We did have one small problem, having reached unprecedented ground: when braking from high speed, stunningly deep for a second-gear turn, there was so much forward momentum on our body that if the road was bumpy our right foot was forced hard against the brake pedal, making things less smooth than desired. It has such solid grip that the car confidently shoots around corners, not merely away from them; you don't have to wait for the apex to floor it. Very often these cars are rebuilt and sold by deceptive sellers who fail to disclose or even try to hide the salvage information. Suffice to say: If you want onboard navigation in your roadgoing race car, you got navigation. The super wide 8-inch front, 9. Never had any maintenance issues. The navigation system has so many capabilities, explained in its own manual, that we didn't take the time to learn and critique the system; we spent every precious minute with this car driving it.
Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. The picture with the close up of the wheel was taken prior to upgraded brakes. You can hit the 6800-rpm rev limiter in a heartbeat in the lower gears, and it's easy to do so inadvertently because the engine never screams or sounds stressed in any way. Thick intake tubes flow from the big airbox on top of the engine, down and forward of the wheelwells. I have many better pictures coming. That wasn't easy, considering there is no spare at all; the size of the wheels and tires precludes one. An upshift at 6200 rpm is actually a short shift, and feels like it.
It feels so strong that you get the feeling the rev limiter is set slightly and conservatively low, and the specs would support this, as the engine makes its maximum 394 horsepower at 6600 rpm. And one of the most common forms of automotive fraud in the second hand car market relates to odometer manipulation. The list of civilized features is long: self-dimming mirrors inside and out the oval shape of the rearview mirror is curiously and neatly retro , headlight washers, sunroof, power sunshades at the rear and side windows, and an onboard navigation system that constantly computes latitude and longitude. You live in Jersey, you want an M5, you move out West to exercise it. The leather-wrapped steering wheel had the right feel, no surprise, while its hub contained stereo controls under the left thumb and cruise controls under the right-and there's no better or safer place for cruise control, because you can quickly exit with a simple twitch of your thumb.
It has been well maintained, no mechanical problems, and always garaged. Moreover, you can execute searches by location and by vehicle type. There's a cool dead pedal to plant your left foot against during hard cornering a necessary touch as we will see. There is slight wear on the driver's seat from getting in and out, but no other problems with the interior. Acceleration from 0 to 60 in 4.
Six thousand rpm in third gear is about 88 mph, and it's a measure of the control of this car that this is not an uncommon place to be, when you're driving for satisfaction on a desolate winding two-lane road, in a region of a western state with almost no population. It's a fun and personally powerful feeling: twitch out and hammer it, twitch in and back off the gas, done in seconds. The throttle blip during heel-and-toe downshifts was responsive, but we didn't find the pedals perfectly matching our feet and legs. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. More than 60% of all used cars imported from the U.
If the history of a car contains multiple mileage readings, our vehicle mileage check helps ensure buyers that no odometer rollbacks have occurred. The six-speed gearbox, a fortified version of that found in the 540i, shifts with tight precision, having a relatively short throw. Other important safety features include a reinforced passenger cage, and airbags galore: two-stage front airbags, side airbags for each door, and tube-like bags that drop from the headliner and prevent impact against the front windows. Look up the other , please use the search box. At 302 cubic inches, the engine is not huge; but 21st century technology draws a heavy punch from a small package, so think of this 5. Roadside Assistance comes free with the car, but the cellphone doesn't. The speed specs on the fastest production sedan on the planet? With a car like this, you tend to forget about the back seat-it is, after all, a seriously self-indulgent vehicle-but because it's a 540 Sedan before it's an M5, the back seat offers good room and comfort.
With such acceleration and quick, sure handling, the M5 passes on a two-lane like a motorcycle. Supreme Locksmith will come to your location, and will cut a new key from scratch right there. As a used car buyer you would like to be informed if the vehicles has been inspected regularly. Point and shoot is an expression that usually refers to a car that doesn't corner, but it rings true for the M5 because you can point it through a corner. Searches are carried out in real-time, and from the main page you can easily browse most car makes currently available.
Walkaround Almost all of the good stuff is in the M5, not on it, so you can't see it. I am the second owner of this car, which I bought in October 2004 when it had 7,800 miles on it. And it has been racking up raves like no high-performance sedan in history. . Mileage inconsistency, stolen entries or an excessive amount of previous owners are facts that change the value of your car significantly, whether you know about it or not. Self-leveling Xenon headlights offer state-of-the-art night visibility, and are accompanied by halogen foglights neatly tucked into the corners of small air dam openings under the headlights.