In the NY Times latest review of the 2013 BMW M5 and M6 the writer claims the 2013 BMW M5 and M6 are fast but funless.
Here are some of the highlights...
"No longer is the supremacy of a new BMW M car a given; a wealth of well-bred competitors lets shoppers run their compare-and-contrast drills before they reflexively hand over huge sums to BMW.
regrettably for the brand that virtually patented the man-machine connection, there’s a sense that technical proficiency has upstaged old-time BMW fun. As they devour the road, taming every difficult passage, these M’s are tuxedo-clad prodigies in a hushed concert hall. The performance amazes, but you find yourself craving the raw, rude fire of the Beastie Boys.
One thing I never thought I’d say in my lifetime: a Mercedes, specifically the E63 AMG, whose outlaw attitude would seem well matched to a young billionaire soccer club owner, is a charming, fried-rubber yahoo compared with these BMWs.
Viewed in a vacuum, these M’s still rock the road. But in an expanding performance universe, BMW ought to question its course of making warp-speeders that shorten trips between planets but leave the drivers in suspended animation. People don’t buy fast cars to make better time, but to make their time better."
So what say you Spies?
Do you agree?