Never Forget the Brilliant BMW M5 E60 V10 [Video]
The E60 was the last ‘proper’ M5, for the true purists who wanted a proper, naturally-aspirated ‘M car’. Owners complained about its gearbox which did not understand city driving or the fact that it had too many options and sub-menus which were useless, as two modes for everything would have been enough: M Performance Mode and Comfort Mode, with nothing in between.
The car handled brilliantly, it was comfortable, spacious and practical (not that the new car isn’t, but what it gains in turbocharging and fake engine noise, it lose in feeling) and it had the best engine ever fitted to a four-door saloon - ever. The fact of the matter is that the new M5’s new turbocharged engine is its weak link, as turbos muffle engine noise and ruin the experience, and the experience is what you buy such a car for, in the first place.
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So without further ado, the mighty E60 M5, driven as it shoud!