Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/05/04

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Subject: [Leica] The other M5
From: grduprey at (
Date: Sun May 4 05:59:38 2008


I was recently at the BMW dealer here in town.  They have 3 of the new V8 
M3's, quite an awesome car.  Wish I could afford one.  ;-)  Sort of makes 
the M5 obsolete.


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Didier Ludwig <>
> Nice article and picture.
> Like with Leica M, the BMW M "3" is more popular around here than the "5", 
> for 
> understandable reasons. Unless you don't make dragstrip races or need to 
> carry 
> larger suitcases, I'd definitely prefer the M3 over the M5. The M3 is 
> lighter 
> and thus faster and significantly handier in the curves, faster in 
> acceleration 
> (at least below 200 km/h), and still has almost the same top speed 
> (assumed it's 
> not blocked anyway). Try both on he Nürburgring and you know what I mean. 
> Didier
> On Sat, 03 May 2008 17:34:16 -0400, Mark Rabiner <> 
> wrote:
> > A BMW M5 is the car.
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