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      06-12-2021, 08:58 PM   #49
ruderegime
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Drives: M3 Coupe E92
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Originally Posted by pbonsalb View Post
Got to compromise or you'll be driving her car when you go somewhere together. My wife finds my 2018 M5 base to be acceptable. She would prefer a non-M 5 series and I would prefer a competition model.

One compromise might be a used Alpina 5 series, if you can find one. I think they took a 550i xdrive and modded it to 600 hp, kept the AWD, but tuned the handling and ride more to comfort than track.

M5 probably won't weigh a lot more than the forthcoming AWD M3, but it's definitely bigger. The M5 is a bit numb and without personality compared to the E9x M3. I don't know whether the M3 will split that difference. I skipped over it because I wanted bigger.
Awesome post thanks! Alpina 5 is definitely out of my budget, but a used F90 M5 is not. I had a E92 M3 a few years ago, and loved it, but not enough low end torque for me.
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