Originally Posted by parm
I think BMW made the clutch in the M5 soft,cushy to keep the car respestable with that 5L V8, see those 5L Stangs with cable clutch ride it baby ride it !
Well the clutch is 'adequate' (albeit a bit undersized) for the power but that S62 is a beast and the clutch can't tolerate very much abuse. Precision is really important, all it takes is getting on the gas too soon when shifting at high rpm a few times to toast up that clutch and flywheel, and that can be easy to do when you're on the hammer and power shifting. A toasted clutch is a nice invitation to upgrade to a lightweight flywheel and larger clutch though.