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    Interesting fact! In 1937, BMW built the world's fastest motorcycle. It was sped up to a speed of 278 km per hour.

    The BMW M5 tries to be all things to all drivers: comfortable, With the Competition package, the M5 outputs horsepower. Antuan.

    While the current M5 is a handful already, this special-edition super-sedan totals a berserk hp—the highest output ever for a production BMW vehicle. Archived from the original on 28 September Due to an apparent lack of structural rigidity caused by the removal of the roof, steel reinforcements were added under both side valance panels. The E39 M5 had a significant increase in power and was produced in much greater numbers than the previous generations. This is no boy-racer with a goofy spoiler and a punishing, overly firm suspension; it's a gentleman's sports sedan.

    BMW M5 review: No boy-racer, this is the gentleman's sport sedan - Roadshow

    The Good The BMW M5 is extremely customizable, putting multiple drive, suspension, steering, and transmission modes at the driver's fingertips. Standard adaptive suspension helps the sedan to feel planted at speed but comfortable around town. The Bad The dual-clutch transmission exhibits some odd behaviors at low speeds.

    Using the stop-start system can result in jerky stoplight starts. With the aid of a lot of expensive technology, it delivers on nearly all fronts. The M5 can be so comfortable that you'll actually want to drive it all day, and suddenly, almost scarily powerful and capable. The sedan makes no compromises to its M-badged pursuit of performance for daily driveability. The M5 can be both genteel and brutal thanks to a collection of toggles that allow the driver to instantly customize the sedan's performance and character to an almost ridiculous degree.

    The engine, suspension, steering and transmission each have three individually selectable modes that transform aspects of the sedan from street-friendly to race-ready at the touch of a button. Peek beneath our example's Sakhir Orange Metallic bonnet and you'll find a 4.

    The engine is force-fed fuel and air via direct injection and a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers mounted in a "hot inside V" configuration. This means that the turbos are nestled between the engine's cylinder banks, rather than hung off the sides, for more compact packaging, more responsive spooling, and better control over thermal efficiency.

    The Competition package also fits the sedan with black chrome tailpipes and inch alloy wheels with performance tires and further tweaks the suspension, steering ratio and M Dynamic driving mode. The engine has settings for Efficient, Sport and Sport Plus that tweak the output of the turbocharged mill and the responsiveness of the throttle. The standard seven-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission DCT has three settings of its own that adjust its programming and the aggressiveness of the shifts.

    In its lowest setting, mode 1, the transmission feels a bit lazy and emphasizes smooth and early shifts. Moving to mode 2 and 3 progressively speeds up the shifts and adjusts the shift points to allow the engine to build more power before moving on to the next gear. Around town, I found this setting to be awkward for a few reasons. Primarily, the gearbox attempts to mimic a manual transmission and doesn't creep forward when idling, slips the clutch when accelerating from a stop, and rolls backward slightly when starting on an incline.

    When paired with the M5's anti-idling engine stop-and-start system, pulling away from a stop light was an inconsistent and sometimes jerky affair. Fortunately, the stop-start system can be disabled and the gearbox set to a more solid setting. I also was a significantly annoyed to find that BMW's odd new shift lever doesn't feature a "Park" position, which led to quite a bit of confusion when the time came to get out of the M5 at the end of my first drive.

    I tried putting the transmission in neutral and setting the parking brake, but the dashboard flashed a warning light and a message stating that the vehicle could roll away.

    Baffled, I checked the digital owners manual found in the iDrive infotainment system and found that I had, in fact, done the right thing and that the car would automatically shift to Park when powered off. However, I found it annoying that the car would still nag me with warnings and messages every time I went to park. Much later, colleague and Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham informed me that the proper M5 parking method, according to his contacts at BMW, is to leave the car in Drive, engage the parking brake, and shut down the engine.

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