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      12-21-2017, 06:48 PM   #23
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What about stuffing a S85 into an e39? Now, that would be the ultimate M5.
Yep it's gonna be the ultimate understeering machine.
Who needs 50/50 weight distribution anyways?
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E39. It changed the game forever.
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Yep it's gonna be the ultimate understeering machine.
Who needs 50/50 weight distribution anyways?
Contrary to what BMW marketing wants us to believe, 50/50 weight distribution is not ideal for handling...
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The least fav. Will be the E60. IMHO
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Contrary to what BMW marketing wants us to believe, 50/50 weight distribution is not ideal for handling...
True but a V10 in front of an E39 is moving in the wrong direction...

E34 M5 is king for me, one of the first BMWs I ever rode in and then later one of the first M cars I ever drove was an E34 M5 owned by a close friend and that car is just amazing.

E39 M5 is a close second.
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Yep it's gonna be the ultimate understeering machine.
Who needs 50/50 weight distribution anyways?
...when you can steer the rear-end with the throttle! Yeoooooh!
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I have total respect for the S85 in the E60, but could never warm up to it for DD use because if you are really having fun with in above 6K RPM, you are in "go to jail" territory, and below 5K RMP the lack of torque is noticeable. Still, the sheer gleeful insanity of shoving a V-10 into an M5 probably makes it #2 for me. But if I was going to buy a 2nd M5 it would the the E28 or E34.
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Yep it's gonna be the ultimate understeering machine.
Who needs 50/50 weight distribution anyways?
Contrary to what BMW marketing wants us to believe, 50/50 weight distribution is not ideal for handling...
But still better than 60/40 and kudos to BMW for making the effort of trying to get as much weight as possible off the front wheels

40/60 would be better, but not very realistic on a front engined sedan vehicle...
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I've driven an E24 M6 gray market with the same M88/3 286 hp engine as the E28 european version M5. That for me was magic. Also drove an E39 US spec M5 as a possible purchase and decided not to. Couldn't get past the steering which was recirculating ball and very disconnected feeling at least to me. If the E28 was anything close to the E24 I drove I'd take it in a heartbeat over the E39 or any of the others.

Interesting that the F80 M3 is larger in every dimension except height and heavier than the E28 M5. Will be interesting to see the final specs on the next iteration of the M3 to see if it exceeds size and weight of the E34.
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After knowing what E28 M5 owners did, E39 for me!
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My list has E39 at the top. I almost went to edit it because the E34 was an awesome six, but then all these guys want to swap lol
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I really enjoyed that video, thank you!

How to pick a favorite, jeez… I love the E34 because it has that timeless look, and I love the E60 because of that sick S85 engine 🤤

But, I think my favorite is the E39. That’s the one for me 😍
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True but a V10 in front of an E39 is moving in the wrong direction...

E34 M5 is king for me, one of the first BMWs I ever rode in and then later one of the first M cars I ever drove was an E34 M5 owned by a close friend and that car is just amazing.

E39 M5 is a close second.
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But still better than 60/40 and kudos to BMW for making the effort of trying to get as much weight as possible off the front wheels

40/60 would be better, but not very realistic on a front engined sedan vehicle...
Agreed, putting more weight up front is not putting the weight on the right axle

I just wanted to point out that 50:50 is BMW marketing fluff and has nothing to do with being "ideal".
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Thanks for posting. E39 was my all time favorite.
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The E39 is the apogee of the that line. All the M5's that have come after that have been might fine M7's.
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Yep it's gonna be the ultimate understeering machine.
Who needs 50/50 weight distribution anyways?
These days, not even BMW apparently.
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