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      10-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #135
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Originally Posted by W/// View Post
And the V8 is "just" a V10 with 2 cylinders chopped off... While I respect the V10 just like any car enthusiast out there, where is it now? They've depreciated so much that they can be had for low $30k all day. Not to mention it gets SMOKED by the F10 M5 in every performance category, not to mention fuel economy. .
The E60 M5's achilles' heel was the SMG gearbox...anyone who has driven one vs the newer DCTs knows exactly I'm talking about in terms of slow shifting and delayed response. If the V10 had been mated to the DCT, the performance would be very close and the E60 would have been the more fun car to drive.