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Genomaxter Nov 17, 6:50pm - #328882 
2000 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
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BMW M5 is a BEAST!

That car is MAD!! I found out about it in Road & Track and it has AWSOME power and transmission. I mean,this things transmission puts manual to shame. It has a V10 with 507 hp and 384 torque. And the transmission is, I belive, an intergraded 7 speed sequencial tranmission. Im not to sure the exact name of the trans but its AWSOME from what I read. Id post the article but im not sure if that illegal.
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importcarbabe
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importcarbabe Nov 17, 6:51pm - #328883 

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YEP it is just a bigger version of the M3

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ghostingcelica Nov 17, 6:54pm - #328884 
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very sexy indeed thumbsup
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RevMonster Nov 17, 7:06pm - #328885 

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Indeed, an awesome car... but too many gizmo's for me. You have to push a button on the dash to have the engine produce 507 HP. Under normal conditions, it runs at 400 HP to raise efficiency. There are also three different settings for the suspension that can be adjusted from inside the vehicle, three different settings for the shifter, and a different mode for "launching" the car when racing. That's just ridiculous. When I get into a supercar, I want to push in the clutch, pick my gear, and go... not fumble around with six computer systems built into the dash before I can race.

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ghostingcelica Nov 17, 7:08pm - #328886 
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^^it makes ppl feel like they're cool tongue
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hector Nov 17, 7:11pm - #328887 

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i think the options are awesome! family car/ super car..exactly what a succesful man that has money for a nice car, but not 10 of them (each for a different mood) is going to buy. id i had the money for an m5 id choose it over a lot of cars thumbsup
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spaztikid Nov 17, 7:13pm - #328888 
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i raced one...

outcome : M5>me

haha... he waved as he went by me
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renfield90 Nov 17, 7:16pm - #328889 

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sequential transmission is a clutchless manual. looks like it's the new craze...

probably the reason it has different setting for shifting and launching is because the lack of the clutch denies you complete control of how your car goes, so it's an attempt to put more control back in the hands of the driver.

I definitely wouldn't mind owning one...
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ragingpaseo Nov 17, 7:26pm - #328890 
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easier to shift; hence, it's for people who doesn't know how to drive manual, and they think they're cool driving it... rofl
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Traviesa86 Nov 17, 8:19pm - #328891 

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i like the M3's...but i like these even better...but i agree with Rev, you want to drive the car when you hop in, not fiddle with all the buttons spineyes

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ct Nov 17, 9:31pm - #328892 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
easier to shift; hence, it's for people who doesn't know how to drive manual, and they think they're cool driving it... rofl


F1 drivers drive sequential manuals...are you telling me michael schumacher doesn't know how to drive? rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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renfield90 Nov 17, 9:55pm - #328893 

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^^ exactly, with paddle shifting you won't even have to take your hands off the steering wheel.

The Mclaren F1 uses a paddle shifter...and several Ferraris...
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RevMonster Nov 17, 9:58pm - #328894 

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Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
easier to shift; hence, it's for people who doesn't know how to drive manual, and they think they're cool driving it... rofl


F1 drivers drive sequential manuals...are you telling me michael schumacher doesn't know how to drive? rofl


Yes, but their sequential manual transmissions don't have "sport", "comfort", and "full-auto" mode. rofl

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ct
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ct Nov 17, 10:13pm - #328895 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
easier to shift; hence, it's for people who doesn't know how to drive manual, and they think they're cool driving it... rofl


F1 drivers drive sequential manuals...are you telling me michael schumacher doesn't know how to drive? rofl


Yes, but their sequential manual transmissions don't have "sport", "comfort", and "full-auto" mode. rofl


i agree then...that is ghey... rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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calidrifter Nov 17, 10:22pm - #328896 
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the sequential is gonna be an option when it comes to the US. I heard that we are getting a 6 speed standard manual, and that the sequential is like teaching a girl how to drive stick.

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RookieGTS Nov 17, 10:26pm - #328897 

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sweet stuff! eek
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jyboygenius Nov 17, 11:23pm - #328898 
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This is some really really old news.

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RookieGTS Nov 17, 11:40pm - #328899 

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so who cares.. i didnt know about it.. geese.. some of us dont find out about things like this..
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CaLiGTS Nov 17, 11:47pm - #328900 

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sbocaj55 Nov 17, 11:57pm - #328901 

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I wouldn't bash the M5 for being the top performance sedan out there. If BMW wanted it to be an all out sports car...it would have a 7-speed manual.

and the button to put it in it's aggressive mode (m-drive) is on the steering wheel...you push it and there you go...it's not exactly fiddling. For launching you push either the same button or one right next to it...push the gas to the floor...and the computer revs it to it's optimum launch...and you're off like a rocket. BMW's all new transmission is also i believe the fastest 'paddle shift' trans out there.

Another thing that's cool...is it has the capability to basically design your own ecu/fuel management system or whatever you want to call it. Props for a 2 ton 4 door boat that can haul ass...rev a v-10 as high as our 4-bangers...plus have a ton of totally trick features. thumbsup
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Steven Nov 18, 12:10am - #328902 
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My next car will be an E46 M3. Although, I wouldn't mind an m5. cool
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Illusive Nov 18, 5:36pm - #328903 
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anyone besides me realize that big v10 makes peak power at 7800 rpms eek

bmw says redline starts at 8K!!!!!!!! on a freakin v10, thats just sick.

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goose42 Nov 18, 5:55pm - #328904 

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Originally Posted by renfield90
^^ exactly, with paddle shifting you won't even have to take your hands off the steering wheel.

The Mclaren F1 uses a paddle shifter...and several Ferraris...



The McLaren F1 has a stick shift.
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AZZKIKR Nov 18, 6:32pm - #328905 

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Originally the M5 had the same 400 hp v8 as the z8...the v10 is new news to me
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renfield90 Nov 18, 8:20pm - #328906 

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Originally Posted by goose42

Originally Posted by renfield90

^^ exactly, with paddle shifting you won't even have to take your hands off the steering wheel.

The Mclaren F1 uses a paddle shifter...and several Ferraris...



The McLaren F1 has a stick shift.


What version of the F1 is that? There are several versions out there, and I believe some of them do have paddle shift...

EDIT: I stand corrected, I can't find an F1 with a paddle shift.

However I have seen Ferraris and a few others with it.
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