The BMW M5 needs no introduction and everyone acknowledges that the M5 has been, as Mr. Clarkson says, “the ultimate sport saloon.”
The E60 M5 is powered by the amazing 5.0-litre V10 naturally aspirated engine producing 500 horsepower and redlining at 8250 rpm.
Torque? An impressive 384 lb-ft (520Nm) at 6100 rpm.
Top speed is limited at 155 mph(250km/h) and official figures show 0-60 mph(0-100km/h) at around 4.5 seconds.
Power in this particular car is transmitted to the rear wheels through an innovative 7-speed sequential manual gear box that uses Formula 1 technology to shift much faster than would be possible with a manual gear box.
Another innovative feature is the BMW M Drive system that allows you to electronically select the level of damping desired (comfort, normal, and sport), with electronic steering assistance tied to damper setting. In addition, the system allows selection of three levels of engine power and throttle response, several shift-program settings on the SMG gearbox, and variable dynamic stability control settings.
What this all means in the real world and out on the road is that you can tootle around town, fly through the back roads or scream down the autobahn and your M5 will always feel at home.
The ultimate sports saloon? Oh yes!
BMW M5 SMG 7 Speed Gearbox
· 2007 / 07 Facelift
· Space Grey Metallic Paint
· Dakota Black Leather
· M-Dynamic Seats
· Full Communications Pack with Sat Nav and Bluetooth
· DAB Radio
· Electric Folding Door Mirrors
· Privacy Glass
· Full Service History mostly through BMW Franchise Dealers, including a full service in the last month.
This fantastic M5 is in excellent condition throughout and these wonderful automotive masterpices are already considered to be a future classic.
This astonishing car represents fantastic value for money and is sure to be of interest to enthusiast and collector alike.