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Your Questions About Bmw M5

June 22, 2013

Sandra asks…

What car would you choose and which is better performance wise?

Here my problem, I am in the market for a new car but cant choose. I have narrowed my searcyh to these three vehicles, 2006 Charger SRT8, 2003 BMW M5, and a 2003 Audi RS6. my heart is kind of set on the audi, but I don’t know if it will be a wise decision, so please help and sway me in the right direction.

Administrator answers:

I think that you should go for the 2003 BMW M5. It will smoke the audi and charger. Plus the M5 looks way better than the other two.

Laura asks…

Is there any way to purchase an American Spec M5 with Launch Control?

The only difference between the European and the American Spec BMW M5 is the absence of “Launch Control” This allows the driver to start off at 4000 RPM in 1st gear. Racing start if you will. The Euro Spec M5 comes with this feature but so far i cannot determine if it’s also offered for the American Spec models. Are there any modifications/companies that will allow me to have the Launch Control in an American model M5. The year is 2007. I checked the Dinan web Site and there seemed to be nothing that they offered that would solve this problem.

Administrator answers:

The American M5 does have launch control. They only difference in the euro M5 is that it is not limited to 150mph like the america one.

David asks…

how easy it to convert a manual transmission to a automatic?

i was thinking about buying a BMW M5 but they only come in manual transmission. first of all is it even possible to have an automatic installed? second how much would it cost?

Administrator answers:

The m5 doesn’t have a traditional manual transmission which requires you to clutch;
it’s a SMG transmission which should have an “automatic” mode if you don’t want to press the paddles.

Charles asks…

What kind of education do I need to be an architect?

What kind of college education. How many years? How difficult will this be? How much will I be payed? Oh and I have to ask will the salary be enough to buy a decent house and a new and old BMW M5? Old- $20-$50,000 New-$45-$85000. I am single so keep in mind this money is only to support me.

Administrator answers:

From the Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Median annual earnings of wage-and-salary architects were $64,150 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $49,780 and $83,450. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $104,970. Those just starting their internships can expect to earn considerably less.

Earnings of partners in established architectural firms may fluctuate because of changing business conditions. Some architects may have difficulty establishing their own practices and may go through a period when their expenses are greater than their income, requiring substantial financial resources.

Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement

There are three main steps in becoming an architect. First is the attainment of a professional degree in architecture. Second is work experience through an internship, and third is licensure through the passing of the Architect Registration Exam.

Education and training.

In most States, the professional degree in architecture must be from one of the 114 schools of architecture that have degree programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. However, State architectural registration boards set their own standards, so graduation from a non-accredited program may meet the educational requirement for licensing in a few States.

Three types of professional degrees in architecture are available: a 5-year bachelor’s degree, which is most common and is intended for students with no previous architectural training; a 2-year master’s degree for students with an undergraduate degree in architecture or a related area; and a 3- or 4-year master’s degree for students with a degree in another discipline.

The choice of degree depends on preference and educational background. Prospective architecture students should consider the options before committing to a program. For example, although the 5-year bachelor of architecture offers the fastest route to the professional degree, courses are specialized, and if the student does not complete the program, transferring to a program in another discipline may be difficult. A typical program includes courses in architectural history and theory, building design with an emphasis on CADD, structures, technology, construction methods, professional practice, math, physical sciences, and liberal arts. Central to most architectural programs is the design studio, where students apply the skills and concepts learned in the classroom, creating drawings and three-dimensional models of their designs.

Many schools of architecture also offer postprofessional degrees for those who already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture or other areas. Although graduate education beyond the professional degree is not required for practicing architects, it may be required for research, teaching, and certain specialties.

All State architectural registration boards require architecture graduates to complete a training period—usually at least 3 years—before they may sit for the licensing exam. Every State, with the exception of Arizona, has adopted the training standards established by the Intern Development Program, a branch of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). These standards stipulate broad training under the supervision of a licensed architect. Most new graduates complete their training period by working as interns at architectural firms. Some States allow a portion of the training to occur in the offices of related professionals, such as engineers or general contractors. Architecture students who complete internships while still in school can count some of that time toward the 3-year training period.

Interns in architectural firms may assist in the design of one part of a project, help prepare architectural documents or drawings, build models, or prepare construction drawings on CADD. Interns also may research building codes and materials or write specifications for building materials, installation criteria, the quality of finishes, and other, related details.

