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      04-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by monsta View Post
wow those are great pics they compliment each other...I'm still in love with the E39 M5's....how do you compare the two as far as power goes? since they aren't too far from each other
I bought the M3 hoping it was just a modern E39 M5, and that's just about what it is. The M3 is still in break in so I haven't pushed it much and can't really say how they compare power-wise. Some things I can say however:

1. The longer wheelbase of the M5 makes it a slightly nicer highway cruiser
2. The M3's wheels exhibit less "jounce" over bumps than the M5, regardless of EDC setting
3. The M3 feels more tossable, but I'm not so sure there really is a big margin
4. The M3's steering is more precise, but the M5 seems to have better on center feel even though its ages old recirculating ball
5. The M5 has much silkier idle
6. The M3 has cools electronics that work well, the M5 has pet rocks with buttons

I've been interupted 5 times since I started to write this... more thoughts will percolate later!
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