BMW’s E60 M5 Might Just Be The Greatest Sports Sedan Ever Made


While most car enthusiasts know about and appreciate the M5 E60 for the fact that it featured a naturally aspirated V10 engine (plus a six-speed manual in the U.S.

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While most car enthusiasts know about and appreciate the M5 E60 for the fact that it featured a naturally aspirated V10 engine (plus a six-speed manual in the U.S.), some might not know about its ‘chronic’ reliability issues.

The problem is actually with the rod bearings, which were prone to failure and could in fact destroy your entire engine, basically leaving you with a useless chassis. A new engine would cost more than the car at this point.

As Doug DeMuro points out, this rod bearings issue wasn’t some type of fluke event that only affected a small percentage of E60 M5s, which means that if you’d like to buy this car anytime soon, you should definitely make sure that it’s been properly serviced and this issue has been rectified.

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Our Favorite Cars of 2018 – RoadandTrack.com

We drive a lot of cars every year. Some are totally forgettable, some are great, while a small handful stick with us. These are the sort of cars where handing back the keys leaves us sad, the cars that we’d happily own if we could. The Road & Track web staff will be thinking about these 10 long into 2019, and probably well beyond.

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This is what you imagine the G-Wagen is. It’s impossibly tall, with portal axles and unrivaled off-road chops. On the road, it’s no worse than the standard G, which is to say it’s not great, but the additional ride height and off-road focus hasn’t compromised it. It’s just as happy jumping through mud puddles and fording frozen rivers as it is driving through the Lincoln Tunnel. Quite the feat.

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  • Date: 2018-12-07 06:43:00
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2019 BMW M5 Competition review: track test

Less than 12 months after the launch of the all-new BMW M5 comes a more powerful version called the Competition, only you’ll struggle to pick the differences, at least on track. It’s also thirty-grand more expensive.

If ever a manufacturer nailed the fit-for-purpose brief with a high-performance four-door sedan, it was the BMW M5 I drove in Portugal late in 2017.

This was the perfect M car that delivered on all fronts, despite shouts from the BMW enthusiast gallery who were ready to scald the company for making the switch to all-wheel drive in their flagship hero car.

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Best Sport Sedans: Top-Rated Performance Sedans for 2018

If you want to go fast, there are plenty of ways to do it. The simplest is to buy a two-door sports car, but what if you’ve got children or friends who want to tag along? Enter the sport sedan, or the four-door sports car, as the classic Nissan tagline has it. You get ample horsepower and athleticism, plus that crucial second set of doors. In fact, the extra doors likely won’t even slow you down since today’s top sport sedans are among the fastest non-exotic cars ever made.

There are a lot of models to choose from, though, so with that mind, we’ve put together a list of the best high-performance sport sedans based on our comprehensive vehicle testing program. All of these cars can spike your pulse with a flick of your right foot, yet they’re also fully capable as commuter pods or family haulers. Now all you need to do is hear us out and then decide which ones you want to test-drive. We envy you the fun you’ll have.

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