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    BMW test drivers are not very friendly, BimmerBoost spots the 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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    LoL, nice video. That guy just straight up pretended you were not there.

    What did the exhaust sound like in person?

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    I like the front bumper. What is the red button in shot #6? Click here to enlarge

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    did he peel out at the light? Click here to enlarge

    Nice spotting.

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    It's possible he wasn't with BMW but rather one of the firms that tests for the govt.

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    ^That is true, didn't think about that one. EPA guy? maybe that's why he was so emotionless.

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    lol right on topanga and ventura huh. damnit. Looked very nice tho man good $#@! for spotting it sticky

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    wtf were you driving

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    I saw it on YouTube first. that was a cool sighting and a funny awkward moment at the light.

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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
    the test driver makes it seem so boring
    He didn't look like he was enjoying himself, he looked miserable.

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    why you didn't crash into it ? that driver deserved it.

    nice truck BTW, love the Nissan 4x4's.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    nice truck BTW, love the Nissan 4x4's.
    It is offered in 4x4 but that particular truck is a supercharged 4x2.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It is offered in 4x4 but that particular truck is a supercharged 4x2.
    What sort of supercharger ? M62 ?

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