By Kimatni D. Rawlins, Automotive Rhythms
They say, “good things come to those who wait.” It’s the simplest proverb in the English language eulogizing the virtue of patience. And, it’s exactly what connoisseurs of high-performance Bravarian sports sedans have to endure before moving to the ownership stage. Is it because “M” is the most powerful letter in the alphabet, or that it equates to the lethal performance division of BMW? Is a two-year wait worth its weight in gold? Maybe so, but then there are those who care less about context and logic and more about experience and reason. In other words, drop the subjective theories and pass the keys please!
“All I want to do is drive an M5,” is a very popular philosophy, almost cult-like. Whether it’s the latest fifth generation model, with multitudes of new technological features and mechanical innovations, or the iconic M5 (E28) from 1984 with 286 horsepower, the fascination over the capabilities of M Brand vehicles has always automatically identified them as mavericks of the industry. For starters, the basic premise of BMW 5 Series models already begins with a performance orientation that allows gentlemen and ladies alike to experience not only the executive aptitude, but sporty personas of the German sedan. Once these qualities have been engineered into the M5, a bevy of illustrious transformations take place to quell the insatiable desires of any potential or current M owner.