Licensure. All States and the District of Columbia require individuals to be licensed (registered) before they may call themselves architects and contract to provide architectural services. During the time between graduation and becoming licensed, architecture school graduates generally work in the field under the supervision of a licensed architect who takes legal responsibility for all work. Licensing requirements include a professional degree in architecture, a period of practical training or internship, and a passing score on all divisions of the Architect Registration Examination. The examination is broken into nine divisions consisting of either multiple choice or graphical questions. The eligibility period for completion of all divisions of the exam varies by State.

Most States also require some form of continuing education to maintain a license, and many others are expected to adopt mandatory continuing education. Requirements vary by State but usually involve the completion of a certain number of credits annually or biennially through workshops, formal university classes, conferences, self-study courses, or other sources.

Other qualifications. Architects must be able to communicate their ideas visually to their clients. Artistic and drawing ability is helpful, but not essential, to such communication. More important are a visual orientation and the ability to understand spatial relationships. Other important qualities for anyone interested in becoming an architect are creativity and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Computer skills are also required for writing specifications, for 2- and 3- dimensional drafting using CADD programs, and for financial management.

Certification and advancement. A growing number of architects voluntarily seek certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Certification is awarded after independent verification of the candidate’s educational transcripts, employment record, and professional references. Certification can make it easier to become licensed across States. In fact, it is the primary requirement for reciprocity of licensing among State Boards that are NCARB members. In 2007, approximately one-third of all licensed architects had this certification.

After becoming licensed and gaining experience, architects take on increasingly responsible duties, eventually managing entire projects. In large firms, architects may advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some architects become partners in established firms, while others set up their own practices. Some graduates with degrees in architecture also enter related fields, such as graphic, interior, or industrial design; urban planning; real estate development; civil engineering; and construction management.

Helen asks…

People assume if women have expensive cars they must have got it from a man. Why?

Im 23 and drive a 2011 BMW M5. Everyone thinks I got it from daddy or have a sugar daddy. Why? What if I saved my money to buy the car. Must women get all expensive cars and things from men?

Administrator answers:

Hey I said 3 diff options!

I also assume the women could have saved for it, & have a good job!


That they are in major debt to try & compensate with a stature symbol to feel adequate and lead people to believe they a weller off then they are!

Being realistic the downpayment & insurance for a bmw is usually higher then a girl of 23 can afford income wise cuz usually they are in or just done paying off school expenses! So its easy to assume that a sugar daddy, hubby, or parent bought it!

Susan asks…

Insurance For a 2006 Bmw M5 For a New Driver?

Im !7 and im thinking about getting a 2006 Bmw M5 What will the insurance rate be? Right now im driving a 2011 BMW 535XI Station Wagon will the M5‘s insurance be more or alot more?

Administrator answers:

You will have to find that out yourself I am afraid, by asking your dad and he’ll know (hopefully).

Donna asks…

I have a 2011 dodge charger RT, Ive always been a BMW fan and I was thinking about trading my charger ?

I want to trade my charger for a 06 BMW M5 or a BMW x5 4.8i sport pkg…i like my charger but ive always wanted a BMW, do you think I should do the trade in or just keep my charger?

Administrator answers:

Trade for the M5. Don’t trade for the x5.

Nancy asks…

What kind of car do you want in the future?

Honestly, i want 2 cars. 1- Range Rover Black on Black interior w/ black ice Rims and chrome lip and 2- BMW M5 Black on Black interior w/ black ice Rims and Chrome lip, What’s yours?

Administrator answers:

Lime green lambo gallardo black interior,chrome wheels,convertable, system thumping!

William asks…

how much would it cost to soup up a celica?

i was wondering around how much money do i have to spend to make my 2003 toyota celica, not only look cool, but be able to beat a bmw m5 in a drag. (best turbo, exhaust, intake and all those preformance mods) if you think the m5 is a slow car (u abvously havent seen the thing in action) put some other fast car in its place. how much would i have to spend on it to make it a beast?
lol very funny, i dont actually consider doing thi scuz i no i would need godly money, but im just needing a serious answer

Administrator answers:

Ligenfelter only works with GM products..namely Vettes…for the Celica GT, I suggest HKS…boost controller, intercooler, sway bars, cold air intake, they do good things for Toyotas, Nissans, and Hondas..superchargers, turbos, suspension, and exhausts…use NX or Nos for juice…Recaro buckets…sit here on 17 inch Rojas, Momos, Enkeis, or Momos with Toyo or Yokohoma rubber..even Michelin Pilots…Bombex makes a good kit..some carbon fibre racing side mirrors…APR spoiler…racing gauges, steering wheel, switch up the clutch, Stoptech, Rotary, or Brembo brakes…..10 to 20 G’s….you could go cheap..spend under 10 but you would have to be a mechanic and known how to custom build your own parts including your own body kits…do all the wrench work

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