Cars I've (Wished I'd) Owned (Part 14 of 14)

2009 BMW M5
Aka: “The Most Likely”

The E38 M5 from 1998 to 2003 really stepped up the game with a 5.0 liter 400hp V8 and low slung graceful looks, but this E60 chassis, 7-speed V10 (from 2005 to Present) with 500hp, designed by American born (first time in BMW’s history that a non-German was appointed Head Designer) Chris Bangle takes it to another level. The perfect balance of agility and speed, performance and style, in your face looks and refined drivability – all mysteriously, impeccably, and lusciously at once. It’ll smoke just about anything else on the road, but you can still throw the in-laws or kids in the back seat when duty calls. What my next car will most probably be once the Benz is retired in a few years.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this self-indulgent diversion. We now return to your regularly scheduled programming.


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