I’m undecided if I do know of a single gearhead that doesn’t love poking round enjoyable automotive configurators to construct dream vehicles they’ll’t afford. I do it in all probability greater than I ought to and it may be getting unhappy. However I digress. When you’re a fan of doing in order nicely, the online car configurator for the brand-new BMW M5 has simply gone dwell on the model’s German web site. So let’s test it out.
The very first thing you get to do is to do some 360-degree take a look at the brand new M5, which is kind of enjoyable. It means that you can get a great take a look at the automotive from all angles and that can assist choose colours and choices afterward. Usually, the following step in BMW’s configurator could be the place you pick the engine and transmission. Nonetheless, there aren’t any choices for the M5. The one selection is the four.four liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 600 hp, an eight-speed auto and BMW M’s new xDrive all-wheel drive system. Disgrace, actually.
Now, it’s the enjoyable half — selecting colours. BMW M vehicles have a protracted historical past of providing cool shade choices. The brand new F90-gen BMW M5 is not any completely different. There are literally extra intersting colours than I believed there could be. For example, you will get your BMW M5 painted in Snapper Rocks Blue or Marina Bay Blue Metallic. Whereas we’ve seen the Marina Bay Blue in all of the press images, Snapper Rocks Blue is attention-grabbing on the M5. My private favourite, although, and the one I selected, was Donington Grey. I like my M5s to be a bit extra refined and Donington Gray presents a extremely nice subdued look. Bluestone Metallic is good, too.
As for the wheels, I selected the Model 706M 20-inchers in Jet Black. I believe they give the impression of being the most effective of all three decisions they usually make the M5 look actually aggressive. The Bi-color variant of them, with some silver in there, don’t look pretty much as good to me however I’m not essentially a method guru, now am I? As for the Model 705M wheels, I don’t like them in any respect however they’re an inch smaller so somebody who lives in an space with actually tough roads may respect the bigger sidewall.
On the within, I went with the usual black leather-based as a result of I’m low-cost and boring. But additionally as a result of, of all the colour choices, black seems finest with the Donington Gray paint. As for the trim, I went with the aluminum and carbon fiber combo, which seems finest with the black leather-based. Personally, I’m not an enormous fan of carbon fiber in automotive interiors, because it simply seems a bit tacky to me (It’s not really saving any weight, who’re you kidding, automotive firms? These seats weigh greater than I do. Give me actual wooden or actual steel. No baked plastic composites, please. Finish of rant).
After that, I finished caring as a result of all I care about in an M5 is its engine, chassis and appears. Each different possibility is superfluous. Nonetheless, for those who like toys, the M5 has many, many non-obligatory ones. So there are fairly a couple of to select from.
Personally, I may spend hours configuring superior vehicles just like the M5. But when I don’t put pants on and really contribute one thing to the world at the moment, I’ll fall right into a deep despair.