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FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDING:- 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ELECTRIC GLASS SUNROOF, SERVOTRONIC POWER STEERING, HEATED LEATHER SEATS WITH ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENT, DRIVER MEMORY AND LUMBAR SUPPORT, PROFESSIONAL NAVIGATION PACKAGE WITH TV FUNCTION, CLIMATE CONTROL, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRIC FOLDING MIRRORS, INDIVIDUAL AUDIO LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM, VOICE CONTROL, XENON HEADLAMPS, BRUSHED ALUMINIUM INTERIOR TRIM, SUN PROTECTION GLASS, REMOTE ALARM AND CENTRAL LOCKING, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL FRONT AND REAR, 6 DISC CD CHANGER, TOP TINTED WINDSCREEN.
A classic BMW E39 M5 facelift model, in a classic colour combination. Based on what is probably 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 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.
Presented in excellent condition, the running-in check was carried out by Holland Park BMW in May 2001. Subsequent servicing has been carried out by BMW main dealers and BMW marque specialists. The M5 has covered a low mileage from new, and the history file includes historic MOTs and invoices for works and it retains its original M leather handbook pack and spare keys. The car is ready to be enjoyed, and will benefit from a comprehensive 12-month warranty and a new MOT certificate.