Saturday, June 10, 2023

This is the best BMW M5 E39 in the world. and so it costs a fortune

Today you can walk into a BMW dealer, pay as little as €150,450 and own one of the fastest sedans of all time. And is that the extravagant BMW M5 claims to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h, which are electronically limited. This is the ‘civilized’ version of it with 600cv, because the competition is even more powerful, faster … and more expensive.

Things get even better if we jump over to the other side of the ocean, because there the German company offers this same BMW M5 for $109,900. You can translate this to around 99,950 Euros at the current exchange rate. Or what’s the same, about three times less than what the experts at Enthusiast Auto Group are asking for this other BMW M5 of the E39 generation and with 20 years of history behind it. Although the latter is very relative.

The range of this BMW M5 is only 1,200 kms

And it is that this specialist based in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, is not the first time that he surprises us with another spotless and almost brand new BMW, as he does now with this special and brand new M5, for which he The asking price is a chilling figure of $299,990, roughly equivalent to 272,820 euros at the current exchange rate. Is it worth it?

Finished in a stunning Imola red and before ending up in the hands of this specialist, this one-of-a-kind BMW M5 has been owned by the same family since it left the dealership back in 2003. It was about art, because in all that time it has covered a distance of barely 746 miles, which equates to about 1,200 kilometers, or 60 kilometers per year.

This has been part of a collection since 2003

2003 bmw m5 e39. Lateral study image.

The folks at Enthusiast Auto Group assure that this BMW M5 has been a part of a customer’s collection in Puerto Rico until he received it in 2021. And they confirm that this E39 generation M5 is in the best condition with which they have delivered in their entire career. So much so that in the ad they claim it has been stored its entire life in a climate-controlled room, so that its painting shows “practically no defects or imperfections.”

To prepare it for its future customer, the enthusiast auto group only had to replace the Dunlop SP Sport 8080 tyres, which it had as its original equipment, with some sensational Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. A full service has also been done and parts such as the headlight height adjustment motors and the vapor barriers on the boot lid have had to be replaced.

The BMW M5 E39 had a 4.9 naturally aspirated V8

2003 bmw m5 e39. Engine study fig.

Like every BMW M5 of the E39 generation, this unit hides under its front hood an extraordinary 4.9 V8 naturally aspirated engine, which was also used by the sensational BMW Z8. The Eroga produces 400 CV of power and 500 Nm of torque, so it is not as powerful as the 4.4 V8 TwinPower Turbo used by the current BMW M5, which in its ‘light’ version reaches 600 CV and 750 Nm.

However, unlike the latter, this creature from 20 years back boasts a 6-speed manual transmission, which sends those figures exclusively to its two rear wheels. And so it claimed to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed limited to 250 km/h by the Bavarian firm.

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