m5 vs. s8

Discussion in '2001 BMW M5' started by JTR, Aug 9, 2002.

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    S8 sux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!M5M5M5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i want 1 now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    a better caoparison would be the s8 against the new 7 series sport
    sounds right to me<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. If you want to get preformance and luxury the s8 is the way to go.
    370 hp...
    Id prefer it over the m5 although the m5 is alright.
     
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    M5 everytime. The S8 is way to big, as in 7-Series size. Therefore its handling ability is severaly limited. Also the ride is poor, steering lacks feel and the whole experience is generally less cohesive than the M5.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    No comparison. M5.
     
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    M5 all the way, but you can't compare apples with oranges
     
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    M5 wins because 1. its a BMW, 2. It handles so much better, 3. Its got more power, 4. Its rear wheel drive<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Everyone seems to agree, M5s are the best.
    Their clostest competitors, Merc AMG E55 and Audi S6/8 Have nothing on this car, blown away in terms of performance, handling and pure driving pleasure.

    Automatic Sports Car?? PLEASE Mercedes, give us some respect
     
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    You don’t know what the hell your talking about. The BMW M5 is a much better car then the Audi S8. It has more Hp, it looks a lot better and is faster the Audi so how can u cay the Audi is better when its really not ???
     
  10. Re: m5 vs. s8; My $0.02

    In my unbiased opinion, You'd get the S8 for the luxury of a superquick car with no fuss and more room in the back... but then why not buy an Alpina V12 7 series?? (or a brabus if you're so inclined).

    As far as performance is concerned, the M5 has DSC which can be switched off to offer a pure unadulterated experience while the S8 can't. the S8 is heavier, has less power and (in my market anyway) is auto-only. Both are exclusive however if you wanted something that is truly rare the S8 might be the one to take, how many 530iM Sport's have you seen on the road? More than I can count. Any 5 series with M5 badges?? don't start.

    I'd take the M5 any day of the week. What more could you possibly want?
     
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    You see so many 530i and 528i Sports due to the fact they're such damn good cars<IMG SRC="http://www.supercarforums.com/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    Rear wheel drive is better than 4 wheel drive, FULL STOP, how many F1 cars are 4wheel drive? how many GT cars? none, rear drive gives more balance nowhere near the understeer, and of course, OVERSTEER!! wa hey!, believe me i borrow my dads 540i sport sometimes, and oversteer is the greatest thing in the world, try it in an S8, no chance.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    You can get oversteer in a AWD car, usually power off oversteer though; however, the Nissan Skyline's AWD system has power ON oversteer. Anyway, I'd of course take the M5 over the S8, but they aren't in the same catagory, so it isn't worth arguing over anyway, as far as I'm concerned.

    Oh yes, BTW, how many RWD rally cars do you see in the WRC?<IMG SRC="http://www.supercarforums.com/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
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    How can you compare such a LONG and HEAVY-ASS car like a S8 with the M5! No doubt the M5 all the way! M5 is all about pure driving pleasure...
     
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    First of all both are great, but they canŽt be compared, you have to compare the m5 with the s6 and the e55, but if you think about it for a while, then you end realizing that u canŽt even compare the m5 with those two, because the m5 has no rival at all: more power, faster, better handling, manual transmision... It is more sportive, and it also looks more sportive, and looks nicer, at least for me
    I would like to know its real maximun speed, i mean without the speed limitor.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    the real max speed for the M5 is about 300km<!-- Signature -->
     
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    M5
     
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    M5 for me....

    1) its POWERFUL!!
    2) its a BMW...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The m5 hands down. But this comparison is out of class. This is the same thing as comparing an A3 to a 745i
     
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    exactly.
    i can think of 2 other cars that can compete with the M5.
    the HSV (forgot the name), and the M-B E55 AMG.

    i'll take that M5 over any of theses cars.
     
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    " You can get oversteer in a AWD car, usually power off oversteer though; however, the Nissan Skyline's AWD system has power ON oversteer. Anyway, I'd of course take the M5 over the S8, but they aren't in the same catagory, so it isn't worth arguing over anyway, as far as I'm concerned.

    Oh yes, BTW, how many RWD rally cars do you see in the WRC? "

    Hey ferox D i have a few things to say:
    1. The Nissan Skyline is not exactly AWD it has a trip computer that splits power between the front and the rear, so in normal driving all the torque goes to the rear but when you start playing around some torque is sent to the front in order to avoid oversteer since it is WELL KNOWN THAT AWD VEHICLES DO NOT OVERSTEER.

    2ndly What the hell does rally have to do with the M5 and the S8?? I mean would you take a 740il to the rally?

    3rd thing is that come on people Audi sux. It looks bad and has the worst performance ever. ( with respect to the blessed RS4 )
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Habuss</i>
    <b>" You can get oversteer in a AWD car, usually power off oversteer though; however, the Nissan Skyline's AWD system has power ON oversteer. Anyway, I'd of course take the M5 over the S8, but they aren't in the same catagory, so it isn't worth arguing over anyway, as far as I'm concerned.

    Oh yes, BTW, how many RWD rally cars do you see in the WRC? "

    Hey ferox D i have a few things to say:
    1. The Nissan Skyline is not exactly AWD it has a trip computer that splits power between the front and the rear, so in normal driving all the torque goes to the rear but when you start playing around some torque is sent to the front in order to avoid oversteer since it is WELL KNOWN THAT AWD VEHICLES DO NOT OVERSTEER.

    2ndly What the hell does rally have to do with the M5 and the S8?? I mean would you take a 740il to the rally?

    3rd thing is that come on people Audi sux. It looks bad and has the worst performance ever. ( with respect to the blessed RS4 )</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I'll tell you why I said that about rally cars: because AWD is superior for it. I was making a point that AWD was developed for a certain application, and in that application, it rules the land; conversely, RWD is unquestionably superior for performance on the road.

    Now, on to the oversteer bit. AWD cars CAN oversteer, they simply need to be set up for it. Since every AWD system is different, it is fruitless to make general statements about them. For instance, the AWD system Volvo uses normally has 95% of the torque going to the front wheels and sends up to 40% (I believe) to the back if the front slip. This system sucks my nut and is waste of time, IMO, but it is AWD nonetheless. This will, of course, only give you understeer. HOWEVER, the 911 Turbo uses an AWD system that normally sends 95% of the torque to the back wheels. This is the inverse of the Volvo's system: this is badass. The Turbo will oversteer for you, AWD and all; however, if you don't believe me, watch the Top Gear review of the 996 Turbo and see for yourself.
    Even less extreme AWD systems, like the one in the S4 which is split 60/40 front and rear normally will oversteer if you have enough power going through it, but the only oversteer you get stock is lift off oversteer.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Looks like someone just got shut down pretty hard by feroxd.... o damn<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>M5 wins because 1. its a BMW, 2. It handles so much better, 3. Its got more power, 4. Its rear wheel drive</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    i will have to agree with everybody on the fact that the M5 beats out the S8 but its obvious that u have never driven an all wheel drive audi, liquidchild. audi has the best all wheel drive system out there and i would rather have an M5 that was all wheel drive then one that is rear wheel drive.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    wasn't the porsche the car with the best all wheel drive out there?
    ///M5!!!!!!!!!!!! <!-- Signature -->
     
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    s8 is auto!
     

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