James May drives the new BMW M5
His verdict on the newest M-car? "It's a bit like Ronald McDonald"
Posted: 10 Nov 2011
Cars with too many buttons and knobs, there to make the driver feel better about not really being a fighter pilot, despite having the watch, annoy me. This is just enough stuff, and less than you’d imagine considering that this is, to some extent, a reconfigurable car. I’d worked out what most of the important bits did within 10 minutes, but it should be remembered that deep in the sub menus of the iDrive system lurk unimaginable options governing bits of the car you may never have heard of. At the other end of the spectrum of comprehension, there is some rather nice suede-style trim on the A pillars.