Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

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Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by W8PMC » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:15 am

Had the 1st proper trip in her this weekend as was visiting friends in Cardiff.

So far i'm extremely impressed with the car (more than i expected). Still having to take it easy as i can't really open her up until the 1200 mile service has been completed.

Traction is much better than i'd hoped, no doubt some of this down to her wearing MPSS from the factory which i'm sure helps, however i had a full on tank slapper in the Tunnel near St David's Hotel which very nearly caught me out. The road was damp in places but i feel some other fluid may have been present as the loss of traction was at over 80mph with WOT in 3rd. The power & torque are relentless with exceptional pull in every gear right through the rev range, so am looking forward to exploring that more post 1st service.

Economy to date with motorway & several (quite a few) blats into 3 figures is around the 27mpg mark (did the West Lancs to Cardiff journey on less than a full tank of fuel). On a run being sensible i'd see 30 which will be over 50% of my journey's so i'm really pleased with that. Blown away by the Jeckyll & Hyde with this car, it can cruise beautifully with decent mpg when required, but press one of the M buttons & the car ignites into a fire breathing monster:)

The connected drive is ace, as are the other toys. Not got my Harman Kardon set up just right yet as not used to altering an old school Graphic Equaliser. Got a 64GB USB 3.0 stick on order as decided to put a full range of my music in the car & 16GB just isn't enough (love how intuitive the music search functions are).

Seats are super comfy & even my 6 month pregnant wife reckons they're more comfortable than my outgoing Audi A8.

Cruise Control tool a bit of getting used to as having driven Audi's for quite some time, the M5 system is very different using just the steering wheel as the Audi's is a stalk.

Looking forward to my next journey which will be a 500 mile round trip next week.
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by HYFR » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:45 am

Sounds good mate
Gets some pics up!

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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by MikeFish » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:30 am

Yeah, rule 1.
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by bam_bam » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:54 am

RULE 1. NEOW!
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by W8PMC » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:58 am

D_K wrote:Sounds good mate
Gets some pics up!
Not great as were taken with phone after a mildy moist drive back from the dealers.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/xol9q0wbz9ptp2q/aHV4Ce8hE3
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by Ian_C » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:23 pm

W8PMC wrote:Traction is much better than i'd hoped, no doubt some of this down to her wearing MPSS from the factory which i'm sure helps, however i had a full on tank slapper in the Tunnel near St David's Hotel which very nearly caught me out. The road was damp in places but i feel some other fluid may have been present as the loss of traction was at over 80mph with WOT in 3rd
Glad you lived to tell the tale! I hit diesel on a roundabout yesterday, not pleasant. The most important question - did it sound good in the tunnel at over 80 mph with WOT in third....
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by W8PMC » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Ian_C wrote:
W8PMC wrote:Traction is much better than i'd hoped, no doubt some of this down to her wearing MPSS from the factory which i'm sure helps, however i had a full on tank slapper in the Tunnel near St David's Hotel which very nearly caught me out. The road was damp in places but i feel some other fluid may have been present as the loss of traction was at over 80mph with WOT in 3rd
Glad you lived to tell the tale! I hit diesel on a roundabout yesterday, not pleasant. The most important question - did it sound good in the tunnel at over 80 mph with WOT in third....
Sounded awesome Ian. Had forgotten how good a highly strung V8 sounds. As the new M5 has the revised DCT, it pops, bangs & burbles in all the right places.
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by PhilT » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:31 pm

Next stop should be Donnington then Mr C ;)
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by Ian_C » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:03 pm

Almost got you mixed up with Golfer (also Tyresmoke) the other day Paul, he bought a second set of alloys and Michelin PA4 winters, you going to be running winters too, or leaving it parked when its sub zero?
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by W8PMC » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:40 pm

PhilT wrote:Next stop should be Donnington then Mr C ;)
I'm thinking about it but would defo be pushing my luck with SWMBO;)
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by W8PMC » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:42 pm

Ian_C wrote:Almost got you mixed up with Golfer (also Tyresmoke) the other day Paul, he bought a second set of alloys and Michelin PA4 winters, you going to be running winters too, or leaving it parked when its sub zero?
Lol:)

The new LCi model is shod with MPSS so traction is further improved over the MY13 & earlier cars:) Also got the Q5 at home should I need to venture any distance in bad weather or with a dodgy forecast:)
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by Ian_C » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:11 pm

Yeah take the Q5 if we are forecast the white stuff!
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by N13LXC » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:38 am

Car looks awesome, dog doesn't look too impressed tho?
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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by Rick_RS4 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:19 pm

needs bigger wheels or smaller tyres

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Re: Finally Taken My New M5 Out!!

Post by W8PMC » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:53 am

N13LXC wrote:Car looks awesome, dog doesn't look too impressed tho?
He doesn't like the noise, hides round the corner until the engine's off. He was the same with the GT-R:)
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