BMW M5 (E39) SALOON
LE MANS BLUE METALLIC
FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS INCLUDE:- 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, METALLIC PAINT, ELECTRIC GLASS SUNROOF, LEATHER SEATS WITH ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENT AND DRIVER MEMORY, LUMBAR SUPPORT, PROFESSIONAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM, TELEPHONE, HIFI SPEAKER SYSTEM, CLIMATE CONTROL, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE FOLDING MIRRORS, SERVOTRONIC POWER STEERING, BRUSHED ALUMINIUM INTERIOR TRIM, INDIVIDUAL SUNSHADE GLAZING, XENON HEADLAMPS, REMOTE ALARM AND CENTRAL LOCKING, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL FRONT AND REAR, CD CHANGER, RAIN SENSOR, ISOFIX, TOP TINTED WINDSCREEN.
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this low-mileage BMW E39 M5, which looks wonderful with its classic metallic Le Mans exterior and matching blue and black leather interior colour scheme. Based on what is arguably the best-loved BMW car shape of recent times, the iconic BMW M5 E39 is a high-performance version of the 5 Series cars built by the Motorsport Division of BMW. The BMW E39 M5 recorded a lap time of 8:20 at the Nürburgring, making it one of the very fastest saloon cars of its day.
All E39 M5s came equipped with a Getrag type D six-speed manual transmission. It is the same transmission as the one used in the E39 540i, but some changes were made to cope with the extra power produced by the S62 engine. The main differences were a reinforced clutch, a rear differential utilising a shorter 3.15:1 ratio, and a limited slip differential with 25% maximum locking.
The E39 M5 suspension shared its basic aluminium-intensive MacPherson strut/multi-link design of the V8-engined E39 5 series. However, several changes were made by BMW’s M Division including reduced spring height, which was 23 mm (0.9 in) lower. It also featured Servotronic speed-sensitive power assisted steering which provides two levels of resistance controlled via the console-mounted Sport button.
The Sport button also adjusted the electronic throttle butterflies for faster throttle response. Acceleration to 60 mph was achieved in 4.8 secs, and the top speed was electronically limited to 155 mph. De-restricted, the M5 E39 will reach 186 mph. This is quite possibly the best sporting saloon that BMW ever produced.
This special car was registered by Jacksons BMW, Jersey in July 2000, and the all-important running-in check was carried out at 1,769 miles in August 2000. The car remained in Jersey until arriving and being UK registered in May 2018. Servicing has been carried out by BMW main dealers and marque specialists. The M5 has covered an extremely low mileage from new, and the history file includes invoices and historic MOTs. It has all the original books and all 4 keys. The M5 is presented in excellent condition with a huge optional specification, and this model is for many admirers the definitive BMW performance sports saloon. The M5 will also benefit from a comprehensive 12-month warranty and a new MOT certificate. Available to view now at our London showrooms.