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Month: August 2022

2018 BMW M5 First Edition

When it rolled out, the F90 redefinied what it was to be an M5. The engine was not all that new – the S63 had been utilized by the F10, after all. Nor was the styling all that new – it was a refinement of the F10 and not the huge leap the E60 had been from the E39, for example. No, the big news was how the power was delivered; in this case, BMW’s xDrive system made its way in and was tuned by BMW M to maximize the M5’s fun factor. The result? Hard to argue, really, as the new M5 obliterates 0-60 runs in 3 seconds, and the system can be switched to rear-wheel-drive mode to still do the classic BMW tail-out cornering.

To celebrate its launch and inclusion in the Need for Speed Payback game, BMW launched a special edition of 400 M5s called the “First Edition”. The $18,300 package was run through BMW’s Individual department and got you Frozen Dark Red Metallic paintwork, piano black trim, Smokey White upholstery, extended Shadowline trim, 20″ Style 706 wheels finished in black, an M Sport exhaust system, a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround-sound system, the M Driver’s Package, and a few other special trim details. Today’s car is one of a claimed 98 brought to the US, and it was also ordered with the Driver Assistance Package and the Executive Package. When new, the car retailed for around $130,000. With just 280 miles from new, what’s the asking price today?

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

Hard to believe one of the craziest and most bizarre vehicles in the car world, let alone from Mercedes-Benz, is now over five years old. These made enormous noise when they first came out and despite only around 300 made, they really aren’t hard to find if you want one. However, just because there are plenty on the market doesn’t mean they are all that inexpensive.

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1987 BMW 535iS

Back in April I took a look at the fan-favorite E28 535iS – a car that struck a great balance, with most of the performance and look of the M5 at a cut rate:

1988 BMW 535iS

Today I’m back with another in one of my favorite shades – Royal Blue Metallic – and inside is a treat as well, with Llama (209) leather upholstery. With higher mileage and some modifications, is this one a good deal?

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2012 Maybach 62S Landaulet

I pretty much covered all the Maybach models that have launched since the brands rebirth except the biggest, baddest, and most expensive one of them all. It wasn’t for the lack of desire, but rather there are reportedly only 22 examples in the world so finding one for sale wasn’t exactly the easiest task. What is it? The 62S Landaulet.

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2002 Audi S6 Avant

In 2002, the S6 Avant returned to U.S. shores, and it was even more powerful than the C4 Plus model had been. Now with 5V technology, the BBD 4.2 V8 cranked out 340 horsepower. Like the A6 4.2 sedan offered before it, the flares were widened and door blades made the stance more aggressive – as well as adding aluminum bodywork. Special interior details abounded; sport seats and steering wheel (comfort seats were a no-cost option), an Alcantara headliner, and carbon-fiber trim let the driver know they were at the wheel of a special model. Audi’s signature Avus wheel design appeared in 17″, but uniquely 8″ wide and in lower offset than either the S8 or S4 models’ wheels. The 1BE sport suspension was 20mm lower and 30% stiffer than the standard models. And though it looked like the rest of the subdued, understated early 2000s lineup, the Avant scooted; 0-60 was gone in 6.5 seconds, the standing quarter mile in 14.5, and the S6 could pretty effortlessly brush against its electronically limited 155 mph top speed. Reviews and owners alike chime in with the same song: like the E39 M5, this is a car that does everything, and does everything well.

So why the hell didn’t we buy them? Audi claims it sold around 900 2002s and just over 200 2003; compared to the Allroad, those numbers probably didn’t even justify AoA’s effort and probably were a large part of the reason that the S6 Avant disappeared and has still not returned (granted, we’ve now got the RS6, but still…). Let’s take a look at a nice first-year model:

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