• BMW test drivers are not very friendly, BimmerBoost spots the manual F10 M5 testing in Socal

      So, your typical day in Southern California. Sun shining, go out for Sushi, and spot the F10 M5 doing some testing. This is apparently the manual test car, there were no shift paddles. The test driver seemed to be agitated we were taking so many photos. We kept snapping away until we both got a red light. The test drivers window was down so we tried to ask some questions, he just ignored us. BMW, it wouldn't hurt to get some test drivers with a personality or to interact with your fans. The guy is out on public roads, he shouldn't get upset people are snapping photos of a highly anticipated car. You guys aren't that upset about the 1M critcism, are you?






















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      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        LoL, nice video. That guy just straight up pretended you were not there.

        What did the exhaust sound like in person?
      1. dOpEdUpM3's Avatar
        dOpEdUpM3 -
        I like the front bumper. What is the red button in shot #6? Click here to enlarge
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        did he peel out at the light? Click here to enlarge

        Nice spotting.
      1. fstop7's Avatar
        fstop7 -
        It's possible he wasn't with BMW but rather one of the firms that tests for the govt.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        ^That is true, didn't think about that one. EPA guy? maybe that's why he was so emotionless.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        lol right on topanga and ventura huh. damnit. Looked very nice tho man good $#@! for spotting it sticky
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        LoL, nice video. That guy just straight up pretended you were not there.

        What did the exhaust sound like in person?
        He hardly even got on it, was so muffled I couldn't hear it much over the other traffic.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fstop7 Click here to enlarge
        It's possible he wasn't with BMW but rather one of the firms that tests for the govt.
        I don't think so, this is the first we have seen of the manual M5 testing. Seems I wasn't the only one who spotted him and it was a BMW test driver.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        lol right on topanga and ventura huh. damnit. Looked very nice tho man good $#@! for spotting it sticky
        I'm kind of bummed though, I should have yelled if BimmerBoost is your favorite BMW website don't move or say anything.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
        I like the front bumper. What is the red button in shot #6? Click here to enlarge
        The button he presses to self destruct the car if god forbid someone takes a video or rolls up asking questions.
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        wtf were you driving
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        wtf were you driving
        My Nissan Frontier, was picking up tires. Not glamorous, but when I need a truck it gets the job done.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        HA!

        So strange..... lol I like how you kept going.... "I love BMW seriously" haha... that was great Sticky...

        He probably thought you were full of $#@!! Shoulda been in your M3..... oh wait.... Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        HA!

        So strange..... lol I like how you kept going.... "I love BMW seriously" haha... that was great Sticky...

        He probably thought you were full of $#@!! Shoulda been in your M3..... oh wait.... Click here to enlarge
        I could have been driving an M3 with a suit made out of BMW roundels and the guy wouldn't have said anything.

        The M5 is coming. We know the specs, we know the transmissions, he wasn't carrying nuclear secrets.
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        I saw it on YouTube first. that was a cool sighting and a funny awkward moment at the light.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I could have been driving an M3 with a suit made out of BMW roundels and the guy wouldn't have said anything.

        The M5 is coming. We know the specs, we know the transmissions, he didn't wasn't carrying nuclear secrets.
        I agree, he was the awkward one, not you. Maybe they are told not to say a word to outsiders?
      1. bigup's Avatar
        bigup -
        The new M5 looks a bit understated -- but it's certainly going to be surprising lots of 'other' car owners.

        What kind of engine will that thing have? Sorry a bit out of the loop here Click here to enlarge If it's turbo'd, it's my next car .. haha.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigup Click here to enlarge
        What kind of engine will that thing have? Sorry a bit out of the loop here If it's turbo'd, it's my next car .. haha.
        Modified version of the X5/X6 M S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
        I saw it on YouTube first. that was a cool sighting and a funny awkward moment at the light.
        It was awkward but I wish it was timed better or later as when I drove away I kept thinking of all the things I should have said.
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Modified version of the X5/X6 M S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8.
        the test driver makes it seem so boring