E63 vs f10 m5

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  1. 8 May 2019 at 6:46 PM #1
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    Can't make my mind up on which one to move to next.
    Basically wanting something still nice and fast to drive, good all-round and comfy on the motorway. I think the two tick majority of those boxes but I can't make my mind up which one to go after.
    One criteria for any other options is that it needs to be comfy on the motorway.
     
  2. 8 May 2019 at 9:51 PM #2
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    Probably the F10 out of those too, but I think an X5m is a good call, everything those can offer but with high up motorway majesty.
     
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  3. 8 May 2019 at 9:52 PM #3
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    Will have a look at the x5m never really thought if that but again may tick the box.
     
  4. 15 May 2019 at 11:50 AM #4
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    Tough choice. But E63

    Also note F10 M5 engines are failing at quite an alarming rate
     
  5. 15 May 2019 at 12:37 PM #5
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    Really, what’s the common issues?

    The S63 is the same engine in the F90 M5 too, so doesn’t bode well.
     
  6. 15 May 2019 at 3:22 PM #6
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  7. 15 May 2019 at 3:34 PM #7
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    A normally aspirated, screaming V10 or a turbocharged V8 hmm.
    I like turbos, they just seem to appeal to me. There's lowdown oomph which is perhaps missing on the screamers. But there is a price. The extra heat and wear cannot be good news - especially in a BMW.
    On balance for me it would be the screaming V10. It's a peach :)
    It would be great to own a petrol station though :D
     
  8. 15 May 2019 at 5:09 PM #8
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    I've been looking at M6 V10. Just not sure on the cost of importing from Ireland as I've seen one with 13 months paid warranty
     
  9. 15 May 2019 at 5:12 PM #9
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    The M6 is faster than the M5 (slightly) :D
    I'm unaware of the costs involved in bringing a car in from the south of Ireland but I'm pretty sure others have done it.
    Obviously it's easier and free to do it from the north but I suspect that's not your problem.
    Maybe post a thread in General and see if anyone can clear it up for you.
     
  10. 15 May 2019 at 5:20 PM #10
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    I was in your dilemma and as per my avatar you can see my choice.
    Performance there’s nothing really in it nor comfort but for me where the two differed is first of all looks, my E63 came in white with exterior carbon pack and looks the nuts imo, the M5 for me just looks a bit rounded and soft, not aggressive enough.
    The noise was also a big factor in which the Merc won for me hands down.
    In short I’d say if you want a very fast unassuming car then the M5 but if you want the a cruiser that can turn into a cruise missile in the blink of an eye then the E63.
     
  11. 15 May 2019 at 6:09 PM #11
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    Car is located 20 minutes from Dublin, was previously a UK car and he bought it from northern Ireland. I'll do some digging be a great buy if I don't have to pay any charges
     
  12. 15 May 2019 at 6:11 PM #12
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    The e63 is edging just slightly as you've mentioned they're both very fast, very comfy they both look good in the right colours but for me the noise of the merc wins it for me and it's slightly cheaper on insurance for me. I'm still making my mind up and selling my own car atm so I just need to be patient and wait for the car to sell before I jump into another car
     
  13. 15 May 2019 at 6:42 PM #13
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    I used to have the E63 6.2 2006, excellent car and it will do everything you would want. A close friend of mine had the M5, on the motorway the Merc would leave him behind, but on the twisties it was a different story. The Merc is comfortable and refined when you want it to be, or select the sports options and she would go bananas, my friends M5 was just insane all the time, he said his M5 always felt 'on it' and never really allowed him to relax, I never drove it so can't comment. The final thing to take into account is that I never had an issue with the Merc over 2 years of ownership and 20k miles and sold mine for the same I bought her for, he was plagued with issues, mainly from the gearbox and lost a sack of cash on it.
     
  14. 15 May 2019 at 6:48 PM #14
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    @zulfario94 are we talking about BMW E63 or Merc E63?
    I assumed BMW but maybe I'm wrong :)
     
  15. 15 May 2019 at 7:16 PM #15
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    The original thread was for Merc e63 vs f10 m5. But I've seen a e63 V10 on pistonheads that has warranty but it's in Ireland and hence the few messages back to you in the thread. I was originally looking at v10 M6 but couldn't find anything I wanted to spend my money on and decided to up the budget and look at the f10 and e63 merc. They're all very good contenders for what I want the car for so I just need to get rid of mine and then start the search.
    The additional warranty on the M6 puts my mind at ease. The only thing I want to do is change the idrive to cic but not sure how readily available the bits are on the 6 series as there seems to be very few facelift m6s
     
  16. 15 May 2019 at 7:22 PM #16
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    Ah, understood :) Yes, a warranty does give you some peace of mind but make sure it's a good one.
    Member @alpina527 does (did) CIC upgrades but like you I'm unsure how many would still be available.
     
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