*Sterling Grey Metallic
*105k original miles
*Clean Carfax report
*Final year E39 M5
*$44k has been spent on maintenance since 2010
*Stainless Corsa exhaust
*Price recently reduced from $34,000 to $28,000
*Available for immediate inspection at our Charlotte, NC office
The BMW M5 is a high performance variant of the 5 Series car built by the Motorsport division of BMW. The first incarnation of the M5 was hand-built in 1986 on the 535i chassis with a modified engine from the M1 that made it the fastest production sedan at the time. Versions of the M5 have been built from subsequent generations of the 5 Series platform.
The E39 M5 had a significant increase in power and was produced in much greater numbers than the previous generations. Unlike its predecessors, the M5 was produced on the same assembly line as the regular 5 Series models at the Dingolfing factory in Germany.
Introduced in 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show, production did not begin until late October of that year. A total of 20,482 E39 M5's were made from 1999 to 2003. The E39 M5 utilizes the S62 V8 engine also shared with the Z8, which produces 394 bhp at 6,600 rpm and 369 lb/ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. All E39 M5s came equipped with a Getrag six-speed manual transmission.
Superlatives abound for the E39 M5:
To many, the 1999 to 2003 E39 BMW M5 is the best sedan BMW's ever built. With its powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine, lovely six-speed manual, and incredible agility all built into a practical and downright gorgeous package, it remains a benchmark even today. - Jalopnik
The E39 generation M5 is on many people's attainable dream car list. The timeless styling, exuberant performance, and sheer fantastic driving experience of the car enabled it to be regarded as one of the best vehicles BMW has ever built. - The Drive
The E39-generation BMW M5, built from 1998 to 2003, has achieved mythical status since it ended production. Even today, this M5 is the sports sedan by which all others are judged, and a lot of enthusiasts would argue that even BMW itself hasn't bested it. - Road & Track