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Video: The Sound Of The New BMW M5

BMW M5 | August 19th, 2011 by 90
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At Laguna Seca, California, BMW introduced to the US market the new 2012 BMW M5. BMW has moved on with the new F10 M5 from …

At Laguna Seca, California, BMW introduced to the US market the new 2012 BMW M5. BMW has moved on with the new F10 M5 from naturally aspirated engines to a TwinPower turbocharged V8.

The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, Valvetronic variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold. 2012 BMW M5 outputs 560 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 501 lb-ft of torque (680 Nm) at 1,500 rpm.

But the question remains…can the new M5 deliver the acoustics we have all come to expect from an M engine?

Video: The Sound Of The New BMW M5

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  • உன்னை விழுங்க

    Not very impressive.  The E60 M5 sounds a lot better.

    • Babken

      And the upcoming Panamera Turbo S and Audi RS6 will sound even more so thus making the pathetic m5 tremble with fear. Nearly 2 tonnes? Who are you trying to deceive, BMW? How can you say that this gayish thing called m5 is born on the track. Watch and learn from Audi engineers how to make a real ultimate driving machine.

      • ///M-Technics

        Audi engineers? You’re hilarious dude… Go on the nurburgring you’ll only see BMWs and Porsches ! Audi SUCKS !

        • Luke P

          He meant VW engineers – LOL!!! 

      • M-girl

        Personal Question for Babken: Why are you reading a BMW blog if you are such a die hard Porsche/Audi/VW fan? You happen to post every day. Are we a little obsessed with the BMW? Don’t hate…participate….. And your “gay” comments are unacceptable. Where you born a bigot or did you turn into one when you stopped driving a real car? If you don’t like the game, take your toys and get out of the sandbox…..or off the road…seriously, grow up.

        • Babken

          I’m reading this blog to make more and more people sell their rubbish bmw and buy a real car, i.e. Audi. Because bmw is just like a Tatra compared to Audi.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Whasians Daniel Vu Nguyen Hoang

            “make more and more people sell their rubbish bmw and buy a real car”

            Dude what you are doing is the complete opposite. Instead you are making people look at audi owners and think “Audi owners are Uneducated trolls”.
            If you really want to win people over, USE SOME LOGIC AND REASONING.
            You have absolutely no facts to prove any ridiculous statement that you make.

          • Babken

            One of many facts: the new A6 humiliates your 5 series both in terms of ride comfort and performance thus making the 5 series absolutely useless. And soon the sales numbers will prove my words, asshole.

          • ///M-Technics

            “make more and more people sell their rubbish bmw and buy a real car”

            @b1be3d40d8a3b76628a2bac26980deb6:disqus: You’re so stupid man…. Sorry, get a life and go drive your 4WD soulless car… You’re no match in 5 seconds:
            http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/08/09/july-2011-bmw-maintains-global-sales-lead-over-rivals-audi-mercedes/
            And for your information, BMW is the brand that is the most prestigious and has the biggest history in the Racing world. So go get some sluts on the side of the street with your Audi.

          • Babken

            BMW has the biggest history in the racing world? Now I see which of us is stupid, you fool. BMW doesn’t even have a supercar like an SLS AMG or R8, because all their pathetic engineers can is to make a mediocre m3. Where is your bmw now? Moreover, bmw was being continuously humiliated in F1, and bmw management decided to withdraw from the tournament in order to stop further humiliation from Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz. What racing history are you talking about, hopeless idiot?

          • wazon

            They don’t have supercar and deal with SLS AMG and R8 in most of races by putting race version M3 GT – the car with a sedan’s platform, not a supercar’s. How could be that “pathetic” enginers can make superfast driving machine from sedan and “the greatest” enginers cannot make as fast machines from their supercars? I would rather say that it shows how great cars BMW make. And you say something about withdrawing from tournements, when BMW leads in ALMS and in 24h races mostly compete against Porsche and deal with R8 and SLS AMG with nearly no problems. If someone is hopeless idiot, most definitely it’s you. You’re even unable to check facts (similar story for bashing 5-er for being fat and praising A6 for being light, even if official data say that the first is lighter). 

            BTW, you went to the buttom by bashing the most successful car in its class ever – M3. Siriously, if you don’t have anything interesting to say, just keep quite.

