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
This is good. The old M5 offered 11 gearchange options, apparently, and in this one it doesn’t make any difference anyway, because the double-clutch shifts are so good. And we’re off, finally. There’s a head-up display! Fab! Of course you can configure this as well, but I have it showing the speed, the gear and... what’s this? Surely it isn’t an on-screen digital edition of BMW’s famous econometer? Can things be that bad? No, dolt, it’s actually the rev counter. Thank God for that.