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Old 07-12-2001, 05:20   #1 (permalink)
 
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German tuning house, Racing Dynamics GmbH, now offers a more muscular BMW M5. A thorough upgrade of the 5.0 litre 32 valve V8 engine creates a 375 kW monster of a sports sedan with torque to burn. For Racing Dynamics claims a torque figure of 608 Nm at 4,000 rpm for the upgraded engine, the extra grunt won through the fitting of a ram air induction system, lighter forged pistons, lighter rods, and a freer flowing exhaust system. New engine management software and a higher compression ratio also help the modified M5 achieve supercar levels of performance. Racing Dynamics claims a top speed of 310 km/h for its new charger, and a 0-100 time of just 4.8 seconds. The engine upgrade isn't cheap, costing close to $100,000.
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Old 07-12-2001, 05:32   #2 (permalink)
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Looks nice, doesn't have a big wing just a nice aggressive stance. Love the specs though, very serious for a car to do 0-100 in 4.8secs. 375kw is handy, but the price isn't. :eek: :eek:
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Yeah the price is steep isn't it. This is what the T series look was all about. Just didn't get the motor cred in the public eye to make it work. No body kit just wheels. Has a look that I could live with!
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That thing is just awesome I love the understated yet menacing look, much like what the T-SERIES tried to be, and like you said Ian, it was most likely the lack of brute power that caused the problem with sales.

I would've expected this M5 to be quicker than what is stated though, with 375kW and over 600nm, low 4sec should be what it should do, although it probably weighs close to 2 tonne!
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That thing is just awesome I love the understated yet menacing look, much like what the T-SERIES tried to be, and like you said Ian, it was most likely the lack of brute power that caused the problem with sales.

I would've expected this M5 to be quicker than what is stated though, with 375kW and over 600nm, low 4sec should be what it should do, although it probably weighs close to 2 tonne!
Yeah maybe traction is a problem. *Ford please note "that is what wheel arches should look like"*
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Theres no way you could drive that on Aussie streets, look at those rims, they must be 20inch!:eek:
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*Ford please note "that is what wheel arches should look like"*
And that's how to fill up wheel arches too!!.. Nothing like having massive wheel arches and tiny wheels now is there... :rolleyes:
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That thing is just awesome I love the understated yet menacing look, much like what the T-SERIES tried to be
I reckon one of the T's should still try to look a little understated.. Perhaps the TS and leave the TE and GT (oh please, please!!) be the boy racers and have the TS as the sleeper.. :D
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I reckon one of the T's should still try to look a little understated.. Perhaps the TS and leave the TE and GT (oh please, please!!) be the boy racers and have the TS as the sleeper.. :D

Yeah a few people have been saying that for a while. The T series concept wasn;t that far off base and I think that the TS model would be the logical choice.
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Theres no way you could drive that on Aussie streets, look at those rims, they must be 20inch!:eek:
I agree about the ride height not lending itself to being user friendly but that body does look real smooth
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