          • Babken

            Since when your pathetic m3 leads the SLS AMG or Porsche. They hardly win 1 out of 4 races and you dare say such bullshit? Second, you’re too ridiculous to state that the A6 is heavier tan your for-gays-only 5 series. Actually the opposite is true. But even if what you said was true, then 2 times a shame for BMW if the heavier A6 humiliates their gayish 5 series performance-wise. So it’s you who should stay quiet, idiot. I say once again: where is your for-fools-only bmw in the supercars world? Mercedes-Benz has an SLS AMG, AUdi has an R8, and I don’t mention Ferrari and Porsche. Where’s your mediocre bmw? Here’s the bitter fact for you, asshole: bmw doesn’t have enough competence to make a supercar, so they just make an m3 which is being humiliated by Mercedes and Audi. So go hang yourself, lover of a gayish brand.

          • wazon

            You proved to be an idiot again. BMW is a leader in ALMS over Porsche (MB is not involved here): http://www.americanlemans.com/files/results/2011/GT.pdf Checking data doesn’t hurt. Try to do it once. This “medicore” is leading over Chevrolett, Porsche, Ferrari and Lambo (which has many things in common with R8 (as each car in VW family)). In 2010 24h the Ring race M3 was ahead of Porsche, Audi, MB and Ferrari, in 2011 it lost only against Porsche and I don’t remember to see neither SLS AMG nor R8 to be close to M3 during these races. As I said they’ve competed mostly against Porsche. Setting aside the fact that you constantly humiliate yourself, it’s hard to see what humiliation of M3 during mentioned races by Audi and MB consists on. Perhaps you should explain us, if you can. 

            BTW, If know something about other races’ results, feel free to share the data with us (but first learn how to search for them).

          • Babken

            Nobody cares about the ALMS. It’s the F1 which is the top. Second, those cars have nothing in commo with real world cars. And finally, visit http://www.fastestlaps.com and compare the fastest bmw with a mediocre AMG and go hang yourself, freak.

          • wazon

            Why do you find F1 to be relevant here? We talked about BMW answer to such cars as SLS AMG and R8 in motorsport. Since when SLS AMG runs in F1? I would also like to remind you that Porsche as well as Audi is not even involved in F1, so what the hell is it supposed to do with above discussion about competition between BMW, Porsche, Audi, MB and so on. If you don’t care about Le Mans, where did you get your respect for Porsche’s achievements in motorsport? 

            Why should I compare M3 GTS with SLS AMG? Any justification for this demand?

          • Babken

            Because they are real world cars and not solely race track cars. And it’s those cars that prove which brand is superior. And I ask you the question once again: put the fastest bmw against AMG Black Series (I don’t even bring in the SLS AMG). The AMG will hopelessly humiliate any bmw.

          • Mike

            only a TOOL like you would go to a site called “fastestlaps.com” to check to see which car is faster…That is in essence like going to wikpedia.com.  you have no bases for any of your facts and have been talking out of your ass for the entire time as everyone here has proven.  I will NEVER get an Audi because of you. so your point in trying to convert us BMW fans to audi fans has failed horribly you nit. so you have no need to ever come back to this blog.

          • Babken

            Only an idiot like you would conceive my comments the way you did. I don’t try to persuade you into buying Audi since that car is for real men and not gays or fools who are willing to pay lots of money for a mediocre car that is not the best at anything.

          • Mike

            “I’m reading this blog to make more and more people sell their rubbish bmw and buy a real car, i.e. Audi. Because bmw is just like a Tatra compared to Audi.”-Babken

            THAT IS YOUR QUOTE AND PROVES YOU ARE A FOOL.  you failed. go home.

          • Babken

            The words “make” and “persuade” are way different, idiot. So now I see which of us should go home: you.

          • Mike

            well now you proved your an effing idot because i NEVER used persuade in any of my replies except for this one right here. Your an effing idot.

          • Babken

            I bring on your quotation: ” trying to convert us BMW fans to audi fans”. It means persuade, dirty asshole.

