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Old 11-20-2009, 03:29 AM
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If I hear somone mention how BMW said they would NEVER have an all-wheel-drive, turbo/super-charged, or automatic M car again - I think I will go mad! This is why the adage "never say never" originated. Obviously they changed their standing on this.
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or contributes to corporate strategy, ie, if BMW lets on they're unleashing a beast of an SUV, then porsche/land rover/mercedes etc will throw more money into charging up their vehicles...this way, they caught most of these guys off guard...same thing with skyscrapers...the guys that are going for the world's tallest won't let out the true height until its finished so that others can't design for taller.
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or contributes to corporate strategy, ie, if BMW lets on they're unleashing a beast of an SUV, then porsche/land rover/mercedes etc will throw more money into charging up their vehicles...this way, they caught most of these guys off guard...same thing with skyscrapers...the guys that are going for the world's tallest won't let out the true height until its finished so that others can't design for taller.
True. The whole world is a pi$$ing contest. Faster, bigger, stronger, taller.
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any more reviews? has 5th gear or top gear tested the M's yet?
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Top Gear tested the X5 M tonight... but you don't want to know.
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Top Gear tested the X5 M tonight... but you don't want to know.
just watched it, and what a waste.
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Usual clarkson, toys out of the pram then any excuse to crowbar in a jag or a landrover surprised he didn't get an Aston in to the review somehow.
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First Drive by Autocar:
BMW X5 M - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk

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Enjoyable though the wall of torque is, we can’t quite bring ourselves to recommend a 2.4-tonne SUV that’ll struggle to break 20mpg in everyday use. The X5 M feels like a vehicle for another time – or at least, a country with lower fuel prices.

And while the M tuning has added a little extra capability in corners, too high a price has been paid in terms of ride quality. Harder still to forgive is the fact that it singularly fails to feel like an M car.

Doubtless this vehicle will draw a few buyers away from Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo; it is marginally softer on the soul, after all. They may even enjoy the launch control system, the undeniably strong surge of power, the harsh ride and heavy steering and consider themselves fortunate to have bought what is one of the best ‘high-performance SUVs’.

But if they think they’ve stumped up £76k for one of M division’s finest creations, they’ll be kidding themselves.
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It's a clear cultural (UK) dislike of SUV's in general, performance SUV's for certain and virtually anything that doesn't originate from the other side of the 'pond'.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion - regardless of how f'd up it is.
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Obviously, when i'am buying the X5M i'am not buying it to go offroading on a mountain, my Goal is to have PRACTICAL CAR, meaning knowing in a back of my head, that i have enough power to pass anyone i want to, and have a confidance in my car that it will corner like i need to at times, plus having enough space in a car to put some stuff in the back, so Clarksson can .............
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