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Default For the M550i Owners: Thoughts? - 12-24-2019, 08:51 AM

I'm in the market for a 4-door. My family has outgrown my E92 and I now understand the utility of the go-fast sedan.

I'd love to hear any thoughts on the platform from any M550i owners out there.

Essentially, I'm looking for a car with luxury amenities that also has enough power to be fun. I will not be doing any serious track days or attempting to break platform records. Just occasional straight line events - one or two a year. One key requirement is reliability... my E92 N54 became quite finicky over the years.

Also looking at the F80 M3 and C63. Open to any other platforms I should be considering. Looking in the under 60K used market.
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Default 12-24-2019, 09:46 PM

You’re going to find that the M550 isn’t really a family vehicle. The back seat is quite tight. That’s why I got the X3 two years ago. We couldn’t get three adults comfortably in the G30.
The M3 and C63 will be even worse. Maybe consider a Hellcat? Or even a regular Charger SRT8?

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Default 01-10-2020, 01:47 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I really like the German build quality but you are right that there are alternatives. This will not be a daily driver so I'm willing to put up with some of those tradeoffs.
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Default 01-20-2020, 06:16 PM

My e60 5er has more space in backseat than my f10! I believe mostly due to the big bulky seat backs... maybe a 7 series?

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