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Offline andecorp

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Yep, experience from past owners of them have said that the SMG gearbox was its only downfall. Very clunky around town, but the engine was pure F1.
DSG/SMG - meh :p
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Offline JBO


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It was offered with a manual in the US market if I am not mistaken. Would a conversion be possible?
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IMHO the E60 M5 was a fantastic car for its time - a comfortable saloon that can blitz 0 - 100 in 4.5sec. Sure people complained of the SMG but for its time it was still amazing.

Now 10-years on and at a price of $45k, this is an unbeatable opportunity to get into a classy German built car with that V10 engine! As others have said, it may well become a classic in its own right!  Not too much out there for this price range that compares IMO.



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IMHO the E60 M5 was a fantastic car for its time - a comfortable saloon that can blitz 0 - 100 in 4.5sec. Sure people complained of the SMG but for its time it was still amazing.

Now 10-years on and at a price of $45k, this is an unbeatable opportunity to get into a classy German built car with that V10 engine! As others have said, it may well become a classic in its own right!  Not too much out there for this price range that compares IMO.
if you can afford to run one as a 10 year old car .....buy it someone just for the V10



Offline anotherforumuser

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So the V10 has built up a good reputation now? I remember looking at buying an 850, I still love the look of them but the engine had such a bad reputation it put me off buying one.



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So the V10 has built up a good reputation now? I remember looking at buying an 850, I still love the look of them but the engine had such a bad reputation it put me off buying one.
I think the V10 is in a totally different league to the V12  :)



Offline robertb

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I think the V10 is in a totally different league to the V12  :)
How much of the current BMW V12 is of the original design .

I remember at the time when it cam out it was regarded as old hate even in the late 1980s?

I'm surprised if it still runs the same heads why RR and others would use such an old engine.



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