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Old 02-19-2024, 03:40 PM   #1
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New (G90) M5 to be 5368 lbs (!!!)

https://www.motor1.com/news/709142/2...UoWxBPCFp4uu50

Holy crap! That is a full 1,000lbs heavier than the F90.

I will say that the F80 & F90 were a serious effort by BMW to drop weight with both of those models being at least a little lighter then the previous ones. With the G80 they added a bunch of weight (~300lbs?) but the G90? Wow.
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Old 02-19-2024, 04:38 PM   #2
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I saw that on Instagram this morning, but I did not suspect anybody here would have any interest. It is a hefty

Below is the weight of a new 530 taken by SavageGeese.
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Old 02-19-2024, 05:52 PM   #3
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How much does the hybrid battery system weigh? Can't be THAT much.
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Old 02-19-2024, 08:09 PM   #4
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I Think I would rather get this for about the same weight but cheaper …

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Old 02-19-2024, 08:41 PM   #5
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G80 weight gain was more like 400 lbs.

5300 lbs is about what the X5 hybrid weighs.
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Old 02-19-2024, 09:08 PM   #6
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G80 weight gain was more like 400 lbs.

5300 lbs is about what the X5 hybrid weighs.
Yep. My car is under 4K pounds. But, it is a big luxo cruiser for the most part. Still really happy with it. Perfect for someone who doesn’t drive much, but wants all the best experience when I do—comfort, sportiness, etc.

Two years into it, and there really is nothing compellingly better. It was sort of a spontaneous choice. But has been a great fit for my needs.
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Old 02-20-2024, 05:40 AM   #7
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Yep. My car is under 4K pounds. But, it is a big luxo cruiser for the most part. Still really happy with it. Perfect for someone who doesn’t drive much, but wants all the best experience when I do—comfort, sportiness, etc.

Two years into it, and there really is nothing compellingly better. It was sort of a spontaneous choice. But has been a great fit for my needs.
That's awesome. It's how I feel about my 1er 7yrs in. Hope you're still that happy with it for a while.
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G80 weight gain was more like 400 lbs.

5300 lbs is about what the X5 hybrid weighs.
I just kind of assume that at this point the 5-series is a better looking X5. That's where the R&D money goes. Sedans barely justify their continued existence.
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Old 02-20-2024, 11:52 AM   #9
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I Think I would rather get this for about the same weight but cheaper …

yeah the article even says that apparently even the i5 M60 (full EV) weighs a couple hundred pounds less than the M5!

When you're talking 5k pound large super sedans, I think i'd prefer an EV at that point. If you're going to put a V8 in something at this point, it'd better be full of character and available with a manual or whats the point. Only Cadillac seems to understand this.
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I just kind of assume that at this point the 5-series is a better looking X5. That's where the R&D money goes. Sedans barely justify their continued existence.
Yep, with the X3 & X5 being the bread & butter machines that is what they mostly focus on, SAVs.
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