          • Yoohoo

            Hi Bakken, it is great that you think Audi is a great car maker.  I also think they do make some fantastic cars.  I also respect that you have such courage to express your love for car so passionately.  But don’t you think people can have different opinions?  Do you think just because you like Audi, does it make others who like BMW 5 Series all gays?  It seems a bit immature to label the entire population who purchase these cars as gays…don’t you think?  Audi can be a great choice without having to trash the other brand.  Both brands, as well as many others, are operated by people passionate about delivering great driving experiences to the market.  I don’t know who you are…but I dare assume that you and the rest of us on this board, including myself, have not really contributed nearly enough to the advancement of automobile industry in general like BMW or AUDI have done to so quickly put their brand image down and discount their contributions like putting trash into trash can.  You can act like a giant behind your monitor and keyboard.  But could you really stand up in person in front of many engineers and others who is passionately working to make BMW 5 series and tell them they are making rubbish cars that is only for gay people?  What is the basis of such statement?  And even if such outrageous statement happened to be true in one in a million chances, what is wrong with gay people any way?  What gives you the right and/or qualification to judge or look them down?  Only those who cannot show their superiority on their own step on others to do so.  These people must first put others down below their feet because they cannot otherwise rise above them.  Hope you are not one of them!

          • Yoohoo

            Hi Bakken, it is great that you think Audi is a great car maker.  I also think they do make some fantastic cars.  I also respect that you have such courage to express your love for car so passionately.  But don’t you think people can have different opinions?  Do you think just because you like Audi, does it make others who like BMW 5 Series all gays?  It seems a bit immature to label the entire population who purchase these cars as gays…don’t you think?  Audi can be a great choice without having to trash the other brand.  Both brands, as well as many others, are operated by people passionate about delivering great driving experiences to the market.  I don’t know who you are…but I dare assume that you and the rest of us on this board, including myself, have not really contributed nearly enough to the advancement of automobile industry in general like BMW or AUDI have done to so quickly put their brand image down and discount their contributions like putting trash into trash can.  You can act like a giant behind your monitor and keyboard.  But could you really stand up in person in front of many engineers and others who is passionately working to make BMW 5 series and tell them they are making rubbish cars that is only for gay people?  What is the basis of such statement?  And even if such outrageous statement happened to be true in one in a million chances, what is wrong with gay people any way?  What gives you the right and/or qualification to judge or look them down?  Only those who cannot show their superiority on their own step on others to do so.  These people must first put others down below their feet because they cannot otherwise rise above them.  Hope you are not one of them!

          • http://www.facebook.com/Whasians Daniel Vu Nguyen Hoang

            Eventually, Audi will catch up with BMW and Mercedes but not in the foreseeable future. The demand of the 5 series and E class are very high and they both will continue to dominate the premium market. The Audi will also have to face the Japanese, Jaguars, and eventually Detroit cars as well. If Audi had to drop nearly 5 thousand dollars off the MSRP of the A6 in the American Market, it means that not enough people are buying the Audi and the lower price is required to attract some customers.

            By the way, Audi plans to become segment leader by 2018, Almost every manufacturer will have new models by then so I suggest you stop humiliating yourself until the sales numbers arrive showing the A6 as the segment leader.

          • Babken

            Audi plans to become the segment leader by 2015, and they will, because they make real sports sedans unlike bmw which makes gayish fat-ass 5 series.

          • scooternva

            Girlfriend, you need to cool it with the gay crap. Not that you’re convincing anyone in here that an A6 is superior to the 5 series, mind you, but your homophobic slurs only serve to cement your reputation as an under-endowed troll who’s here for no other reason that to stir up trouble. So run along now, and go play with your VW; the adults have had enough of your childishness.

          • http://www.facebook.com/henry.sichembe Henry Sichembe

            babken,go check topgear.com …they’ve done a comparison between the 5series,jaguar XF and audi A6..all diesels..guess which one came last???and more importantly,guss which one came first!! :p

        • scooternva

          I’m gay but I want to marry you after reading that reply, M-Girl. Bravo!

          Unfortunately, I have to agree that the M5 exhaust note does *not* impress me. But then again, I’m a diehard E39 fanatic so there you go :)

      • Fredyschiftan

        Can you please get out of this Blog!! go out there and play with your VW !! and learn some history who really that VW is a Bankrupt co. bought by VW and then kicked out of the USA for its great technology!! cars that ran by themselves !! go learn before you write things about the real leaders in the World. BMW my friend just swallow the pill !!!!

