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  BMW M5 (E39)
1999 - 2004
BMW M5 (E39)
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BMW M5 (E39)

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supersaloon
Body 4 Door 5 Seat
Saloon
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
302 in3 
Max Power
400 bhp @6600rpm 
Max Torque
368 lb/ft @3800rpm 
Power to Weight
234 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
215 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 81 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.70 X 3.50 in 
Fuel Cons
20 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.2 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.1 sec 
0 - 100 mph
12.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
17.8 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.8 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.8sec @110mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
15.7 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn 0.86 g 
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
188.0 in 
Width
78.0 in 
Height
56.0 in 
Weight
3832 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
9.5 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 245/40 ZR18
275/35 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
15.4 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £8000 - £15000
 
Profile

What many believe to be the world's greatest saloon was born in 1985 when BMW placed the 'motorsport' engine from the M635CSi into the new E28 5 series saloon. 1988 saw the arrival of the next generation M5, the E34. Power was up to 340bhp giving a limit free top speed of almost 170mph.

The latest incarnation, the E39, arrived in 2000 to universal plaudits from the motoring press. The new M5 had a 4.9L V8 turning out 400 bhp giving the M5 supercar humbling levels of acceleration. Although limited to 155mph, the M5 can lay claim to the worlds fastest 5 seater with an unrestricted 186mph. The M5's awesome power is kept in check by sophisticated electronics such as traction control, drive by wire throttle and DSM stability control.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
74% 70% 29% 35
Ranks 187 of 771 Ranks 358 of 771 Ranks 23 of 771 Ranks 18 of 771

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Variants
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Lineage
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M5 (E39)

(1999 - 2004)
  

M5 (E60)

(2005 - 2010)

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