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BMW M5 Touring

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by Rob Gaskin, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    These cars are attractive to me BUT I reckon they could be a huge risk hence low 'residuals'.

    Anyway this car is reported to have a good service history but is it?

    https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/bmw-m5-touring-8543

    Most items listed are marked as not maintained!

    When I serviced my 370Z I used to list everything I did but this appears to show everything they didn't do!

    Am I missing something here?
     
  2. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Amazing cars, well engines. I borrowed one for a month from a good friend. They need to be wrung out, possibility of some spectacular bills. Proper ones. Very proper ones.

    Its a supercar engine, last of a type. My friend had some issues with his gearbox and sun roof, all done under warranty.

    I wouldn't buy one of these from an auction. I'd be looking at owners sites or specialist dealers.
     
  3. franky

    franky
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  4. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    I like that car a lot. Where do you see the service history Rob?
     
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    It's in the pics Jon.

    Remember I posted about a black one a few weeks ago and you replied?

    Hope to make the viewing next Friday with Tim W.

    Coming?
     
  6. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    I do remember it Rob. I liked that too. Don’t think I can come to the auction.
     
  7. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    have you driven one Rob? They're great things.
     
  8. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    No but my lad has a 'chipped' 335d touring - amazing car!
     
  9. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    yes they are.

    the m5 is worlds apart engine wise, until about 4500rpm:devil:
     
  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Can I be the old grannie here and ask "what's the point?"

    It's an Estate.
    It's an automatic.
    It drinks.
    Costs a fortune merely to have on your front drive BEFORE you turn the key.
    Parts and servicing are supercar too.

    Somebody ?
     
  11. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Its an estate
    Its got a 5.0 v10 that revs to over 8000rpm
    Its an automatic(technically its a manual with automatic action)
    Its got a 5.0 v10 that revs to over 8000rpm
    It'll carry datsun parts in the back
    Its got a tiny fuel tank so you never get back ache driving, you do not get time!
    Its got a 5.0 v10 that revs to over 8000rpm
    you can get the family in.
    It handles so so well.
    Its got a 5.0 v10 that revs to over 8000rpm
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Blinded by science - now....put that in an S30 2+2 and Icould understand the smirk on your face.
     
  13. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    So you are equating a S30 2+2 = an Estate :confused::smash:
     
  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Doesn't everyone ?:unsure: At least I didn't mention the 'W' word.

    I quoted it because it is a 2+2 and a Z, nothing more.
     
  15. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

  16. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    They're special bits of engineering Sean. Very Special. I've always loved fast estates and proper Q-car's, which this is.

    Its a triumph of a massive corporation doing something just because they can. This, the Z3M coupe etc.
     
  17. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Could have been done better (see attached).....and could have been worse !

    Appreciated but what is the point of someone having this on a UK road as a customer ?

    How much has this car lost in value since it left the forecourt ?

    Wunder-break.....:eek:
     

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  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I agree Sean, it is a bit 'bonkers' these days and that's probably why it's in a auction.

    However I can't help liking it.
     
  19. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    It’s a bit odd for Z owners to ask ‘what’s the point’ of any special car. The point is it tickles you. If you just want to go from A to B, get a 10 yr old small Toyota.
     
  20. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    I did, Corolla T-sport....also 8000rpm.:D
     

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