        • wazon

          @Fredyschiftan: Don’t overestimate him. In order to play with any car he needs to have one in the first place. Unfotunately, the only sense in which Babken has a car is owning a poster of it on a wall. Otherwise, I find no explanation for how anyone who knows something about cars could make such great number of uneducated comments in each speech.

  • உன்னை விழுங்க

    Not very impressive.  The E60 M5 sounds a lot better.

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  • Babken

    The sound of the new m5? Well it resembles the sound of a 5-tonne truck. All that BMW engineers were able to do was 560hp, just as much as the CTS-V and not even close to the RS6. Go hang yourselves, BMW engineers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.sichembe Henry Sichembe

      WOW was someone close to you run over by an M5??Just asking…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.sichembe Henry Sichembe

      WOW was someone close to you run over by an M5??Just asking…..

    • wazon

      Babken, why the hell do you insist to continue to expose yourself on ridicule? Making 600hp from this M5 is as easy as drinking a coffee. You just need to make some changes in software settings and make boost of chargers higher. But there is a price for it, namely bigger turbo-lag, from which RS6 C6 suffers badly and M5 f10 avoid to be a victim of it (at least according to those journalist who drove it). Did you know about this kind of dependence? 

      Moreover, in assessing a value of an engine, you need to be really stupid, if you think that maximal output is the most important value. What’s more important? The power curve and range of rpm, on which M5 scores better than RS6. Thanks to higher max. torgue (plus 30Nm), the engine produces more power on lower rev. speed than the RS6′s engine and thanks to higher rev. speed you can avoid loosing time on changing gears in sections of corners.

      Perhaps, it was too hard for you. So, the more obvious example for what the 20hp more in RS6 is worth is the difference at Nurburgring achievement: 7:55 vs. 8:09. How stupid is to talk bullshits about M5, praise RS6 C6 and overlook 14 sec. difference?

      • Babken

        Wazon,
        And what will you utter about the fact that your new m5 is just a second faster on the Nordschleife than the old Panamera Turbo. Just imagine how badly the upcoming Panamera Turbo S will rape your stupid fat-ass m5 on the track.

        • wazon

          I can only repeat Mateo’s question: why do you insist in comparing 4 seat saloon with 5 seats family saloon?

          From my side: why do you keep calling M5 and 5-er in general fat-ass, when it’s lighter than A6, which you praise for being light? Perhaps you should check data first.

          • Babken

            The new 5 is heavier than the comparable A6, idiot, and it once again testifies to bmw engineers’ incompetence.

          • wazon

            Check the data on official websites of both producers. Man, why the hell you’re so stupid? Check: http://www.bmw.de/de/de/newvehicles/5series/sedan/2010/showroom/technical_data/index.html and 
            http://www.audi.de/de/brand/de/neuwagen/a6/a6_limousine/informieren/technische_daten.html 
            for comparision.

          • Babken

            So now I see how smart you are, idiot. Look at the figures again: COMPARABLE models have about the same weight with BMW having more anyway. And that proves my point. So the A6 easily kicks your 5 series gayish ass.

          • wazon

            First, you cannot even fromulate your point without contradicting yourself. “COMPARABLE models have about the same weight with BMW having more anyway.” This suggest that comparable models have the same weight and don’t have the same weight. Nice shot. :D

            Second, if there is any sense in your statement, it most likely says that comparable models of Audi are lighter than those of BMW, right? So, is A6 3.0 TFSi comparable with 535i? If it’s, then we are witnesses of birth of new mathematics, since it happens for 1760 kg (weight of 535i) to be more than 1815 kg (weight of A6 3.0TFSi). On the other hand, if A6 3.0TFSi is comparable with 550i, it’s true that the letter is heavier (1905kg), but it’s hard to see A6 3.0TFSi to be faster. Man, you even can’t state your point. Pathetic. 

          • Babken

            And now, idiot you’ll have to add some options to your 535i to make it drive the way it should (I mean Dynamic damping Control, Adaptive Drive, etc) because in its standard suspension the 5 is even worse than a Tatra. And when you add those options you’ll have a car that is nearly 100kg heavier than the comparable A6. So now I see how strong you are in mathematics. A typical foolish bmw fan.

          • wazon

            You can add options to A6 eighter and they always add way. Have you ever bought new car? Don’t reply, we all know the answer.

          • wazon

            *add weight.

