Introduced in 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show, the E39 generation of the M5 was the first M5 to use a V8 engine, resulting in an increase in power output to 400 PS It is also the first M5 to use aluminium front suspension components and a multi-link rear suspension. Production began in October 1998.
The official performance figures are 60 mph acceleration time of 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.In testing, an unrestricted M5 reached a top speed in excess of 186 mph. The M5 received a facelift in 2001, changes included halogen "corona rings" in headlights, often called "Angel Eyes", LED tail-lights and various interior upgrades. The mechanical specification was unchanged. For the subsequent two model years, changes were limited to the addition of new exterior colours, and the upgrade to a DVD-based navigation system.
The 2001 BMW M5 offered here is described by the vendor as very clean and tidy example of this iconic car. The body work and paint are described as very good as is the interior and the car is said to perform as you would expect. The car comes with lots of history, although not complete, but MoT’s back to 2005. It has recently benefitted from a £3,000 inspection 2 service from a BMW specialist, complete with invoice.
The vendor states that this is a very tidy car both inside and out, with good tyres all round. It is completely orginal apart from the rear stainless exhaust, but the original silencers are supplied with the car. Now ready to excite the lucky buyer.
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