New M5 versus my Macan GTS

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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by Macan forum » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Interesting review - thanks for sharing.


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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by Gazoak » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 pm

That's a great review on the M5. It just doesn't look special enough but maybe that is what the M5 market wants. We reluctantly sold our Macan SD back to Porsche Chester after DPF issues and bought a pre-registered M3 Competition Pack with 23 miles on the clock. It's a great car and very different to the Macan. Obviously much more powerful with 444hp on tap and it can get a little ridiculous in the wet being only rear wheel drive. I would agree that the tech (satnav etc) is much better in the BMW. Ironically, there is also more legroom in the back than in the Macan. It does produce a great noise through the straight 6. The DCT thought is not quite as good as PDK in that it is not as smooth or as easy to revert to auto from manual or paddles. There is no rear centre armrest or cup holders in the back of the M3 (my biggest annoyance) yet there is in the most basic 3 series! It is much more thirsty and has a smaller fuel tank. We get 31.5mpg on a run whereas we used to get 44mpg from the Macan. It is slightly harder on the suspension yet the M3 does not have run-flats.

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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by MCDK » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:15 pm

SD to an M3 definitely sounds like a step in the right direction!


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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by Wing Commander » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:45 pm

MCDK wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:15 pm
SD to an M3 definitely sounds like a step in the right direction!
+1. Nice looking & sounding car! 8-)
Simon

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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by Philp » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:34 pm

Your M3 looks smart - more aggressive and sporty than M5. Size wise it’s probably near as dammit as practical as M5. They are seriously good value too. Checked my GTS and after 14k miles ive averaged 18.1 mpg so the M3 isn’t that bad!


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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by Hitman999 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm

Philp wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Your M3 looks smart - more aggressive and sporty than M5. Size wise it’s probably near as dammit as practical as M5. They are seriously good value too. Checked my GTS and after 14k miles ive averaged 18.1 mpg so the M3 isn’t that bad!
Great write up on the M5.
I was averaging 22mpg in my M3 but only around 17mpg in my GTS.

Pic of my old M3 below

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The next generation M3 will be interesting especially if it is switchable 4wd as in the M5. Prices on the M5 have come down a lot but like others have said just doesn't look special enough.
Current: Porsche Macan GTS Night Blue / Full GTS Interior
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Re: New M5 versus my Macan GTS

Post by Fusion1966 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:56 am

Hi Phil,

The new RS6 is being launched soon, moving from Macan to Avant would give you all the space you need!


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