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      11-28-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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If the e60 M5 had M-DCT...

Would you still be in an M3? I know I sure as hell would either be in a M5 or in an M5 and an M3 I love my M3 but I had my heart set on the M5 because the glorious s85, ability to fit 4 adults in comfort, and huge trunk. Just couldn't live with the smg for 405 traffic and I don't buy weekend cars. Nowadays everytime I see an M5 I always think "if only...". BMW royally fudged what could've been the G.O.A.T. bimmer.
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      11-28-2011, 04:54 AM   #2
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No, not a chance. The M5 is too heavy for my liking compared to an M3.
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      11-28-2011, 06:33 AM   #3
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Grass isn't always greener....this from an e60 M5 owner who misses the nimbleness and performance of a M3.

Love the M5 too.

But yeah, it would be nice if the e60 M5 had DCT due to reliability issues with SMG.
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      11-28-2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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Yeah the M3 is just much more nimble. What I would actually think would be idea is an M3 with an M5 engine and a few more inches of leg room.
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      11-28-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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Even with the SMG I very often see them and wonder if I made the wrong decision. When I bought my m3 I really wanted something new and with lots of warranty left. I was not kean on a used M car even though I know the deals were awesome. I know its my own OCD but either way it was weighing heavily to want a new car. I also really only wanted silverstone and although you could find one, it was tough to meet all criteria.

With that said, I saw one at the dealer the other week and it still sparkles in my eye. I have driven one a handful of times and the pulling power at freeways speeds is worth the price of admission and is probably one of the two biggest things I think the m5 really kills the m3 in-engine sound of gloriosu s85 and freeway pulling power.

Low speed city driving the m3 takes the cake but once you hit 60mph and you want to pull like a freight train, there is just no comparison to how the m5 pulls against the quite meager m3 in comparison.

I would like to get a pristine used one in the relatively near future to add to my cars as a weekend car. Always thought the e60m5 was truly the closest thing to the sound and engine feel of an F1 car which we all only dream about!
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      11-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #6
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not for me...the v10 didn't float my boat, nor did the terrible gas mileage combined with too small trunk..plus i never warmed to the exterior looks at all...i kept my e39 m5 for 9 years until i bought the e92 m3...the dct is great, but it would not fix all of the things that kept me out of an e60.
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Yeah the M3 is just much more nimble. What I would actually think would be idea is an M3 with an M5 engine.
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