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Old 10th January 2006, 17:20   #16
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I heard there was a huge party in Amby Valley for new years eve which had some really snazzy cars out there. This might have packed up post celebrations
The car was returning from Mahabaleshwar post Mr Aaamir Khans celebrations..
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Old 10th January 2006, 23:20   #17
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Have the latest bmw M5 in my town too. Friend of my bro's just bought it+he got customisation done!! wonder if it needed any anyways. But its one hell of a car...
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hey beeman...how about some pics of the beast ?? what customisation did he do.
just tell him about tbhp so he can post the pics himself.


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Just an update: I have finally covered the 2000km required for break-in and have completed the first service. I must say I have gone a few times over the 5500rpm limit before break-in but I guess thats fine.
All I can say, is that the car really picks up after 5500rpm. This is due to the torque coming in at the higher end and that feeling and sound is just awesome. This car is easily good for 250-280 without a doubt on the expressway with a good clearing. My only gripe right now is the measly 70 litre tank and mixed with the 97oct fuel I put in, I find it hard to think of taking it to Lonavla or even Panvel without getting scared of the need to refuel.
Some bad news: the car has been scratched twice now but thats the cost of living in Bombay I guess :P
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Hey Guess thats a neat review of your M5, have a great time with the beast.
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My only gripe right now is the measly 70 litre tank and mixed with the 97oct fuel I put in, I find it hard to think of taking it to Lonavla or even Panvel without getting scared of the need to refuel.

How about investing in some kinda fuel storage tank that can be kept in your trunk ? I'm sure there must be some safe options out there? (kinda like a jerry can but designed to be safer)...

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Old 12th February 2006, 21:49   #22
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Awesome review Guess

I love the M5 actually but my choice would have been the CLS55, but M5 is way cool..

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nice review ...see now my problem is i dont know wether to wait for the 2007 Skyline GTR or shall i just pick up an M5 ???they are both close my heart..

take good care of her ..
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GTR all the way..no doubt about it..I am waiting for one as well..GTR and Z06..nothing else matters (atleast for now )
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Just an update: I have finally covered the 2000km required for break-in and have completed the first service. I must say I have gone a few times over the 5500rpm limit before break-in but I guess thats fine.
All I can say, is that the car really picks up after 5500rpm. This is due to the torque coming in at the higher end and that feeling and sound is just awesome. This car is easily good for 250-280 without a doubt on the expressway with a good clearing.
you should have forgotten about break in..drive it like you stole it..I have had many people who drive really exotic cars( read more prone to issues ) and they drive their cars like they stole it..one guy took his F430 to the track the next day he bought it..to break it in completely

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My only gripe right now is the measly 70 litre tank and mixed with the 97oct fuel I put in, I find it hard to think of taking it to Lonavla or even Panvel without getting scared of the need to refuel.
Some bad news: the car has been scratched twice now but thats the cost of living in Bombay I guess :P
What avg are you getting?? about 5ish in city and 7ish-8ish on highway i believe...if thats the case you should be ok right?

But this scratching business is a pain..why don tyou get the some prone areas of the car covered with 3M protective film, that would really save you a ton of heart ache..

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What avg are you getting?? about 5ish in city and 7ish-8ish on highway i believe...if thats the case you should be ok right?
If its 7kpl on the highway, with a 70 litre tank, the range would workout to almost 500 kms. Why should he be worried,then??

The M5 must be a real guzzler. 4-5 kpl, my guess
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If its 7kpl on the highway, with a 70 litre tank, the range would workout to almost 500 kms. Why should he be worried,then??

The M5 must be a real guzzler. 4-5 kpl, my guess
BZZZZZZZZZZZ -
Close, but no cigar. The car display is showing 2.9-3.1 kmpl constantly. I'm getting about 150-180km on a 3/4th tank of fuel. I know I'm being anal retentive, but the manual says to fill up once the reserve light shows up (which comes on 3/4th!!!!!) or the engine gets damaged.
I calculated and according to 180km for 52.5l of fuel, I get about 3.4 avg which is pretty ok but I'm overestimating it. And according to those calculations, I will only be able to reach Lonavla and the fuel will run out once I reach there.
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Awesome review Guess

I love the M5 actually but my choice would have been the CLS55, but M5 is way cool..



GTR all the way..no doubt about it..I am waiting for one as well..GTR and Z06..nothing else matters (atleast for now )
The CLS is a great choice and probably wouldve been my first choice too if I hadn't already driven an AMG for some time earlier. IMHO if you've driven one AMG you've driven them all. I just wanted something different from the usual palate of MB cars. If I was going for a "regular" car then I wouldve chosen the CLS over the 550 or 650.
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hey guess

nice review ...see now my problem is i dont know wether to wait for the 2007 Skyline GTR or shall i just pick up an M5 ???they are both close my heart..

take good care of her ..
cheers
turbo_lover - Go for a Porsche Carrera S if nothing else. You can never go wrong with that car. If you don't mind the bland (IMO) looks then the Porsche is THE best drive EVER. I've driven the car and it is just MIND-BLOWING!!! I wouldve chosen the Carrera but I just cant get over the looks. For me, I'm not a fan of outright speed but more for elegance along with brute power eg. AMG or M.
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Guess I hear ya about the driving one AMG is like driving all, so good choice, which AMG did you have before this?

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GTR all the way..no doubt about it..I am waiting for one as well..GTR and Z06..nothing else matters (atleast for now )
And Turbo did I tell you? GTR's driving dynamics would be designed by Lotus now which company is better at doing that than lotus..GTR is going to be killer and different...I cant wait for it..

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Guess I hear ya about the driving one AMG is like driving all, so good choice, which AMG did you have before this?



And Turbo did I tell you? GTR's driving dynamics would be designed by Lotus now which company is better at doing that than lotus..GTR is going to be killer and different...I cant wait for it..
I did not own one as such, but did drive an SL55 extensively for some time.
About the Clear 3M film, the car wasn't scratched as such but was banged by a cabbie on the drivers side door and passenger door. Luckily wasn't a very bad hit and theres just body damage.
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Sorry to hear about your scratches but I guess that's to be expected in Mumbai.

I agree that the fuel tank/range is way too little for a car like this. When I did the Memorial Run back in 2003, we had some guys take part in an E34 M5 from Estonia and have a look at what they did (not recomended!!):

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