Everywhere I want to go: it goes.
A teenage dream.

Back in 2012, I was shopping for an Interlagos Blue E60 M5 with plans to move to California.

Life circumstances changed my plans and I stayed in Canada.

The market has changed in a decade: good cars are getting rarer than ever and the market is as depressed as it's ever been.

I got my hands on one.

I have so much to say about how perfectly imperfect the V10 M5 is.

The automotive equivalent of “cocaine and hookers”.

Welcome to my build journal.

- Matt / @m3_epoustouflant

Current status.

My latest entries

This entry covers my first impression and long term review over 9 months and 15,000KM with the flywheel and carbon driveshaft combination. I discern the benefits between both and set the expectations right. 
This entry covers the installation notes to the flywheel in collaboration with the guys at InnovAuto. It was all in all pretty straight forward.
In this entry, I forgot my gimble, grabbed Luigi, told him to hold on and got to record the new induction noises across the spectrum. 

Welcome to V10 breath works.
This entry covers my leakage issues, the potential culprits and how we got it fixed.

I doubled down: the SMG3 is damned no more. In this entry, I record a video clip and document my driving impressions with the YFCM carbon fiber driveshaft in a caricature that only SMG owners will resonate with: the anticipation flexes.

The Papi Express

2006 E60 M5 SMG3


My E60 M5 is a MY2006 produced for the Canadian market. It is finished in Sepang Bronze Metallic and is equipped with the SMG3 hydraulic transmission.

The car was heavily optioned with Adaptive Sport Seats, Alcantara headliner and other signature features of the E60 M5.

The interior is unfortunately fitted in Walnut Wood trims but is atleast finished in Merino Black leather.

The E60 life.
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