2013 BMW M5: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Ignition Episode 9

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago finds out what happens when you strap a pair of turbos to an M car. Does this latest M5 live up to the legend of the naturally aspirated M5s of yore? Ignition appears every Monday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com

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BMW M5 vs Porsche Panamera GTS! - Head 2 Head Episode 16
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown. The battle begins in California's Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best. Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





Dinan's 675 HP BMW M5 | Dinan Difference | Roads & Rides
I had the chance to meet the man behind the name and find out what makes him tick and how he built the company synonymous with BMW performance. Strap in and go for a ride with Steve Dinan and his 675+ HP BMW M5. Then take a tour of the facility that designs, engineers and fabricates their own products for the BMW family of cars.





2014 BMW M5 Competition Package: A Better Driver's Car? - Ignition Ep. 88
This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the BMW M5... again! This time around it has something called the Competition Package, which adds a host of small adjustments and improvements in an effort to improve the car's performance and the satisfaction it gives to its driver. Is more power and a recalibration of the suspension and steering enough to make this incredible sedan behave? We find out on the test track at Hyundai's Proving Grounds. Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





2013 BMW M5 - Test Drive and Review
Gregory Berdette heads out for a wet and very rainy test drive in the 560hp 2013 BMW M5 (equipped with the premium package, but not the Competition Package...the vehicle in the BMW-provided shots is equipped with the Competition Package). The 4.4L twin turbo engine puts out more horsepower and more torque than the prior generation V10. BMW have done a good job of managing the turbo power, but you can feel a fairly sharp power curve lingering beneath the drive by wire throttle system. Overall, the M5 is an exhilarating drive, and BMW ergonomics are some of the best in the industry. I should mention that the drive selector is a bit odd. Moving the stick to the right to engage drive feels counter-intuitive. I understand that they wanted to free up the forward-back motion for the gear changes, but the stick is a redundant system to the paddle shifters...I never use the stick to shift the forward gears. It's much safer to use the paddle shifters. I was unable to put the M5 in park when I finished my test drive...there's nothing that tells the driver how to engage Park. Even the lot attendant at the Porsche dealership was using the emergency brake/parking brake to keep the M5 from rolling away (it shifts to neutral when you turn the engine off). One solution posted on-line is to follow this procedure, but then hit the start/stop button again (without your foot on the brake), and the car will engage "P" (park mode). Absolutely mystifying.... In the 2006 BMW 760, you have to hit the start/stop button twice as well when you are leaving the vehicle, but in this case the first push turns off the engine and the second push turns off the entertainment system (otherwise it stays a long time, even if you open the driver's door.) There must be a magical gnome working in the basement of BMW, whose primary job is to think of incredibly confusing ways to engineer a car.




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