2000 BMW M5 V8 from North America
Greatest sport sedan on the road today...period
The only issue were the Mass Air Flow Meters which were replaced.
This vehicle set the benchmark for the sports sedan category.
It is extremely powerful and rather nimble for a 2 ton vehicle.
Compared with similar vehicles..ie. E55 Benz & RS6 Audi it is more fun to drive due to the manual transmission.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2005
26th Jan 2009, 02:42
If we can look past the idea that to be a man, you must drive a manual, you'll find that the E55 is in fact dynamically a better car in every way.
3rd Aug 2009, 15:46
This statement is just wrong. First of all - YES, if you're a man - you should drive manual. Second - E55 is a car that you can fall asleep in while driving...
23rd Mar 2011, 07:18
I agree, why spend all that money on a lazy transmission?
If you buy an Audi, get a RS4, simple, don't even go in a Mercedes showroom, drive past to BMW.
The M5 is a true driver's car, and the E39 M5 is the best M5 made.. proven. If you buy one, a little money invested in an aftermarket clutch, a flywheel, remap, decat exhausts, x pipe resonator delete, and twin induction kits, and this car is unstoppable then. Anyone can buy an Evo or a Subaru, and you buy a Ferrari for the sound and to flash you have money.
An M5 is for someone who likes p****** off 911 owners and needs practicality, and also likes to drive very fast indeed.
A fast car is a fast car, compare them yes, but you have to base them symmetrically. For example.. The 911 turbo and an M5 are completely different cars. I'd like to see the Porsche go camping and take the family and stop off at the Nurburgring on the way :)
Whatever fast car you choose is your preference, no car's really better than another, they're just different flavours.
30th Dec 2011, 12:40
Wrong. The E55 is NOT, in any way, better than the M5.