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  • Birty_B

    There’s some really good photo’s in there. Love the first one of the blue car looking for traction haha. 

  • Guest

    Does it feel like a US$260,000 car or a US$90,000 car? 

    Note: This is a trick question :)

    • Kimbery20

      I think the word “RIP OFF” was made for the car industry in Australia!

      • Force-15

         I think “rip off” is technically a phrase. Still, the mark-ups we get on cars here is ridiculous.

        • Kimbery20

          yeh your right, my bad ”
          I think the PHRASE “RIP OFF” was made for the car industry in Australia!” =) 

          Lemme  put this “mark-up” in perspective for everyone….

          For this $260,000 in the USA you can get:

          - One M5 for you and one M5 for your wife…thats 2 of these M5′s ($90,000 x 2 = $180,000)….still have another $80,000 left

          - 1 M3 for your son $60,000

          - 1 Mini Cooper for your daughter at $20,000

          Just think over this for a second and you’ll see just how crap our car industry is in Australia…..

    • ABC

      In the US:
      - BM M5: US$90,000
      - LandCruiser: US$80,000

      In Aust:
      - BM M5: US$260,000
      - LandCruiser: US$90,000

      Better get a LandCruiser.

      • Phil

        Landcuiser starts at A$77,414 in Australia and US$68,920 in USA.

  • O123

    sex on wheels

    • Dominique Vøn Hütch

      hmmm really?  Maserati or Aston bit sexier IMHO or the new 6 series.

  • Jerrycan

    Fantastic piece of equipment for the track.
    Waste of money for the road or an everyday driver.
    Just ask Tomic.

    • Car Bore

      Tomic had an M3

    • AnonyGoose

      Tomic had a M3…

  • Imo

    Climate change isn’t a myth but global warming?…now that’s another matter.
    Great car…better looking than the m3

  • Audisr5

    Can somone from the Car Industry explain why we are being asked to pay these totally out of proportion prices. Where is the ACCC when this is going on? Even if you purchase in the UK with Right Hand Drive you areway better off.  Please explain! 

  • runnaln

    If it was 90K it would be a impressive but pretty useless (On road) car at $230k its obscene. You can understand why, but you notice the authors never mention this massive and I mean massive rape of the Australian car buyer. $170K US dollars less in the US. Come on Car-Aadvice how can anyone be impressed with a car they have had 170K stolen from them.

  • Kunth Ruchooshulq-Smith

    Go to town on Wayne Swine !!!! Why isn’t he farking throttling those criminals (oz car dealers) with a blow-torch and steel wire brush in hand ???? Bloody useless twonk !!!!

    • Golfschwein

      Tell him to remove the LCT that the Howard government put in place on top of their own GST, for starters. Just a thought. It’ll help, right?

  • Audisr5

    Car Advice. when are you going to have the balls to comment on pricing? You really are showing a lack of true courage and independent reviews.  Stand up for the Australian car purchaser

    • Dave S

      This is about the M5 – not pricing.
      If you cant afford the price dont complain, keep dreaming like everyone else.

      Pricing is effected by: our country’s location, our population and the size of our country.
      Importers, have never had it so good.

      back to the story.

      I like the ‘M’ cars, but my concern is adding these turbos, does nothing for the brand, or the wonderful sound they should produce. Looks great in photos or a test track though.

  • MattP

    No mention of the kW this new engine is producing in the article . . . . only that it is the most powerful featured in a M car.

    kW please?

  • Yoyo_009

    Um anyone here complaining about pricing ever stepped out of there front door??!! It is a different ECONOMY!!! it is as expensive for Americans to pay $90000 there as it is for Australians to Pay the $230000 here. Their wages are much lower then ours, everything is in proportion!! Same in the UK!!!

BMW M5 Specs

4.4L TURBO MPFI - 7 SP AUTO DIRECT SHIFT - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
BMW
Model
M5
Series
F10 MY12
Year
2012
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
4.4L
Cylinders
TURBO V8
Max. Torque
680Nm @  1500rpm
Max. Power
412kW @  6000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
220.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
88.3x89mm
Compression Ratio
10.0
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
7 SP AUTO DIRECT SHIFT
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.154
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
80
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
9.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1870
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1456mm
Length
4910mm
Width
1891mm
Ground Clearance
117mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2000  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
12.6
Front Rim Size
9x20
Rear Rim Size
10x20
Front Tyres
265/35 R20
Rear Tyres
295/30 R20
Wheel Base
2964
Front Track
1627
Rear Track
1582
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Con + Climate Control Multi Zone, Power front seats, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
Adaptive Drive, Adaptive Damping Control, 20 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Driver
Cruise Control, Head Up Display, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering, Reversing Camera
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Engine Immobiliser
Other
Service Interval
24 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-M-7
Country of Origin
GERMANY