F90 M5 Competition

F90 M5 Competition

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naefeart

109 posts

140 months

Tuesday 12th April
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JMBMWM5 said:
…The later the car the better the ride quality…
Not necessarily true…

https://youtu.be/r0E1Nhl7a04

Sounds like the normal M5 maintains the balance, especially when you factor in cost.



JMBMWM5

2,010 posts

175 months

Wednesday 13th April
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naefeart said:
Not necessarily true…

https://youtu.be/r0E1Nhl7a04

Sounds like the normal M5 maintains the balance, especially when you factor in cost.
Well I had the 2018 "Normal" and then 2019, then what he is driving the 2020, and now the "updated car" the 2021/2022
and I can tel you "it's better all round", that guy has not driven the latest he likes those rock hard drives called Mercs.

Terminator X

11,967 posts

181 months

Wednesday 13th April
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JMBMWM5 said:
naefeart said:
Not necessarily true…

https://youtu.be/r0E1Nhl7a04

Sounds like the normal M5 maintains the balance, especially when you factor in cost.
Well I had the 2018 "Normal" and then 2019, then what he is driving the 2020, and now the "updated car" the 2021/2022
and I can tel you "it's better all round", that guy has not driven the latest he likes those rock hard drives called Mercs.
Do you not miss the noise of the 2019 model pre OPF / GPF / whatever?

TX.

interstellar

2,530 posts

123 months

Wednesday 13th April
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I don't. I have a 2019 69 plate with OPF, its plenty loud enough and on start up sounds lovely.

I don't want pops and bangs on the over run, I am 48.

JMBMWM5

2,010 posts

175 months

Wednesday 13th April
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Terminator X said:
Do you not miss the noise of the 2019 model pre OPF / GPF / whatever?

TX.
No mate the less noise and you fly under the radar. wink

Terminator X

11,967 posts

181 months

Wednesday 13th April
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interstellar said:
I don't. I have a 2019 69 plate with OPF, its plenty loud enough and on start up sounds lovely.

I don't want pops and bangs on the over run, I am 48.
Lol fair enough although before long and at this rate either EV or ICE will make no difference to the noise.

TX.

naefeart

109 posts

140 months

Wednesday 13th April
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JMBMWM5 said:
ell I had the 2018 "Normal" and then 2019, then what he is driving the 2020, and now the "updated car" the 2021/2022
and I can tel you "it's better all round", that guy has not driven the latest he likes those rock hard drives called Mercs.
Not trying to debate the improvements made over the life of the model, I was just suggesting it was unfair to discount the compliant everyday ride comfort offered by the standard car.

The guy in the video being used to the rock hard ride in the mercs, speaks volumes to me when he says the pre LCI Comp has a harsh ride. Each to there own, but people shouldn’t simply discount earlier cars without trying them, especially when cost is a factor.

JMBMWM5

2,010 posts

175 months

Wednesday 13th April
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naefeart said:
Not trying to debate the improvements made over the life of the model, I was just suggesting it was unfair to discount the compliant everyday ride comfort offered by the standard car.

The guy in the video being used to the rock hard ride in the mercs, speaks volumes to me when he says the pre LCI Comp has a harsh ride. Each to there own, but people shouldn’t simply discount earlier cars without trying them, especially when cost is a factor.
I have nothing but praise for the earlier models, they really are good, the latest is better.
If you want a great performance saloon the F90 fits the bill.

jm doc

2,000 posts

209 months

Thursday 14th April
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JMBMWM5 said:
naefeart said:
Not necessarily true…

https://youtu.be/r0E1Nhl7a04

Sounds like the normal M5 maintains the balance, especially when you factor in cost.
Well I had the 2018 "Normal" and then 2019, then what he is driving the 2020, and now the "updated car" the 2021/2022
and I can tel you "it's better all round", that guy has not driven the latest he likes those rock hard drives called Mercs.
Agree completely with this, I have had every M5 since the E39 including pre and post LCI F90's. The LCI F90 is the best M5 I have ever driven. I'm not sure why anyone asks about petrol consumption though. Just don't bother getting one.

SmithCorona

168 posts

6 months

Thursday 14th April
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naefeart said:
The guy in the video being used to the rock hard ride in the mercs, speaks volumes to me when he says the pre LCI Comp has a harsh ride. Each to there own, but people shouldn’t simply discount earlier cars without trying them, especially when cost is a factor.
Having had numerous AMG Mercs, and a pre LCI F90 Comp, the F90 Comp is more comfortable and compliant in about 90% of situations than any Merc AMG I have driven post c.2014.


Ted_Striker

11 posts

1 month

Thursday 28th April
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Had a few days in my 2019 M5 Comp and loving it. Much more comfortable than my M4 - only at slow speeds over really bumpy roads do I find the ride a bit crashy but I have quickly adapted to that. In all other situations it is a phenomenal car and a brilliant all-rounder.
Still haven’t found a way to start it up cold without waking the neighbours 😂


interstellar

2,530 posts

123 months

Thursday 28th April
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The only way to start cold and quiet is to start the car and put it in drive or reverse quickly and it quietens the start up somewhat.

If I leave early I do that then stop at the bottom of my road for a minute for it to warm up where there’s no houses.

Boosted_8

60 posts

14 months

Thursday 28th April
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Chazaxl said:
So, wildcard, M550i, anyone tried one?
Been driving one for just over a year.
It occupies the space between an M5 and an Alpina in my view.

Very rare only ever seen one other on the road. I expect this is a factor in their pricing. Its never been built in numbers on any cheap lease deals for example.


Welshbeef

48,531 posts

175 months

Thursday 28th April
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jm doc said:
Agree completely with this, I have had every M5 since the E39 including pre and post LCI F90's. The LCI F90 is the best M5 I have ever driven. I'm not sure why anyone asks about petrol consumption though. Just don't bother getting one.
If you could buy another M5 of what you’ve owned which would you buy again?

E39 M5?

Zanderman

Original Poster:

1,039 posts

189 months

Thursday 5th May
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What are peoples thoughts on buying outside the dealer network? I never have…….. I have seen a 21 plate car I really like but it’s at a random dealer that I haven’t heard of. The car looks immaculate and has only done 3500 miles and has over 2 years manufactures warranty so I am thinking it should be OK??

Thoughts?

SmithCorona

168 posts

6 months

Thursday 5th May
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Assuming that remaining BMW warranty isn't void by undeclared mods.

If it was a rare spec new model or an older car I would have no issues with an Indie but what's special about this one?

Zanderman

Original Poster:

1,039 posts

189 months

Thursday 5th May
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It’s the colour combo and spec, haven’t seen another one like it

interstellar

2,530 posts

123 months

Friday 6th May
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Add the link to the car and people will know the dealer and comment, only way this will work really.

Zanderman

Original Poster:

1,039 posts

189 months

Friday 6th May
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I am also a little worried about the potential to lose a ton of cash on this one as well as it’s priced quite high. Spec is huge and love the colour combo:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202212...

w8pmc

3,240 posts

215 months

Friday 6th May
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Zanderman said:
I am also a little worried about the potential to lose a ton of cash on this one as well as it’s priced quite high. Spec is huge and love the colour combo:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202202212...
Advert no longer availablefrown

Any other link to the car or is it now sold?

Keen to know the details as would be useful to baseline the value of minesmile