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      08-06-2018, 04:06 PM   #23
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I have done two test drives and on both occasions came back with a feeling that the steering was too numb and artificial exhaust note was annoying.
Off topic but...

GODLY BIKE YOU GOT THERE!
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      08-06-2018, 05:36 PM   #24
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If you are an enthusiast you knew this was coming and waited. This was no surprise. Next up - the LCI.
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      08-06-2018, 06:26 PM   #25
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If you are an enthusiast you knew this was coming and waited. This was no surprise. Next up - the LCI.
I think many knows it's coming but this time CP pretty much came in the same year, which is not sitting well with some.
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      08-06-2018, 06:37 PM   #26
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In BMW's defense the 199k + on roads starting in Australia is actually fairly good. I certainly didn't expect that price when it launched. Given the exchange rate and the LCT + GST, the prices are fairly similar to that of US Prices.
Agreed. The E39 M5 was best part of $200k almost 20 years ago, and that was way more money then than it is now. In real money terms the M5 (like most cars) has not only gotten substantially more powerful/safer/feature packed over they years, but cheaper as well.
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I'm ordering an M5 or M5 Comp soon. The reviews have me thinking NOT going competition now as I won't be tracking my car at all and don't want to lose the comfortable ride when just cruising around town or down the highway.

When I track BMW's I do it at the Performance Centers only using THEIR cars! I do like a stiffer suspension which was why I was waiting for the Competition package but not if it is at the expense of dialing down enough in comfort mode to enjoy in typical daily driving. Seems more reviews I have seen have noted the harsher ride over the standard M5.
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      08-06-2018, 08:51 PM   #28
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No need to justify the price hike... M5 Competition is the only model you can order for MY19 onwards in Australia.

Read:

https://www.caradvice.com.au/672884/...tition-review/
Well that is a shame.

I actually preferred a slightly worse handling but more comfortable M5 over a track focused one.

I'll have to see what the situation is next year come purchase time. If it truly is the case I can either try to negotiate a good price or look into a slightly used model (First adopters trading in for comp packs lol)
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      08-07-2018, 09:04 AM   #29
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I have done two test drives and on both occasions came back with a feeling that the steering was too numb and artificial exhaust note was annoying.
Off topic but...

GODLY BIKE YOU GOT THERE!
Thanks , wish the M5 comp was like the HP4 comp

Really disappointed with the driving experience so far and was hopping the M5 comp would solve those issues.

That artificial speaker exhaust sound has to go, it doesn't even match and further separates you from the feedback. If MB and Porsche can figure out their steering feel so should BMW.
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      08-07-2018, 12:11 PM   #30
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Hello Folks

So the M5 Competition now also has an OPF (GPF). Did any of the reviewers mention anything about it?

M2 board is melting because of the OPF in the M2 Competition.... I see not much such crying over here?
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      08-07-2018, 12:57 PM   #31
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Hello Folks

So the M5 Competition now also has an OPF (GPF). Did any of the reviewers mention anything about it?

M2 board is melting because of the OPF in the M2 Competition.... I see not much such crying over here?
Are you sure the USA gets it ?
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      08-07-2018, 01:35 PM   #32
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At least for the M2C, US will 100% not get the OPF while EU will 100% get it.

I hardly assume this will be exactly the samw for the M5 competition, no OPF for US market.

All cars at Ascari where EU models, so all reviews you guys have about the M5C are at least for now based on cars equipped with OPF.
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I have done two test drives and on both occasions came back with a feeling that the steering was too numb and artificial exhaust note was annoying.
numb as compared to what car? F10 M5? F10 M5 ZCP?
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The M5 Comp also has ball joints instead of rubber mounts at rear axle which improves rear guidance.
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      08-08-2018, 11:48 AM   #35
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If you are an enthusiast you knew this was coming and waited. This was no surprise. Next up - the LCI.
There are always variations in the range that get introduced throughout the lifecycle of the range. This is never a surprise and applies to all brands now.

It always amazes me how people seem to make a fuss and take it personal.

If you own a competition package, then wait for the replacement rather than buy the first run and complain when your intended choice comes to market. If you are afraid of LCIs then better avoid any current gen car cause all of them facelift products 3-4 years into the start of series. It is that simple.
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As it seems it is marginally better at the compromise of ride comfort. Just test driving it back to back with the M5 F90, to know if it is to your taste or not
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      08-13-2018, 08:43 AM   #37
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I just don't get the whole steering feel argument on such a large luxury car.......
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I just don't get the whole steering feel argument on such a large luxury car.......
I agree... Sometimes I think people compare the F90 to the E39 forgetting that the E39 was basically size wise what is now the F80. I'm all for good steering feel but to be honest in an M5 I wouldn't take steering feel improvements to the detriment of comfort and refinement.
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I just don't get the whole steering feel argument on such a large luxury car.......
We should be glad it still got a steering wheel, my young daughter might grow up without ever having learn how to drive.
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      08-23-2018, 11:52 AM   #40
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They gave me my M5 two week ago and last night I went out for dinner, a round of about 100km, this morning my neck hurts! Shaking and rebounds despite having put in comfort ... not to mention when I tried in sport ! Comfort at the level of my former 991 turbo s ... let alone the competition. Bah! The only solution for these cars is air suspension if you do not want to be constantly in a blender.
Not sure how bad your roads are, but I find the comfort mode just fine on the M5 Competition in Michigan, where the roads are not that great. Then again, I bike 50 to 100km regularly on the country roads so perhaps my neck and back are used to a bumpier ride
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Maybe only until you drive them back to back.

I thought who in their right mind would pick a base M3/M4 over one with the competition pack - M3/M4 w/ ZCP it's just a better car. Then I drove one back/back when dealerships had their M event. The M3/M4 with competition pack was overly stiff for daily driving and just did not make sense if you do not plan on attending one track day..
As a 60000 mile 2015 f82 M4 owner with now 35000 miles on a 2017 M4 Comp my opinion is greatly different from your experience just from driving at a dealer event.

I actually like the ride quality of my M4 Comp over my 'regular' M4. And I routinely make nonstop gas tank 300+ mile/bladder runs wishing to make it longer between stops. Obviously the ride isn't beating me up.
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I could have bought either the standard M5 or the M5 Comp and I went with the standard M5. I wanted slightly better ride compliance in a fast car. The difference in price had little to no factor. My wife is going to use the car from time to time and it was an easier sell.
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Did anybody have same problem?

Hello Everybody!!!
If somebody have same problem as me,please contact me.
Is it XDrive problem, software problem or what is this?



Thanks
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Hello Everybody!!!
If somebody have same problem as me,please contact me.
Is it XDrive problem, software problem or what is this?



Thanks
That first one almost looks like the car went into "limp mode" The video in the middle, I have never seen anything like it. It would piss me off too. Let us know how it ends and I hope there are others that provide more clarity.
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