IT'S HERE! Collecting My BMW M5
The BMW M5 has arrived! It's been a busy week, with a trip to the BMW Welt to collect the M5 as the icing on the cake. The latest Shmeemobile arrives to be the daily driver in Germany, a car from BMW M and hence there will be a lot of content to come as we get to know it inside-out.
The 6th Gen M5 mixes incredible performance with vast levels of technology, making it a super-saloon and a dream daily driver. I'll be taking the car to events like the Nurburgring 24H, Le Mans 24H and on other adventures around the continent as I get to know the M5 over many thousands of miles. We'll also be making special visits to venues like the factory, BMW individual, and experimenting more with the intelligent M xDrive system and the ability to pop it purely into 2WD mode - if 4WD/4WD Sport isn't your thing.
The car comes with thanks to BMW M who have very kindly provided it for test purposes over the coming months. As a car of particular interest to both myself and many of you - this seems like the perfect time to get to know what it's all about and put it through its paces.
To kick things off, a collection experience was lined up at the famous BMW Welt in Munich. It's a location home to handovers of cars to those from the USA and Canada doing 'European Delivery', but also to almost 20,000 customers from Germany, Italy, France and more who choose to come to the factory for the experience. As a way to have a memorable time collecting a new car, I honestly could not recommend it enough, it felt truly special and exciting.
It's been a busy week, collecting my Dad's Aston Martin DB11, then both my new Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition and Red Edition, and now the long-term test car BMW M5, but certainly one I won't forget as the new adventures for this summer get underway!
Thanks for watching, Tim