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Old 4th October 2012, 01:03   #106
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M cars don't run on run flats. They have regular tubeless Pilot Sport 2 / Pilot Super Sport tyres and the ride is actually very good. Better than non-M cars if your M has Electronic Damper Control.
I knew that. My question was for BMWs in general. Even the Cooper S runs on run-flats and honestly, the ride is so bad you just want to get out of it and into a Merc.

On a related note, how would you compare the ride-quality in the new M5 and the old M3? New BMWs have softer suspension settings going by several reviews.
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The F10 M5 rides quite a bit better than the E92 M3, as you'd expect; it's a much larger car and is a super saloon rather than a sports coupe.

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While we are in the topic of wraps, here is a mate's Matte Red wrapped F10 5er. Done at Bangalore, costed 35k.

The finish, I say, is pretty darn good. Evident from the second pic.
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Here are some interesting bits on an Mumbai ///M5! Managed to forget clicking the finished look
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The ride in the M5 was certainly better than the old 525 he had.My friend already had a four year old 525d & it had run flat tyres, that car was also mostly used for intercity travels & he didn't face any problem.But since the M5 runs on normal tyres & not having a spare could be problem.
My friend is so smitten by the M5 that he doesn't want to test drive the S4 for the moment. One more thing holding up now is his dad, who by the way is quite a car nut himself not only of keeping them prim & proper, but also doing big kilometers i.e almost 40K + per annum.He has told him to buy whatever car he wishes, but don't expect him to use the M5 as an occasional car. So you can expect him to use the M5 for 15k at least per annum!! So looking a the running cost + the time it might take in the workshop for solving problems he'll certainly be getting in to trouble & the lack of spare tyre could be a spanner in the works:(
Guess to own a performance car is a bummer in India or at least we need to change our mentality to when it comes to owning such cars.
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Here are some interesting bits on an Mumbai ///M5! Managed to forget clicking the finished look
That car also has a Vorsteiner kit and has (claimed) 640BHP
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Mav: What happens to the warranty of these cars since they are modded?
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That car also has a Vorsteiner kit and has (claimed) 640BHP
You mean the wheels boosted the power to 640bhp?

Jokes apart its a G-Power kit. The wheels are Vorsteiner.
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Interesting how some people buy the car & immediately modify (kits, power chips, wheels etc )

Should have kept it original for at least some time IMO
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Interesting how some people buy the car & immediately modify (kits, power chips, wheels etc )

Should have kept it original for at least some time IMO

If my guess about who the owner is ,is correct then he'd even modded his previous gen e60 M5 to crazy power levels IIRC.
Besides he has a stock Aventador (and a lot lot more) to play around with already maybe thats why an only 560hp stock M5 might not be enough to satisfy him
Sounds crazy i know but some people are like that.
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You mean the wheels boosted the power to 640bhp?

Jokes apart its a G-Power kit. The wheels are Vorsteiner.

my bad - confused both of them...


And indeed, this M5 belongs to the same guy who had the previous generation M5 which he wrapped in Matte Black and now this in Matte Grey.

Also has a Nero Nemesis Aventador
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If my guess about who the owner is ,is correct then he'd even modded his previous gen e60 M5 to crazy power levels IIRC.
Besides he has a stock Aventador (and a lot lot more) to play around with already maybe thats why an only 560hp stock M5 might not be enough to satisfy him
Sounds crazy i know but some people are like that.
Well lets hope the brake & suspension upgrades are on the way to harmonize this beast
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