Seriously considering trading in my MSRT for an 09 M5. I am looking for more out of my MSRT and the next step is to spend a chunk of change more and have HHP work the SOB.
I'm really attached to her, but the M5 is sooo appealing, it's fast out the box and handles amazingly. Not to say my MSRT isn't fast...I dunno, maybe I just want a change.
I can get a decent trade value and a great deal on the M5, so it's a good deal all around. As it is right now, I drive her maybe 3-4 times per month, mainly on the weekend, short distances, never in snow or rain(unless I get caught in a shower).
I would like to hear your thoughts on the positives and negatives.
And if I do go thru with this, I have lots of parts that I can swap with my fellow members. Mopar Catback and Cold Air intake, Mopar TCM, headlights with red/white LED halos and amber strip (AAC) installed, AAC HID's 55W, Red/White LED Fog Halos (AAC) (Not yet installed, still brand new), Predator and a few other trinkets.
The M5 is a very nice car (not as nice as the M6 though). The only thing I can say is I traded in an Audi A4 for the Charger. The Audi on avg. would cost me 3 times what it would cost to do the same the to the charger.
New clutch $1400 (cheap one)
The cost of ownership with the BMW is WAY more.
Not just another pretty fascia
Yeah, I have no expectations on improved mpg.
The M6 was my first choice, but it's a bit tight for me and I can't take my three boys with me on our bonding rides.
I'm prepared for the increased maintenance costs as well, as I said I really don't drive the msrt much and plan to stay pretty close to that schedule, after I put a few thousand miles on her.
I just recently watched the show on CNBC called BMW A DRIVING EXPERIENCE. It is the ulimate driving machine. Let me tell you I love my mag, but if the M5 was the right price Id be on it. (flame suit is on) Our mags our nice but cannot compete to German products. Thats a fact. That M5 out of the so called box has an amazing suspension, motor, and interior. M5's are still made in Germany, hand crafted so to say. Go for it man, you will not be dissapointed. Just my 2 cents.
Well I cant compare the 2... Just enjoy whatever you have, that is what these kinds of cars are about.
On a selfish side note if you do choose to go with the M5 I may be interested in helping you return your headlights to stock...
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LMI true CAI, MMPG 87mm TB, GTP Ported Intake Manifold, Inertia Performance Heads, FRI Tomahawk, 176* T-Stat, SLP U/D pulley, JBA Long Tubes with catted mids, Custom cat-back W/ Blastin' Bob's, PT 2800, Blue tops, Getrag W/ 3.73s and CMR tuned by Brent at DTP.
11/11/11 11.504 @ 118.00, 1.598 60' W/ 315/35/17 NT05R DRs @ 20lbs, 93 oct pump gas, 4125lbs, and a DA of -680
Upgrade to the m5 if you can afford to maintain it.
PWR 393, Twin 6262mm Turbos, SHR trans, Fore Fuel system, Wilson Hemi Sheet Metal Manifold
880 RWHP 775 RWT at 16 psi and 17* of timing
Tuned by Robert@ Ditos motors
Walk Softly And Carry Two Big A$$ Turbos!!!
M5 is the only Bimmer Id ever want so I say go for it
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Tein Super Street Coilovers w/ EDFC - Killer Glass - Dynamic Grounding Stage IV
AJ InMotion Nav Hack - BT Catch Can, Under Hood, & Interior Bling
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AS like all bmw's the audio system goes south pretty quickly [speakers/amps] crap out.
SO if u do that jump into the m5 keep this web address BMW Audio, BMW iPod, Speakers, Subwoofers, & more | BSW: Bavarian Soundwerks
ALL their stuff bolts/screws right in and sounds amazing. cost's a good penny but it will cost to up grade every thing any way and to replace the stock amp/speakers with stock stuff is twice as much
I'd be unstoppable if it wasnt for Physics & Law enforcement
Get the m5.
I was looking at one before the srt. It had a v10 and they wanted 28k
The M5 is a great car, I considered one myself when I got the MSRT8. They biggest difference that I took in consideration was the price of repairs and maintenance. It's ridiculous prices over here (for example, rotor and pad change costs about $4000!) and I guess the dealerships aren't so mild over there either. With that said, I can definately say their ad slogan really is correct; BMW - when you love to drive.
I think the M5 is great car. What I dont like is when you add all the gidgets and gadgets you ask for things to go wrong. If you deal with the cost of it go for it! You only live once...I think.
Suddenly I think I'm ready to leave your island!
M5's are nice and all, but i still don't know if i'd go that route. Based on you mentioning an 09 M5, you are right in the same 50k price range as a similar year CTS-V. Well appointed, reliable and way more power and upgradability and dramatically lower maintenance costs. Still get 4 doors from a car meant to beat an M5 in every category by design.
If you weren't dead set on a M5, i'd strongly consider the CTS-V being as it is the same price range and market segment.
Bone stock time: 12.832 @ 108.51 with a 2.033 60ft... On GY F1's Full Weight
Predator and C&L Intake: 12.386 @ 111.78 1.868 60ft On GY F1's Full Weight
Current mods: Hi-Flows, 180. Volant, PS Cooler, Trans Cooler, SS Brake Lines, Ti Backing Plates.
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I assure you the habit of modding only gets worse! I know how people on drugs feel. I'm afraid I will start pawning sh*t if I don't get control of myself!
6.1 HEMI, RPM blower cam, 80 lb. injectors, Dual Walbro 255 fuel pumps, D-1SC ProCharger @ 14 psi, Kooks LT's w/High Flow Cats, MagnaFlow exhaust, Paramount Performance High Torque NAG1, Paramount Performance Dominator Torque Converter, DSS driveshaft, DSS 1000 hp axles Suspension-Fully adjustable Pedders, with sway bars and bushings.
Replacement: 2009 CTS-V 628 rwhp 610 Torque / 750 rwhp 775 Torque with wet 100 shot