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Old 21st February 2012, 02:05   #46
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So back to my question - How does the new M5 make you feel? especially when you compare it to the (wonderland trans-ponding) m3 in your garage? How much special (or more special) does the car make you feel?
The M5 belongs to a friend, the M3 is mine. Personally, I prefer the M3 but then I prefer smaller cars. My friend loves bigger cars, so the M5 is clearly his preference. They are both great cars and both make you feel great EVERY time you drive them. Which you prefer is purely personal preference.

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i have some interesting questions.

1) do people sometimes get fooled into thinking its just a 5 series? auto enthusiast can spot it from miles away but have u had such experience?

2) which one sounds better man!! i think people would really like to know!

3) did you feel the difference in fuel efficiency at all. not that it matters. just bmw claims that new M5 is 30% fuel efficent.and new M5 has 10 liter bigger fuel tank.

4) how much tax n stuff did you have to pay??

i heard the new M5 if unlocked (155 mph limit) can go beyond 200mph. wow!!
1. To a layman an M car is just a BMW. I have overheard two drivers discussing my M3 while I was gassing up once. Driver 1: "Yeh kya gaadi hai?" Driver 2: "Arre yeh toh BMW hai! Made in India!"

2. Both cars have fairly quiet stock exhaust systems, but the M3's is slightly louder and the M5 is more insulated inside.

3. There is NO QUESTION about whether the new M5 is more fuel efficient than the old one, it is VERY MUCH more fuel efficient! 500 Kms + range is easily doable with the new car.

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PS: you have a nice garage for the M3
Thanks!

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Just wondering, what was the OTR? (is it MH registered?)
Approx. 1.3 on road. It is MH registered.
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Old 24th February 2012, 14:19   #47
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M3 is 1.3 or the M5? onroad. i am bit confused! also what others option are available in this range. i am sure u can buy an standard 911 for 1 crores right? (i looked at porsche website lol ) i have no clue otherwise. taxes must be bummer too

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1. To a layman an M car is just a BMW. I have overheard two drivers discussing my M3 while I was gassing up once. Driver 1: "Yeh kya gaadi hai?" Driver 2: "Arre yeh toh BMW hai! Made in India!"
LOL! silly people, but you can't blame them too.but to me i would feel if someone is stabbing u when they say such things. but its funny thats why i ask u about this cause i knew this happens.

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3. There is NO QUESTION about whether the new M5 is more fuel efficient than the old one, it is VERY MUCH more fuel efficient! 500 Kms + range is easily doable with the new car.
wow 500 kms is good range, its the perfect gran tourer isnt it!


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Approx. 1.3 on road. It is MH registered.
wow taxes must be a killer cause ex-showroom price is 95-96 lacs for the M5 isn't.


lastly, drive hard but drive safe too!! i am sure u are very responsible, i can imagine that!

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M3 is 1.3 or the M5? onroad. i am bit confused! also what others option are available in this range. i am sure u can buy an standard 911 for 1 crores right? (i looked at porsche website lol ) i have no clue otherwise. taxes must be bummer too
M5 is around 1.3, M3 is around 1. The registration in MH alone is 18% of the showroom price. Octroi and insurance on top of that.
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M3 anyday, then id pick the M6, then the M5 BUT thats cause im not married and i like driving alone.
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Did get to see a F10 M5 recently on 24 Feb'12 at Sion-Panvel Highway. At first sight it felt to a normal F10 but only that M5 badge, quad or dual exhaust and the rims got my attention. The owner was driving the car very sedately, I mean it and never did I hear any rumble all along. At times I feel pity on such cars as the roads in India are not worth it for such cars.
As I was driving alone couldn't take much pics, so at Vashi toll naka when traffic slowed down took some snaps.

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The M5 belongs to a friend, the M3 is mine.
Approx. 1.3 on road. It is MH registered.
Is the above car your friends, number MH01 XX5400? You and your friend should bring their car in Mumbai meets, it surely would be amazing.

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Yup, same car. It now has blacked out rims and darker tinted windows.
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Reviving this thread with some pics of the the other ///M5 in Mumbai:
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Nice pics Mav ! That color just doesn't do it for me, I am hoping someone orders the Interlagos blue that most ///M models are advertised with. Any of those on order?
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Nice pics Mav ! That color just doesn't do it for me, I am hoping someone orders the Interlagos blue that most ///M models are advertised with. Any of those on order?
Yes indeed, there is one in the pipeline, expected in June.
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Default Re: An ///M-azing Republic Day...BMW F10 M5 Pics and early impressions

Now a few pics of the interiors and teasers of big brother identifying younger brother!
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Isn't the Space Grey //M3 insideman's car? Love the color on the //M5. :
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Isn't the Space Grey //M3 insideman's car? Love the color on the //M5. :
Yes it is insideman's ///M3.
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And now the pics of the two magnificent beasts together!
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The BBS wheels on the M3 looks amazing, Lovely Colour on the car too

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Nice shots! Is that M5 blue or grey? Looks different in different light!
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