of mine went from an E39 V8S to an E61 M5. He found the M5 a bit of a let down. Epic when on a balls out drive, but not a great daily. I suspect an E61 B5 would be a better all rounder.
Agreed, but then I am biased :)

I've not driven an M5 but opinions seem to be that it has epic noise, very quick when revved, but you need to be minded about the potential for expensive engine work and the gearbox is a bit snatchy. Having said that the B5 supercharger issue is well known so all cars have some issues. Looks a nice car, and CC are good to deal with as I bought my B5 through them
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Re: M5 touring on CC

Post by Fast3000 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:06 am

Have been to lucky enough to drive both e60 m5 (saloon) and E61 B5 properly for long periods of time....

E60 M5 amazing engine, proper racing sound when your up on it. Typical twitchy M suspension, smg horrible clunky diff noises ( this was a sorted car btw), the motorised bolsters are cool, somehow a special place to sit,

E61 B5 - good engine sound, rocket when you plant it, albeit it sounds better on the outside rather then in! Smooth gears, much more compliant at speed as goes with the alpina philosophy.

They are both great cars in my opinion....as mentioned fuel tank too small on m5 for longer trips.
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