The latest Mission: Impossible is theaters right now, and the BMW M5 has a starring role. The car chase is being hailed by critics as one of the best in years, so if you’re a fan of BMWs, or just high-octane action in general, it’s definitely worth a trip to the theater.
Along with a current generation of BMW’s legendary sports sedan, the flick also features a classic E28 model, though some fans might cringe at the treatment it receives on the streets of Paris. After all, we can’t imagine too many owners of these fast-appreciating classics are cool with, say, jumping their rides down a flight of stairs.
But unlike Ethan Hunt, most gearheads aren’t trying to save the world — so maybe he gets a pass?
Our resident hot shoe Mike Musto, who owned a previous generation of the BMW super sedan, recently spent a week with the current model, and he came away pretty impressed. Here’s a snippet from his write up:
The power delivery is incredibly smooth, without a hint of turbo lag, and the M5 accelerates with authority when the go pedal is pushed. What’s more amazing than the engine, however, is the way the car manages its weight.
Throwing around over 4,300 pounds is no easy task, but the M5 makes it seem effortless. Place the car in M Dynamic mode and it feels like it instantly sheds 1,000-pounds. It’s well balanced, nimble, and thanks to massive carbon ceramic brakes, hauls itself down promptly when you’re hard on the pedal.
You can read Mike’s full review here, and if you’re interested, head to your local AutoNation-affiliated BMW dealer and arrange a test drive. We think you’ll like this Bavarian bruiser as much as he did — just try not to take it down a flight of stairs.