As I’m not the first one posting a Teutonic Tuesday today I’m sure it’s gonna be pretty German today. With all the TDI-polution going on right now ze Germans sure can use some positivity. And what’s more positive than a 500+ hp over-engineered sports sedan with a V10? Not much!
And although the Bangle-styled E60 doesn’t appeal to everyone, it’s my favorite 5-series. Okay, maybe that E28. But it certainly looks better than an E39 if you ask me. And yes: I know I’m one of the few actually feeling this way.
And I know many of you like a diecast with parts that open like the doors and bonnet. But look at this Kyoshos 1/43: The fact the hood can be popped simply makes it look bad. The entire front is effected by this: kidneys, headlights and bonnet. I prefer my casts fixed. With wheels spinning, of course.
Alright, Kyosho did a great job trying to recreate that V10. But as the picture above shows the first and probably last time I opened it anyway: Forget those complicating parts. Spinning wheels is what I need!
And yes: These spin. And that didn’t keep Kyosho from recreating one of the most beautiful designed wheels ever. Or putting nice BMW roundels on the centercaps.
All other decals are nice as well, just look at the trunk and that M5-script on it’s side-vent.
Such a lovely back (alright: BMW could have skipped those 4 exhausts if you ask me, I prefer just two), such a weird looking front. I just can’t get used to this model’s face.
So I’ll be on the look out for another one. Preferably a wagon because BMW made over 1000 pieces of the E60 M5 as a wagon. I’ll keep it short and simple this week as I’m sure you all know a lot about this recent M5 anyway. It’s nice to know you could easily opt for a 4, 6, 8 or 10-cylinder in this one (the E60 I mean) though.
I found this 1/43 to be pretty big as well. But that’s probably just because I’m more used to the nimble sporty cars I usually show. And the fact the E60 is simply a kind of big car. That wasn’t enough for the Chinese though, you could order a lengthened E60 over there as well.
Es ist wieder schluss! Vielen Dank für Ihre Zeit. Und ich hoffe wirklich einer von Euch zeigt uns eine TDI heute!