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BMW E60 M5

Vehicle price:
Registration date: 2005
Mileage: 65,750
Transmission type: SMG
Vehicle colour: Interlagos blue
Interior: Silverstone Merino Leather
Former keepers: 3
Availability: Sold

BMW E60 M5

There will never be another BMW like the V10 M5 - the swansong of the naturally aspirated line of M5s that began with the E28 back in 1985, and which has ben captivating drivers ever since. The M5 has evolved from straight six through to V8, with the final V10 version being directly derived from the architecture of BMW’s now defunct F1 engine. The sheer lunacy of putting a V10 race engine into a daily-driving saloon car seems to have escaped BMW, and thank god. Those who drive this thrilling machine never forget the experience. Relatively calm at low revs, the five litre lightweight ///M V10 surges as the car reaches optimum torque, and by the time it tops out at nearly 9000rpm the engine is howling like a banshee – the horizon blurs and your face creases into an involuntary smile – as you pull the paddle to change up and the whole thing happens again. New owners of a V10 M5 talk of having to recalibrate their concept of speed, as time and space readjusts to this collection of particles that seem to ignore the basic laws of physics – to say nothing of the laws of the road.
The SMG paddle shift gearbox requires some technique, but once mastered, rewards you in a way that later DSC dual clutch boxes do not – the retained involvement in the gearchange is popular amongst keen drivers. It may seem a little clumsy round town to the uninitiated, but boy, does it seem worth the effort once you’re on the open road.
Once out on the open road or track, the M5 is jaw droppingly capable. Not for nothing was this monster chosen to be the ‘Ring taxi – in the right hands the M5 will show a clean pair of heels to all but the most expensive two-seater exotica. The M5 may look like a heavy car – but the extensive use of lightweight panels and engine components – married to the now legendary BMW 50:50 weight distribution – makes for handling that will literally take your breath away.
As the world is taken over by turbo charged, characterless clones, the V10 M5 may well become an even more important chapter in the story of BMW – perhaps in the story of all sports cars – a demonstration of what can be achieved by marrying race technology with every day practicality. But even more than that, the V10 represents the high point of a car that kick started a whole culture.
The V10 is surprisingly practical. A huge boot and spacious interior means it really is a very proficient family car - little touches like the auto-opening boot make life a little easier – and its subtle exterior looks mean that for those that like to retain an element of discretion the M5 is the perfect Jekyll and Hyde machine. The V10 is packed with spec – head up display, electric everything, big music, super-comfy seats – so there’s little compromise on the luxury side of things.
As you’d expect, our workshop team have carried out a thorough appraisal and report of the car in preparation for sale, and we are delighted – and impressed with - the results. A few issues have been highlighted for rectification by us prior to delivery to the new owner, but the condition of this car is almost laughably good for a daily drive, showing just how careful and thorough the current owner has been (hose clip broken, cigarette lighter faulty, side repeater lenses cloudy, cracked number plate and undertray). This M5 will be a splendid machine for the next proud owner. As always, this gorgeous V10 M5 will be sold fully serviced and with a brand new MOT, having been fully checked and prepped by our technicians – people who know these cars arguably better than anyone else in the world.
For more information on this stunning machine, or to book a visit to view the car, please contact our showroom team on 01825 740456 or email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Factory Equipment:

  • Hydro steering-servotronic
  • Alarm system
  • Floor mats, velours
  • Cup holder
  • Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
  • Armrest front
  • Xenon Light
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • White direction indicator lights
  • Seat heating driver/passenger
  • Light package
  • Headlining anthracite
  • Language version English

Additional Equipment:

  • National version England / Ireland
  • Selection of COP relevant vehicles
  • Side airbags for rear passengers
  • Glass roof, electrical
  • Sun-blind, rear
  • Roller sun vizor, rear lateral
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
  • Interior mirror with automatic-dip
  • Lumbar support, driver and passenger
  • Headlight cleaning system
  • Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • TV function
  • Navigation system Professional
  • Head-up display
  • Voice control
  • Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
  • CD changer for 6 CDs
  • HiFi System Professional DSP
  • Area-Code 2 for DVD
  • Interior mouldings, Alu Shadow, brushed
  • M Rear spoiler
  • Retailer Directory Europe
  • Delete cross-pattern operation
  • On-board vehicle literature English
  • Navigation access request,country-spec.
  • Telematics access request,country-spec.
  • Car ident. number visible from outside
  • Control unit COP
  • Outer skin protection