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      01-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #27

Drives: E92 ///M3 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: B-roads

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Originally Posted by buildbright View Post
Not a Panamera fan looks awful, looks like a porsche station wagon.

Yes in that Car and Driver article it loses but then it wins in this one. The 2013 Lightning Lap and if you read the article in the mag which I have all they talk about is how bad the S6 drives and how good the M5 is. Thats why I dont trust magazines but I have driven the M5 on the track and can say its not M3 steering but its damn good.

Ferrari 458 - 2.49.9
Lexus LFA - 2.55.1
Chevy Camaro ZL1 - 2.57.5
Merc C63 Black Series - 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S - 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 - 3.00.6
Panamera Turbo S - 3.00.7
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE - 3.01.5
Jaguar XKR-S - 3.02.1
Porsche Boxster S - 3.04.2
Audi RS5 - 3.04.3
BMW M6 - 3.04.7
BMW M5 - 3.05.2
* BMW M3 (E92) - 3.05.4 (from last year's competition, for reference)
* BMW 1M Coupe - 3:06.6 (from last year's competition, for reference)
Audi S6 - 3.09.8
BMW 335i sedan - 3.13.2
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R - 3.13.9
Dodge Charger Pursuit - 3.17.8
Subaru BRZ - 3.18.6
Ford Focus St - 3.21.4
Chevy Caprice PPV - 3.23.0
Fiat 500 Abarth - 3.27.3
Added Panamera Turbo S for reference. I love that car. Handles and performs like most supercars (and has better fit/finish/quality) and easily hands the M5 a bad beating. 5 seconds on a 3 minute lap is a few lifetimes.

I just think BMW dropped the ball on creating a car that was better to drive than the e60 m5. Its better looking, though very mundane and faster but doesnt evoke emotion IMO.