          • Babken

            You don’t need to add some options to the A6 since that car has it all, but you do need to add options to the 5 series because in its standard suspension, like I said, it’s even worse than a Tatra.

          • wazon

            As I said, you’ve never bought new car, if you believe what you wrote. What about S-line sport suspension and adaptive air suspension for A6 3.0TFSi that one can choose as options (sic!)? I guess that especially the last doesn’t add any weight at all, although it’s counterpart of BMW’s Adaptive Drive. In order to get proper 5-er, all you need is to add M-sport suspension as an option. And it deosn’t weight 100kg. If you need Adaptive Drive, you will need Adaptive Air Suspension in Audi, so you will need to add weight both to Audi and BMW. Stop talking bullshit and start checking data.

          • Babken

            You don’t need to add much to the A6 to make it kick ass of the for-gays-only 5 series, but you do have to add many options to the 5 to make it drive like a bmw, but still lag far behind a standard-suspension A6. So get lost, asshole.

          • wazon

            Official websites of respective producers say something different. 

    • al7oot

      I think you have to read a lot about your VWs before writing anything here. Yeah 560hp from a 4.4 V8 twin turbo. And I think I think Audi engineers produced 571hp from a V10 twin turbo engine, guess which VW? Audi RS6 if you know anything about it. I remember Top Gear said “Anyone drive and Audi is a COCK”. leave the blog and go sh*t some where else with your VW.

      • Babken

        It’s bmw which is at VW level. But Audi is much more prestigious than your fat-ass bmw.

        • al7oot

          you are proving my point ( gay + ass hole = audi driver )

          • Babken

            So where didi you rea that I prove your gayish point, you bmw ass-licker? All you can do is to buy an f10 and welcome to the world of gays. Go ahead, LOSER. But don’t forget to look at the rear view mirror and see how an A6 owns your pathetic ass.

    • al7oot

      I think you have to read a lot about your VWs before writing anything here. Yeah 560hp from a 4.4 V8 twin turbo. And I think I think Audi engineers produced 571hp from a V10 twin turbo engine, guess which VW? Audi RS6 if you know anything about it. I remember Top Gear said “Anyone drive and Audi is a COCK”. leave the blog and go sh*t some where else with your VW.

    • al7oot

      I think you have to read a lot about your VWs before writing anything here. Yeah 560hp from a 4.4 V8 twin turbo. And I think I think Audi engineers produced 571hp from a V10 twin turbo engine, guess which VW? Audi RS6 if you know anything about it. I remember Top Gear said “Anyone drive and Audi is a COCK”. leave the blog and go sh*t some where else with your VW.

    • Mike

      youve pretty your a troll.dunce…….BMW could cram 2,000hp in that M5 if they wanted to. but they dont because they are only trying to put 560hp in it….thats what all manufacturers do.

      They build an engine and limit it to a certain horsepower…Why the F do you think tuners exist..that M% engine block could proably handle 900hp if they wanted it to but that would drive the car soct through the roof and 900hp in that kind of car for that weight is a silly propostion anyway

      • Babken

        If your incompetent m engineers can squeeze 1000hp from their pathetic 4.4, then AMG can squeeze 3 times more with their brilliant engines.

        • Mike

          How old are you?…..you are seriously talking out of your ass right now…..Every single major auto manufacturer can build an engine with any amount of horsepower.  they build to limits you idiot….

          in fact if only you werent soooo  dumb to realize that some of the Audi Engineers where previous BMW engineers. your make yourself look like a fool.

          you have no idea what goes on in the auto industry and the kind of corporate brainpower that exist in AUDI,BMW, and Mercedes.  They dont say germans make good cars for nothing…youve proved your simply talking out of your ass rather than making any kind of argument that makes sense.

          your probaly some kind of 8 year old…..Kids these days…damn

          • Babken

            Your comment is as empty as your brain, asshole.

  • Haithamf87

    whats not to like about that exhaust note? atleast BMW is unique when it comes to sounds, unlike mercs and audi’s who have the same v8 growl… thank god they did the exhaust sound like this… i cant imagine a BMW with a Merc sound… it has to have a high pitch end to it.

    • Babken

      Of course Merc and Audi don’t have that garbage truck sound of the bmw. Their sounds are royal unlike bmw’s gayish sound.

