There are a lot of things in this world that use the letter M to mark them as special.
There's MI6 for a start. That's the outfit which James Bond works for.
Some have made mention that with my British accent and love of classy cars, I would be the perfect candidate for them. Hey, maybe I'm in their employ already, and this journalist gig is just a cover. I would tell you, but then I'd have to kill you, wouldn't I?
Then we have those lovely little M & M candies, one of the greatest food substances known to man, and being a person with a sweet tooth, a personal favorite of mine! (It is a little known fact, that one can survive a nuclear holocaust simply on them and a few cans of A&W root beer!).
Naturally, I should also mention the M16 Rifle, to many camo clad-boys and girls, the ultimate weapon of choice. It's tough, durable in all kinds of operations, and potentially deadly in the right (or wrong) hands.
Which, of course, brings me to the subject of my story...the BMW M5!!!?? This vehicle, in many ways, encompasses aspects from all of the above!
It is the car that, in my mind, my colleague James would actually drive, if only Q would let him! (After all, he always gets the girl, and what's he going to get up to in the back seat of an Aston Martin?)
It is also, speaking of candy, one of the sweetest vehicles that I have ever had the pleasure of driving. In fact, I am man enough to say that I almost shed a tear when I handed the keys back!
Lastly, as far as the M16 Rifle goes...the M5 from BMW is just slightly slower than the projectile which exits the business end of that machine!!!
There you have it. Honestly, I can sum this vehicle up in one simple sentence...It's a real sweet ride, that's classy enough for the likes of any double O agent, and can make you and four of your friends feel like you've been straddling a nuclear missile!!!
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