midsize sedan with high ownership costs and below-average safety ratings
Pros - Potent engine, good on gas, lots of high tech features, excellent front seats and outstanding grip around turns.
Cons - Awkwardly shaped trunk, lacks thrilling V-8 sound and the adaptive suspension doesn’t achieve ideal comfort.
fast luxurious sedan with high ownership costs. When I was looking for a sedan for my family and myself three years ago, I knew nothing could compare to the BMW M5. And now when I own it I am able to completely appreciate the boundaries of the ultimate driving machine. The twin-turbocharged engine fires up quickly with low turbo lag, but peak power and that wonderful V8 exhaust sound don't kick in until around 3,000 rpm. You won't get much chance to enjoy the latter, since very little of the activity from beneath the hood makes its way into the quiet luxury sedan's cabin. The trunk space is quite less due to its awkward shape and the firm suspension makes ride quality harsh at times. But all I care ab...