      • Domaskaskevicius

        I level with u , u are retard ignorant to all facts, Is BMW world leading luxury car company for nothing ?

  • Anonymous

    that sounds reasonable.but i like bmw e46.yestoday i fond a gps navigation on http://www.oemcargps.com when i search google.hehe

  • Alen Residovic

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Engine_of_the_Year

    Babken, and all you other non-BMW fans. Stand up when you mention BMW engineering and engines…

    Take a look at the list in the bottom of the webpage…

    Number of times the following makes have received the award in its thirteen year history:MakeAwardsNotesBMW55includes BMW/PSA enginesHonda22Toyota22Volkswagen20Mercedes-Benz9includes DaimlerChryslerFiat6Peugeot6includes BMW/PSA engineAudi4Ferrari4Mazda4Porsche3Subaru2Alfa Romeo1GM1Saab1Now get the hell out of here!

    • Babken

      Idiot, the car consists not only of the engine. And I don’t care about that because in reality the A6 3 litre engine turns to dust your bmw’s “renowned” 3 litre turbocharged garbage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark6612 Mark Chen

    It’s the sound of exhaust, Turbo engine can never match with NA in terms of sound, check out somebody’s little DC2/5R or S2000

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    I conducted an academic research on the use of “comparative ads” in premium car segment. I highly appreciate the value of your voice, please let me know your stand on the war between Audi and BMW!

    This is my questionnaire: https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/3063
    Short! and easy!
    Contact me on Facebook: Mark Chen —if you want to express more!

  • kalmankacso

    This Babken viper guy is getting really annoying now…
    I find it difficult to read “non retarded” people’s comment’s because of this idiot spamming…
    I own a 530d E60 and I’d like too hear you talk trash about my car to my face idiot… I would beat the shit out of your childish little ass…
    You’ve got to be the biggest looser I’ve ever met… Do something with your pathetic life grow a brain maybe or if not just fucking die already
    I don’t give a fuck about what you say. If Audi is 100x times better than BMW I just don’t give a fuck… For me BMW is my dream machine and no stupid retarded audi nerd is going to make me change my mind….

    • Babken

      Are you drunk, idiot? I’m talking about the F10, not the E60 which I respect because it was the king of its class unlike the new for-gays-only f10.

      • Mike

        You dont even own an F10 so how can you talk so much about it? You dont own an A6 either..I know you prob dont even have a car or a job because your are an idiot. and no one hires idiots.

        • Babken

          Look who’s talking .I own a BMW. It’s a 1997 523i which I wouldn’t change for a 1000 fat as f10s. But I don’t need to drive a car to form an opinion about it. I’d rather read reviews of professional drivers who understand much more in cars then both of us. And nearly all reviews state clearly that the new A6 is way ahead of the 5 series in EVERYTHING.

          • wazon

            ” I don’t need to drive a car to form an opinion about it.” That explains every bullshit you wrote here. 

            “nearly all reviews state clearly that the new A6 is way ahead of the 5 series in EVERYTHING”, except feeling and handling, i.e. two major things for which most of BMW drivers always look for.

            Better sell your 5-er, since you’re inable to use the features of your alleged car. Otherwise, you would understand why feeling and handling count for something. Believe me, you will even be satisfied with FWD A4 or A6.

          • Babken

            Bullshit is in your empty head, pathetic asshole. I trust professional reviewers unlike you, empty head.

  • Mateo

    @Babken

    as I can see, you like Audi’s, that fine. Audi’s are good cars, just like Lexus, Infinity etc. BUT
    a long time ago there was Mercedes and BMW who were main competitors on one side, but on other side merc was always more luxury and bmw was more sporty. Today, it’s the same thing.
    Point: Audi, Lexus, Infinity etc are all owned by non executive carmakers (VW, Toyota, Nissan).
    Audi do whatever VW wants. While BMW do what they want because they are independent.
    anyway BMW and Merc are one example of executeve cars and Audi, Lexus etc. are other example.
    (ps. merc is owned by daimler but they make their own engines, platforms, gearbox etc.)
    also, bmw did 560hp because of handling etc. for example, old E60 V10 M5 – one tuning company made +700 hp model while V10 was still naturally aspirated.

    on the subject.
    this sound is good but not for M5. old NA m5 sound was EPIC!!!

