F90 M5 Competition

F90 M5 Competition

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garystoybox

579 posts

94 months

Friday 13th May
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Marty Funkhouser said:
To anyone who's driven the standard M5 and the competition - just how noticeable is the difference?
Quite a significant difference. The standard car is not to be overlooked as a comfortable daily; it really was very subtle and under the radar. Feel the Comp has more presence visually (sits lower and to my eyes beautiful wheels). Much better turn in with the camber settings and tied down. Feels 10-20% stiffer imo. Power wise you’ll not notice any difference.
Enjoyed mine for the last 30 months; only managed 14k due to the lockdowns and being replaced next month with incoming Taycan CT. A wonderful daily; just wished the M5’s sounded better (sounds much better to the passer by: very mute inside). Be interested what the dealer offers me; don’t know if can be bothered with the hassle of selling private…..

Ted_Striker

11 posts

1 month

Saturday 14th May
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This might belong in another forum but does anyone know what the deal is with Michelin PS4S? I have a rear flat and cannot find a 4S anywhere (285/35/20R). Michelin recommended it on their site but no one seems to stock it. Best I can find is a Pilot Sport 3 but I really want identical rubber all round.

interstellar

2,530 posts

123 months

Saturday 14th May
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I think it’s global supply problems that means ps4s are scarce.

Have you tried on the f90 Facebook group?

Ted_Striker

11 posts

1 month

Saturday 14th May
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Thanks - will take a look. ATS couldn’t even give me a date on one frown

JMBMWM5

2,010 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th May
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Ted_Striker said:
Thanks - will take a look. ATS couldn’t even give me a date on one frown
Others are finding the same, no stock.

SmithCorona

168 posts

6 months

Saturday 14th May
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Is this not because the 5's are now out?

Marty Funkhouser

5,336 posts

158 months

Yesterday (15:43)
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Think I have found the M5 for - non competition but its plenty fast enough for me.

A question:

Does running them on standard 95 RON as opposed to the ultra/ultimate higher RON fuels make any difference?

JMBMWM5

2,010 posts

175 months

Yesterday (16:33)
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Marty Funkhouser said:
Think I have found the M5 for - non competition but its plenty fast enough for me.

A question:

Does running them on standard 95 RON as opposed to the ultra/ultimate higher RON fuels make any difference?
Yep car drops about 40BHP.
every day driving at speed limits you will not really notice it. Booting it you will.
I always use Sainsbury 97 or TESCO 99, never ever had a problem, avoid SHELL it makes no more power and costs the earth.

interstellar

2,530 posts

123 months

Yesterday (18:03)
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I full tanked mine on standard unleaded unintentionally last month.

I noticed no difference at all under normal driving condition as the previous poster said but as a rule I use super all the time.

Welshbeef

48,531 posts

175 months

Yesterday (18:56)
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Ted_Striker said:
This might belong in another forum but does anyone know what the deal is with Michelin PS4S? I have a rear flat and cannot find a 4S anywhere (285/35/20R). Michelin recommended it on their site but no one seems to stock it. Best I can find is a Pilot Sport 3 but I really want identical rubber all round.
This is a real worry - in some ways if you run a set of tyres out in two years you may as well get a back order in now and who knows they may appear in due course. If you sell the car and not used the tyres then that’s a nice upside to sell on at cost to the new owner.

Marty Funkhouser

5,336 posts

158 months

Yesterday (19:47)
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Yokohama or Hankook tyres aren't good enough?

Technoholic

437 posts

43 months

Yesterday (22:06)
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Hey guys

Got this arriving on Friday, pre lci but the latest model with the new dash and idrive 7. Silverstone/black interior. Spent ages looking for the colour combo with the spec I wanted, didn’t get B&W but in the end it had everything else I wanted and the HK was good enough.

Booked in for MSS springs with Evolve for the perfect balance of handling and comfort, seem highly recommended on the pre lci comp. Can’t wait!