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I'm kind of with Woppum on this one. Much as I love the BLUE colour of SSII - I don't think the phot you post Golfer shows it off best. However, as I said, you need to see SSII in the flesh to fully appreciate it. Maybe something dark would be best. Do they do a grey - a sort of Sparkling Graphite like Mollox has on his M3?

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I've always wanted black with tan leather, just not been brave enough / had the right car .... still think Silverstone II best for the M5, boringly I'd probably go for black or red leather interior

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There's two M5's local to use now, one is the Interlagos Blue, one Silverstone. Both have black interiors and of the two the Silverstone looks the more stunning.

We had SSII and full SS interior on the E60 M5, interior looks lovely, but gets dirty very quickly.

Friend gets his from Eastern BMW Edinburgh end of March/1st week April. He's gone for Silver Grey and Sakirh Orange leather... will look amazing too IMO.

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There's two M5's local to use now, one is the Interlagos Blue, one Silverstone. Both have black interiors and of the two the Silverstone looks the more stunning.

We had SSII and full SS interior on the E60 M5, interior looks lovely, but gets dirty very quickly.

Friend gets his from Eastern BMW Edinburgh end of March/1st week April. He's gone for Silver Grey and Sakirh Orange leather... will look amazing too IMO.

YEA, Black not my colour, SSII with maybe the red leather, still got to test drive this beast, they say the earliest I can have one is 5th March now so I will wait till then to decide.

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My mate has ordered his in Singapore grey. Not seen one in the flesh but looks a nice colour.

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I know its not to everyone's taste but like a couple of people have mentioned the red (imola?) is really nice. I personally love the contrast with Silverstone or silver M cars. Only ever had dark leather in my cars but that will change in the future.

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Light coloured leather ages badly I think. Seen a few "denim blue" unintended mods over the years as well...!

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I had lemon leather in my 330 and blue outside, see the link still in my sig; the leather was as perfect on day 1 as it was when it left me. In fact I'm considering a 328i in the colours above next, maybe the GT or possibly the touring.

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Test Drive today for the weekend, colour choices for me are MCB or SSII for the bodywork.

If I like the car I am looking at 16% discount +, I am not paying anywhere near LIST.

If it's LIST they can stick it.:secret:

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I really look forward to the results of that TD Golfer and also some comparisons with the M3. I gather the M5 has better fuel economy than the M3 too - amazing. One wonders if I'll ever be able to sell mine if and when I want to. I did get 29mpg out of an extended run once though.

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I'm sure you'll manage to negotiate a truly unique deal. :coffee:
Some people are prepared to be "Butt Fuc*ed" i'm not, I go nationwide for a deal.:crackpipe:.

It takes time but pays off.

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I really look forward to the results of that TD Golfer and also some comparisons with the M3. I gather the M5 has better fuel economy than the M3 too - amazing. One wonders if I'll ever be able to sell mine if and when I want to. I did get 29mpg out of an extended run once though.
Interesting Andrew, my E90 M3 gave 23/25 MPG general driving, this M5 should be a tad better, will let you know.

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Mate got one on that mega lease deal Edinburgh BMW were doing last week. He's seen 14mpg playing and 26mpg av on a family weekend round trip.

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Mate got one on that mega lease deal Edinburgh BMW were doing last week. He's seen 14mpg playing and 26mpg av on a family weekend round trip.
That sounds great mate, have you been in one yet?.

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I can truthfully say that I never looked at the the MPG figures of my M5, although I did once notice 30mpg on my CSL whilst desperately hunting down a filling station :o

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I can truthfully say that I never looked at the the MPG figures of my M5, although I did once notice 30mpg on my CSL whilst desperately hunting down a filling station :o
TBH if this car averaged 18 MPG I would not be that keen, low 20's is to me acceptable for every day driving.

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My E92, on its diet of return trips to the gym, gives about 17 mpg at the moment. But like I say, take it out for a proper run and it will do 25 easy. It drinks a bit when pootling about as all do I guess.

I wonder, based on watching the RS4 Harris video posted up earlier, what the M5 0-62 time is. They put the RS4 at 4.14s which is awfully quick. Can help but wonder if the M3's 4.6s is a bit low or whether the lack of 4WD is the really telling thing.

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My E92, on its diet of return trips to the gym, gives about 17 mpg at the moment. But like I say, take it out for a proper run and it will do 25 easy. It drinks a bit when pootling about as all do I guess.

I wonder, based on watching the RS4 Harris video posted up earlier, what the M5 0-62 time is. They put the RS4 at 4.14s which is awfully quick. Can help but wonder if the M3's 4.6s is a bit low or whether the lack of 4WD is the really telling thing.

Tests have had the M5 in launch control down too 3.7 SECS, but TBH these are just "pub bragging numbers" who cares what the exact numbers are, personally I would not be "ragging the arse" off the car, spirited driving yes, launching it NO, for me anyway.

I do only "out of town" driving as we have a KIA 3 1.4 Diesel for local driving, so the M5 would always get fully warmed up each drive.:grin:

My mate has seen 30 MPG from his 2013 M6 with 2000 miles covered, admittedly this was at 70 MPH+++

This guy had some bad luck: http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13766428#post13766428

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If I had LC (I don't), I'd never use it either. Seems like a very odd thing to put on a car, knowing full well it trashes the drivetrain in super-quick time.

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TBH if this car averaged 18 MPG I would not be that keen, low 20's is to me acceptable for every day driving.

Uh, wut? You're looking at £70k (?) of car but would be put off if it did 18 mpg, not 21? Urm, OK. Do you do 50k+ miles a year?

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That sounds great mate, have you been in one yet?.

No..... it's best I don't test drive one :D

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Uh, wut? You're looking at £70k (?) of car but would be put off if it did 18 mpg, not 21? Urm, OK. Do you do 50k+ miles a year?
NO 11000 miles, I drove the M5 home normal driving and it showed 25 MPG, this car has 4900 miles on the clock.

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E60 M5 was about 18mpg normal, but my daily was 14mpg....... single figures very easy if you gave it billy big spuds

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Can help but wonder if the M3's 4.6s is a bit low or whether the lack of 4WD is the really telling thing.

Think you're right there considering the BMW M550d Touring's official 0-62 time is 4.9 sec while the M550d Saloon is just 4.7-seconds. 44.8 mpg too ;)

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