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View Poll Results: BMW M5 (F10)
Sub Zero 1 2.63%
Cool 15 39.47%
Uncool 17 44.74%
Seriously Uncool 5 13.16%
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This is the first turbocharged M5. Is it cool?
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I like M5s but my favourite is an E61 M5 Touring. Cool for me.
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thing is...

if i jumped into it, i wouldn't know

a) how to start it
b) how to engage a gear
c) how to get going
d) how to get cool air to my chops
e) where to find the hazards

i want cars to be earthy, just as the M5's predecessors were. I don't want baffling electronics doing the job of perfectly obvious mechanics.

in fact, i took a look inside this M5, and i didn't know how to even start it.

there's way too much cra5 in new cars...and a few years from now, it's coming to bite you in the butt, when the kit goes wrong...

2012 M5 v 1988 M3 - which do you want to drive? Which is earthier, more tantalising? Which can you jump into and just go? Why do we need i-comand to set the heating/suspension/headlight beam/gearbox behaviour? What is so wrong a stick shift, a quick rack steering and three rotary dials for the heating?

No, no, no - the 2012 M5 is a gash too far. There's nothing about this car that whets your car tingles. And that it looks like a graceless pig's anus, is secondary.

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There's nothing cool about having fake engine sounds played to you through the speakers. It doesn't touch the E39 or E34 for me.
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thing is...

if i jumped into it, i wouldn't know

a) how to start it
b) how to engage a gear
c) how to get going
d) how to get cool air to my chops
e) where to find the hazards

i want cars to be earthy, just as the M5's predecessors were. I don't want baffling electronics doing the job of perfectly obvious mechanics.

in fact, i took a look inside this M5, and i didn't know how to even start it.

there's way too much cra5 in new cars...and a few years from now, it's coming to bite you in the butt, when the kit goes wrong...

2012 M5 v 1988 M3 - which do you want to drive? Which is earthier, more tantalising? Which can you jump into and just go? Why do we need i-comand to set the heating/suspension/headlight beam/gearbox behaviour? What is so wrong a stick shift, a quick rack steering and three rotary dials for the heating?

No, no, no - the 2012 M5 is a gash too far. There's nothing about this car that whets your car tingles. And that it looks like a graceless pig's anus, is secondary.
After reading that, I have the feeling you don't like this car very much...
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There's nothing cool about having fake engine sounds played to you through the speakers. It doesn't touch the E39 or E34 for me.
What do you mean by that??
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Scudetto means this:
BMW's New M5 Will Play Engine Sounds Through Its Car Stereo | Geeky Gadgets
They basically play pre-recorded engine sounds through the stereo.
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Wow, it is pre-recorded sounds. I thought it was a mic in the exhaust, but no. So if your car's misfiring, it still sounds awesome through the stereo. =|
Even without that feature though, look at the car. Do cool people drive those? No, jerks do.
"My car's got i-Drive so it can memorise seventeen different angles for the sun visor, which is motorised. It synchs with your iphone and downloads weather data, global positioning information and time updates, and it uses these to determine the optimum angle of deployment. Has yours got that? Also, in the M5, the sun visor's carbon fibre to save weight and lower the car's centre of gravity."
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Too much technology. Not cool.
What he said.
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Not for me. Fast, undoubtedly a very effective car, but not cool.
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some stuff.
a) how to start it - the big button that says START/STOP on it next to the steering wheel might help
b) how to engage a gear - put you foot on the brake and engage D (drive) pretty much like every other automatic on the market
c) how to get going - put your foot on the accelerator pedal, I'm sure it has one
d) how to get cool air to my chops - Use the climate control, no different to any other modern car
e) where to find the hazards - right in the middle of the dashboard between the air vents

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Personally, it's a family car with a big engine, so a bit meh! When the wife starts popping out sprogs and my priorities change my opinion of the car may also.

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I do like them, not so sure about having engine sounds through the stereo, that should be reserved for milk floats.
Modern BMW so it really is a bit uncool.
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looks cumbersome. Uncool.
I agree with the earthy comments above.
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I can make a case for earlier M5s being cool because they were real sleepers, very quick but barely distinguishable from a 518i.

Later ones with the proliferation of M badges, four exhausts and more technology than NASA don't really float my boat.

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I can make a case for earlier M5s being cool because they were real sleepers, very quick but barely distinguishable from a 518i.
Yeah, that was a defining feature of the M5. I think the E39 was the last one that you might not have looked twice at. The E60 looked like it had been driven through a branch of Claire's Accessories.

Can't really blame BMW for following the market though - people used to be a bit more discreet about having money, now they want everyone to know how much they've spent on their car. Witness the amount of jewellery on modern Range Rovers.
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Everything about this car should make it cool; M badge, carbon in all sorts of places, gadgets galore...
Therefore = Uncool
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I'm with Scud on this one!

The more advanced features you stick in a car the more expensive it is to fix it.
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