Sep 01, 2007
Reviewed By David Slama
Price as Tested $106,390
Likes

Crackling, snarling high-tech 500-hp V10. Distinctive looks. Solid, precision German engineering evident in every detail.

Dislikes

I-Drive, of course. Over-complication of menial tasks (see I-Drive). Never was able to adjust HVAC adequately (again, I-Drive). SMG shifter continues to turn a superior driving experience into a confounding one (why can’t they just have a “TurboHydramatic” option so the obtuseness of the gearbox disappears). Black leather shows dirt. Sporty seats uncomfortable for pregnant wife. Loves gas.

Verdict

The build quality and engine outweigh the electronic gimmickry enough that I bought an M5.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 500-hp