Last post on Nov 30, 2007 at 1:07 PM
You are in the BMW 5-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M35, Sedan
Mar 31, 2007 (10:41 am)
Interesting. When I told the BMW dealer I was looking at the M35, he took us directly to the 530xi. Did not even mention the 525 (now the 528). The similar equipped 530 was actually $10 less per month (lease) than the M35.
I havent seen any website or car magazine compare the M45 to a 535 anywhere.
Anytime i see the M45, you always see the E550, GS430, A6 4.2 and 550 in the same sentence.
Guess we are getting our information from different places.
I normally refer to Motor Trend, Car and Drive, Road and Track, etc....
Kudos to BMW for improving the engine. The 530 (I6) with 255 HP was WEEEEAAAAAAKKKKKKK. Im sure the new engine will hold its own next to the M35.
Either way, all great cars.
#97 of 143 Re: ??????? [mmoreno1978]
Mar 31, 2007 (1:17 pm)
"Kudos to BMW for improving the engine. The 530 (I6) with 255 HP was WEEEEAAAAAAKKKKKKK. Im sure the new engine will hold its own next to the M35. "
That's one perspective. I, persoanally, wouldn't consider the m35, one reason being the engine. It had a little more power(25hp) then the 3.0L BMW engine, but it's loud, thrashy, heavy, and very thirsty. That just doesn't seem worth it for a .3 second 1/4 mile gap... My buddy with a g35 says he's happy to get 21-22mph highways.
OTOH, the newer BMW engine has 300hp, 300lb-ft, and has the positive traits of the older motor. It's been dynoed at ~350hp--which would make it more of an m45 competitor..
#98 of 143 Re: ??????? [dhanley]
Mar 31, 2007 (1:58 pm)
So which Infiniti M competes against a BMW 550 in your world?
#99 of 143 Re: ??????? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 02, 2007 (7:23 am)
None. The 550 is awesome.
#100 of 143 Re: ??????? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:25 am)
The next 550i engine upgrade(N64B44O1 engine) will put it at the Audi S6 doorstep
#101 of 143 Re: ??????? [sixpaqs]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:34 am)
You must be in the same world as dhanley. Hows the weather?
#102 of 143 Re: ??????? [achonko]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:34 am)
The AUDI S6 competes with the BMW M5.
#103 of 143 Re: ??????? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 02, 2007 (12:10 pm)
BMW 335(300 HP)i vs Au di S4 (340 HP)
BMW M3 (420HP)vs Audi RS4 (420 HP)
BMW 550i(360 HP) vs Audi S6(435 HP)
BMW M5 (507 HP) vs Audi RS6 (520+HP)
So the S6 is not a direct competitor to the M5, it is currently being compared to the M5 because of the absence of the RS6 for the time being.
#104 of 143 Re: ??????? [achonko]
Apr 02, 2007 (12:21 pm)
I guess were getting off the point of this conversation.
If someone is looking at a M45, they are also looking at the BMW 550i, Audi A6 4.2, MB E550, Lexus GS430, etc...
All 8 cylinder engines.
But Thank You for the SPECS on the AUDI.
#105 of 143 Costs
Apr 02, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Hard for me to understand how the Beemer costs less than the M35, because that is the polar opposite experience that we just faced (in Canada). We compared, and test drove extensively the usual choices from BMW Lexus, Audi, and Infiniti. When we compared the loaded M35x to a similarly equiped BMW 530xi, the lease payment would be $1035montly for the M35x, vs over $1500/month for the BMW. We have driven 3 Bimmers in the past, but there was no way that we could justify paying so much more for the BMW. Our new M35x is due to arrive in 2 weeks. I hope we will be happy with our choice.