Bye Bye F10

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    I was travelling home yesterday evening in the busy Friday night traffic. In front, was a dark grey 2017 BMW M5. I could sense that the driver was somewhat frustrated as he was right up the bumper of the car in front. When a short gap appeared in the oncoming traffic, he took his chance and floored it, passing the two cars in front, before having to dive back into the continuous stream of traffic. That was the only chance he got to use the blistering performance of his M5. So, as you say, all rather POINTLESS. :rolleyes:

    I would relish owning a performance car like an M3 or an M5, but I think the frustration of not being able to use it, would drive me scatty. o_O
     
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    I live in the sticks and it is possible to use the performance without breaking the speed limit. Tomorrow I'll be going to a client meeting driving up A303, A34, M3 on a Monday morning. Any old box on wheels would do fine for that.
     
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    It's not just being able to use the performance. It's everything that goes with it. My M5 is as good to drive in traffic as it is out of it. It's the whole package.

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    Do you mean NOT possible?
     
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    No. Steep gradients, crawler lanes, fast, medium and slow bend, short straights. And some camber and surface changes that can turn nasty on you if you don't know they're coming. You need something with the full tool kit. You can lurch over and wash wide, or find a ditch without getting anywhere near the posted limit. Or you can drive something with limits that are well beyond yours. Providing the conditions and visibility allow you to push on. At this time of year I spend many miles behind tractors and caravans. Where NOT applies. But that's OK. People got to work and the local tourist industry needs the cash flow. I know a few lesser traveled roads.... :)
     
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    I regularly drive 70 miles on such roads and great as the M5 is I recently did it in a hired Mini Cooper which was just as much fun (y)
     
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    Oh yes. Huge fun those Minis. Great for larking about up one side of a Mendip and down the other. Unfortunately I had to do Bath to Hammersmith and back in a day in a Mini loaner. My back took a week to forget that trip. Funny thing about the X6 - it's more soft and refined on its suspension than the bog X5 which sits on the drive next to it. It's not at all hard or choppy. That'll be the magnetic dampers and active roll bars. Road noise is bad though. If I could change one thing it would be that.
     
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    Another Bye Bye F10 here... those M5's are certainly HOT stuff :eek:... watch from 2:50

     
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    Sees the fire and speeds off, trying to find the nearest swimming pool perhaps?
     
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    or possibly stolen and the owner had fitted his own 'fire' immobiliser :D
     
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    what happened to it? seems like the fire just keeps going even after they try put it out.....
     
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    May have been a fuel leak?
     
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    Just got home, pick up the new car tomorrow, then off to Lake District for a few days , so hopefully will get a few pictures and first impressions up over weekend
     
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    Have fun. I'll be interested to hear your account. Well, read it.
     
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