This is that famous Corvette-killing luxury sedan?

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

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    I very much doubt that an SS would out handle this.<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. For quite some time, alot of my buds have been telling me that a BMW M5 could lay waste to any Corvette. And many people on other forum (outside of SCforums) have been doing the same. And now that I finally find it... I must say that it all has to be a joke. It can hang with the base Corvette, the 0-60s and 1/4 times Ive found are about the same. The top speed is higher, however that doesnt mean anything unless your in a top speed shootout (and you can guess how often that happens). Around a track, I dont think its physically possible for a 4000lb sedan to keep up with a 3200lb sports car in corners, espcially since the Corvette is no slouch around turns. And this isnt even mentioning the Z06...

    I dont mean any disrespect to the M5 by this post. I think they are awesome cars and definitley one of the best sports sedans you can buy. But where did the whole "it can rape Corvettes" thing come from?
     
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    The Standard 5 series is the Best handling saloon in the Word(as voted by TopGear Magazine), and the M5 is even better, I think it could keep with a vette in the turns, it has such a briliant chassis.

    Also if you de-limited an M5 it would do 180Mph+, and it isn't hard to chip them either.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    GOD the Corvette VS. "The World" thing is getting very old! I feel like the movie Ground Hog Day, where everything happens over and over again, the corvette vs. this, the corvette vs. that, everywhere I go someone has to compare it! Shit people compare it to concept vehicles that will never make it to production! Seriously people who own corvettes, I love the cars, made a huge legacy in American Automotive History but come on! It's getting really old!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Bit like the Viper vs everything shit.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    This car wouldn't stand a chance even with an SS Camaro. The weight difference alone is huge.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    even if it lost to some shit ass american car its a much better car over-all
     
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    I agree with Vette Pro. Though the M5 is a nice car.... The Zo6 would lay waste to it. And with the Zo6's Base MSRP at about 50g's you decide what the the better buy is.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BigJoeT</i>
    <b>I agree with Vette Pro. Though the M5 is a nice car.... The Zo6 would lay waste to it. And with the Zo6's Base MSRP at about 50g's you decide what the the better buy is.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Yes but can a Zo6 Carry 4 or 5 people in leather clad seats at 155mph(or more)??

    Er no.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Exactly Liquid! You couldn't have said more in that statement! That's my point about this car, you can roll up to any damn ShitStang rev up it's throaty V8 and whip that cars ass all while your family is in it on your way to church or something! That's why I want this car!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I've done it, my Mum works for BMW and gets to drive a lot of phat cars, well my Dad nicks them but we've destroyed a Supra TT, Porches, pretty much anything upto 30 40 Mph.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Yo, Liquid. What part of the plant does your parents work in? Mine work there too. Oh, and as to this little skirmish going in over here. The M5 is an absolutely amazing car. As is the Corvette Z06. But, that is the only factory Vette that poses a threat to the M5. Trust me when I say that the M5 can easily hang with a Vette in the corners. I've driven countless 5 series cars, even street raced them. I've found very few cars out there that can out handle a 5 series BMW. And, seeing as how this is the Motorsport version of this car, there is no way in hell the Vette is going to leave it in the turns. Go out and test drive an M5, and then a Vette. After you do that, then come back and ***** about how sluggish the M5 is. That is of course, if you haven't realized what an amazing car it is.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Lestat</i>
    <b>Yo, Liquid. What part of the plant does your parents work in? Mine work there too. Oh, and as to this little skirmish going in over here. The M5 is an absolutely amazing car. As is the Corvette Z06. But, that is the only factory Vette that poses a threat to the M5. Trust me when I say that the M5 can easily hang with a Vette in the corners. I've driven countless 5 series cars, even street raced them. I've found very few cars out there that can out handle a 5 series BMW. And, seeing as how this is the Motorsport version of this car, there is no way in hell the Vette is going to leave it in the turns. Go out and test drive an M5, and then a Vette. After you do that, then come back and ***** about how sluggish the M5 is. That is of course, if you haven't realized what an amazing car it is.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    She works on the Financial side, they go on track days and stuff, also get cars to test, <!-- Signature -->
     
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    All I can say, is that after driving an M5 fairly close to the limit, the feeling of stability and control through corners is incredible.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BMW M5</i>
    <b>All I can say, is that after driving an M5 fairly close to the limit, the feeling of stability and control through corners is incredible.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Couldn't agree more!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I am more of a corvette person but this car is pretty cool. I mean if I had a family and liked to race this would be the car. But if I was single I would have to get a vette. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> That would be pretty cool to pull up next to a supra a burn it though<!-- Signature -->
     
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    lol
     
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    Quote from SSfearSS
    This car wouldn't stand a chance even with an SS Camaro. The weight difference alone is huge

    WHAT?this car would KILL the SS!its one of the best handling saloons around and it has the small matter of 400bhp.the engineering in this car is WAY ahead of the camaro
     
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    wouldnt stand a chance hahahaha
     
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    who cares about what the Camaro DID.
    camaro is not history, and the M5 is still on the production line.
    400HP is a lot.
    though i believe 425 is its more accurate power rating.
    i saw an S-Type R beating a vette. the M5 will definetly do the same.
     
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    another stupid thread comparing 2 cars in 2 different classes!
     
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    Now people are comparing camaros to M5s. Great, you are all a bunch of wackos. Seriously.
     
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    agreed
     
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    It is really cool how some threads around here offer a lot of useful information an so on, but sometimes, really it s a bunch of retarded crap. Why compare an M5 to either corvette or a camaro...even the "Z06". Whats the point ?? I gotta thank a few people for killing this thread though, because as I was readin it, it started to really piss me off ...IE. Comments such as "This car couldn't even keep up with a SS Camaro" Shut the hell up and buy a real car...once or atleast test drive it and then come here spillin your dumb-ass ideas. Anywayz...had to speak my mind --PEACE
     
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    50th anniversary corvette ran 8:18 at nuburgring the m5 ran 8:28 case closed oh and by the way the zo6 commewmorative edition ran 7:56
     

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