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Re: 95 M3 and 91 M5? (archive)

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Posted by Bill Mann on April 02, 2002 at 20:51:26:

In Reply to: NE1 ever drove both 95 M3 and 91 M5? posted by abdoul w. on April 02, 2002 at 16:18:31:

The M5 requires a bigger kick in the RPMs at launch; tach it up to about 4 grand and slip the clutch while nailing the accelerator as it starts to move. There's nearly a 1,000 pound difference between the 3 and the 5, so you have to make it up in tourque. I have an M5; but really prefer the M3 around town. Nothing cruises like the M5 on the highway i.e. 100mph and 20mpg. So, before you purchase think about the type of driving you do MOST of the time.
I test drove an M5 yesterday and though I know that it' s quite heavier than the e36 M3, I did not expect it to be that much slower in response and butt meter. I could swear that it was even slower than my e39 528 (automatic).

Could there be something wrong with this M5 with Euro engine or are both the 95 M3 and 97 528i more responsive and (shall I say faster) than this M5?

I was quite surprised. I will test drive ANOTHER M5 just to make sure...

Thanks for your input on this..

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