  • Mateo

    why this guy compares panamera and M5??
    Panamera is luxury 4 door 4 seat coupe, while M5 is family saloon.
    for the same money as M5 you get 300 hp panamera! It’s simply not the same class!
    it’s like compare RS3 and 1M Coupe, RS3 is hatchback and 1M is coupe – i don’t know why everyone compares them!

    • Babken Hakobyan

      They are both 4-door sedans, asshole, that’s why. And don’t bring in the typical bmw looser excuse. Panamera isn’t a Coupe, you ignorant fool.

      • wazon

        Is M5 the same class as Alston Martin Rapid, becuase both have four doors? Man, you really need to reconsider your conditions under which two cars are in the same class, because those at work for you are simply wrong.

        BTW, where have you been since 2004? There are 4 doors coupes, since MB CLS was launched and Panamera – unlike M5 – is one of them. Like it or not. 

        • Mateo

          ah, forget about this babken guy. He’s hopeless in automotive world. He just doesn’t get facts. And can I say, Merc CLS (both 1st and current) is fantastic car, i don’t like merc but CLS and SLS are AMAZING!!!

          btw. as for the audi R8, it’s lambo with few tweaks.

          one more thing, it’s funny how audi waits for VW to make platform for VW Golf 7 so the can make MkII A3 while BMW make their own F20 platform for new 1 series.

      • Mike

        So i suppose the BMW M5 is the same class as a toyota camry eeehh? yep your a troll.

        lets not feed the troll

        • Babken

          No. The Camry is not even a mediocre car. Though as far as performance matters, I’m afraid that even the Camry will kick your for-gays-only f10.

          • Mike

            Yep your a troll. a camry beats an M5???!!!???. your a effing idiot.

            *****dont feed the troll******

          • Babken

            No, idiot. The Camry beats the for-gays-only f10 5 series.

          • Mike

            And now the world knows your an effing idiot. good show.

          • Babken

            Now the world has finally understood that all bmw can do is to cheat its customers by selling them a fat ass truck called 5 series which isn’t the best at anything. And also the world knows that I kicked your ass just like the A6 regularly kicks you for-gays-only 5 series pathetic ass.

  • Luke P.

    Ahhh – the beauty of capitalism – arguing about how to spend 60K+ on hunks of metal on 4 wheels!  Wonderful!  
     
    Babken – I agree – Porsche rocks!  If I had this kind of cash – yes Porsche it is – No way a Panamera or a Cayenne – I mean come on a four door/SUV/Sedan Porsche?  Give me a break – sacrilage for the marque! 
     
    Audi – NO WAY NO HOW!   Why would anyone pay a 15K premium on a VW?   Buy a VW and save your money – same exact cars – I would know – I have a 2006 VW Passat – and I am tired of looking at all of those 4 Audi circles in every part of my engine bay and other parts on my car!!
     
    BMW is not a Luxury Brand, not a Sports Car Brand, and not a cheapo everyday car brand – it is an ENGINEERING BRAND  – it is not out to be the next Government Motors of the world like VW is trying to be.  You buy a BMW because you Know you are getting an ENGINEERED car, that does everything really well. 
     
    I was a die hard VW/Porsche fan, until I saw the 2012 VW Passat being built in in TN!  Then I saw Porsche’s riducoulos advertising campaign of “Porsche Everyday” – a 911 and Cayman being used as School bus and Pick up truck? 
     
    What stopped me from buying a Bimmer 3 Series in 2006 was the lack of a 4 cylinder option – I knew we would see gas prices soaring down the line – in 2013 when BMW introduces their version of the 2.0T on their line up – I will be the first in line to get one!  VW can continue making Jetta’s in Mexico, Passats in TN, and Golfs in Brazil and badging them with Audi circles if they want – I want the ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE – engineered and Built in Germany!  No X5, Z4, or X6 for me – the bench mark of sedans – the 3 Series baby!

  • Bigk

    This and the 1M are my favourite BMWs right now.  Fantastic job – sounds great and looks the part.  Perfect for picking up my clients and also getting that fun when I need it.  Thats one thing I miss about my M5 it was a wolf in sheeps clothing and nobody could tell I was driving a monster.  

  • Anonymous

    yes the e60 M5 sounds a lot better. i work for http://www.oemcargps.com   i know something about the e60 M5 gps

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