2008 BMW M5 Consumer Reviews

2008 Bmw M 5
4.3
Average based on 10 reviews
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Fastest car I have ever driven.

by from Bakersfield, CA on January 5, 2012

I have owned 7 BMWs with the oldest being a 2004 model. I have had a couple 335is and got bored with them. Bought a few Mitsubishi Evo MR race cars. The price is high, they are quick but nothing like ...
I have owned 7 BMWs with the oldest being a 2004 model. I have had a couple 335is and got bored with them. Bought a few Mitsubishi Evo MR race cars. The price is high, they are quick but nothing like this car. I feel there is not an M mode but a non M Mode. Once driven in M mode it's hard not to do it all the time. It's like a 100+ shot of nitrous when you hit it. It goes from 400HP to 500+. And of course all the independent suspension and breaking is controlled by the computer. I have never came close to wrecking this car with the Traction Control System on. Once turned off, good luck handling this beast. For the first 2 months, and sometimes randomly, when I get out I am still shaking from the adrenaline. This is the funnest car I have ever driven hands down. Erik
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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AWESOME CAR

by from NEW JERSEY on May 11, 2011

THIS CAR IS FAST, IT HOLDS TE LINE AS IF IT WERE ON RAILS AND FITS MY FAMILY OF 5 . THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE ACCESS TO RACE TRACK, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REALLY APPRECIATE THIS CAR'S...
THIS CAR IS FAST, IT HOLDS TE LINE AS IF IT WERE ON RAILS AND FITS MY FAMILY OF 5 . THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE ACCESS TO RACE TRACK, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REALLY APPRECIATE THIS CAR'S POTENTIAL. ONCE YOU PRESS THE 'M' BUTTON ON THE WHEEL, IT CHANGES PERSONALITY AND SMOKES MOST OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROAD. I PURCHASED IT ON 04/10 WITH 15K MLIES.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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M5 is sweet

by from Colorado Springs on October 10, 2011

The BMW M5 is a heck of a car. This thing flies low and with the SMG trans it is a blast to drive. I noticed that the speed signs into turns became mere suggestions. You can pass at will and there isn...
The BMW M5 is a heck of a car. This thing flies low and with the SMG trans it is a blast to drive. I noticed that the speed signs into turns became mere suggestions. You can pass at will and there isn't all that much that can outrun you. The gadgets in the car can be distracting until you learn the car but once you get th I Drive down, you can rock in that car. The power in this beast is phenominal. I really tried to max it out but it didn't happen. She still had room to go The only negative is the size of the fuel tank and the mileage. Other than that, this is more car than I originally thought.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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m5 2008

by from ca on May 23, 2011

I love the car. Can't say enought about it. Great handling, best sedan in the world, wished give better gas mileage.
I love the car. Can't say enought about it. Great handling, best sedan in the world, wished give better gas mileage.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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BEST SPORTS SEDAN EVER

by from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 9, 2013

One of the best and smoothest sedan ever made and is very powerful comparing to other sport sedans cars and its a functional vehicle we can say its a luxury sports sedan
One of the best and smoothest sedan ever made and is very powerful comparing to other sport sedans cars and its a functional vehicle we can say its a luxury sports sedan
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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It's what they say and you hope squared

by from SF Bay Area, CA on October 4, 2014

First off let me say the car is amazing! The reviews that you've read and the complaints that they make, all of it's true. The gas mileage is horrible. It is definitely a little jerky at low speeds. I...
First off let me say the car is amazing! The reviews that you've read and the complaints that they make, all of it's true. The gas mileage is horrible. It is definitely a little jerky at low speeds. It definitely does not like to go slow. But the performance is everything you expect an hope and then some! And then some more! Times two! And most people buying this car a bind for the performance so you really don't care too much about that other stuff. The performance is that good, that any complaints you have, you honestly won't care. For anybody buying an M5, the performance is why you're buying it, that's all that matters and in that aspect it's unbelievable. Truly an unbelievable machine.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

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Outstanding Car

by from Southern California on April 3, 2008

I've owned the car for six months. The SMG transmission makes for sharp quick shifts. I'm not a fan of the automatic mode - it's a bit jerky - but helpful in heavy traffic when i dont want to bother s...
I've owned the car for six months. The SMG transmission makes for sharp quick shifts. I'm not a fan of the automatic mode - it's a bit jerky - but helpful in heavy traffic when i dont want to bother selecting gears. It's nice to have the option. The power and acceleration are breathtaking. Steering is tight and the car responds well. The car's limits are well beyond my own. All that in a car that has a smooth ride (unless you want it tight - it's a setting), holds my family comfortably and plent of room for 4 sets of golf clubs. It doesn't get any better. The interior is minimalist. I think it looks better in the brushed aluminum, but it's available in wood. Not luxurious nor is it meant to be. The upgraded leather seats are fantastic and adjust to every size of person. Heads Up display is a must - extremely helpful. iDrive - I disagree with the critics. It becomes easy to use after 30 mins. The Navigation interface isn't great but it's passable. The blue tooth phone system is the best I've ever experienced. You can hear people clearly and they can hear you easily - even people in the back seat can talk! This car is definitely worth a look.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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No regrets

by from Northern Va on April 30, 2012

This car is amazing. It's way more capable than my driving skills, so I'm driving as much as possible to improve. It's just so much fun to drive! Manual transmission all the way!
This car is amazing. It's way more capable than my driving skills, so I'm driving as much as possible to improve. It's just so much fun to drive! Manual transmission all the way!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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M for mediocre?

by from Atlanta Georgia on September 17, 2010

I was surprisingly disappointed with my BMW M5 and traded it in after 7 months. The car is a rocket and yes fast, but the V10 is very thirsty and cabin noise at speed was irritating after a while. Han...
I was surprisingly disappointed with my BMW M5 and traded it in after 7 months. The car is a rocket and yes fast, but the V10 is very thirsty and cabin noise at speed was irritating after a while. Handling was good enough and the brakes strong. I found the interior boring and for $75,000 expect a little more from Germany. I do not miss my M5 at all.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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enthusiast

by from georgia on January 18, 2012

This car is very poor overall and would not recommend. Many transmission problem manual or smg transmission. I'm going with a porsche instead more reliable overall but a little more money
This car is very poor overall and would not recommend. Many transmission problem manual or smg transmission. I'm going with a porsche instead more reliable overall but a little more money
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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