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2007 (07) BMW M5M5 4dr SMG

Shiremoor Ford
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBrake force display
Car/key memoryCheck control system
Digital clockHead-up display with M specific display functions
IDrive controller on centre consoleInstrument panel with permanently white illuminated display
M servotronicOil level indicator
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
Park distance control with Pictogram displayParking protection all round
PASProfessional navigation with TMC
Programmable cruise controlRemote boot release
Rev counterService interval indicator
Stop/start buttonTyre puncture warning system


6 CD changerAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
BMW professional radio with CD playerDAB digital radio module

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlampsAdaptive headlights
Auto dimming and folding door mirrorsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Bi-Xenon highlights inc. dynamic range controlBody colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrorsChrome kidney grille with chrome vertical slats
Chrome-plated exhaust tailpipesClear indicator lenses
Electric front/rear windows with anti-trapElectric glass roof with sliding and vent function
Fogging sensor for front windscreenHeadlight wash system
Heated door mirrorsHeated screen wash system
M aerodynamic bodystylingM rear spoiler
M side gills with M5 logoRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Shark fin roof aerialThird high level brake light

Interior Features

2 x 12v power sockets in rear of front centre consoleAir microfilter
Automatic air conditioning - AdvancedDoor sill finishers with illuminated M designation
Electric adjustable steering columnElectric seat adjustment
Front and rear cup holdersFront and rear head restraints
Front reading lightsFront sliding armrest with two storage compartments
Heated front seatsIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Locking illuminated glove compartmentM leather multifunction steering wheel with SMG paddles
Rear central air outletRear centre armrest
Rear centre consoleReversible protective boot mat
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsToolkit located in luggage compartment
Velour floormats 


Interior light package - M5 


ABSAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Child locks on rear doorsCornering brake control
Crash sensorDriver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Electronic brake force distributionEmergency boot release
Front and rear head airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Pass airbag/seat occupancy detectorRear side airbags
Side impact protectionThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Traction controlWarning triangle and first aid kit


Central locking button on dashElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote control central lockingThatcham cat 1 remote alarm
Visible vehicle identification number 


Electronic Damper Control (EDC-C)M sports suspension


M mobility system (flat-tyre repair system)
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.41CO2 (g/km)357
HC0.093Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.057Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC4999Compression Ratio12.0:1
Cylinder LayoutV10Cylinders10
Cylinders - Bore (mm)92Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75.2
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves40

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)19.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)27.7EC Urban (mpg)12.4


Badge Engine CC5.0Badge Power507
Coin SeriesM5Insurance Group 120
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745AInsurance Group 2A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)4.7Engine Power - BHP507
Engine Power - KW373Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM7750Engine Torque - LBS.FT384
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM6100Top Speed155


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/40 ZR19
Tyre Size Rear285/35 ZR19Tyre Size SpareM Mobility system
Wheel StyleM LIGHTWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2036 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2300
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)500Max. Loading Weight470
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1830
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving




Just six years after BMW slam dunked all of its direct opposition with the 400bhp V8-engined M5, it was back, this time with a performer of an entirely different magnitude. What was a headline power output in 1999 failed to raise an eyebrow in 2005 and with a 507bhp V10 engine under its bonnet, the M5 once again lit the blue touch paper in an ever-escalating power game. But while it might have had the brute force to impress as a new car, does the E60 generation BMW M5 still cut the mustard as a used proposition?


The E39 generation M5 built from 1999 to 2003 was a tough act to follow. Beautifully balanced, eye-wateringly rapid and flattering to even the most ham-fisted driver, it still elicits wistful sighs from besotted petrolheads the world over. The E60 model was tougher to love. Technologically dense, intimidatingly complex and challengingly styled, the later M5 was nevertheless something that caused jaw-slackening astonishment, if not instant affection. The proposition was initially very simple; one engine, one trim level, one body style, one transmission and very little in the way of options. At over £60,000 it wasn't cheap but compared to vehicles with equivalent performance it was a bargain. Sales were initially a little slow but as the M5's shape began to mature nicely, orders rolled in. The promise of a manual gearbox kept many hooked but it was never launched in the UK, the Americans (of all markets) getting it instead, joined with non-switchable traction and stability control. When changes did come, in 2007, they were very subtle indeed. The seven-speed sequential gearchange was modified slightly to offer some much-needed smoothness in full automatic mode and the front spoiler was minutely restyled. The biggest news was the introduction of a rather handsome M5 Touring variant, the first M5 load lugger imported to the UK.

What You Get

It's unlikely you'll mistake the M5 for one of its humbler brethren, even if your retinas struggle to resolve an image of extremely fast moving subjects. Modified front and rear aprons and side sills give it a subtly aggressive mien and subtle air ducts puncture the front wings. The big giveaway are the monster 19-inch wheels housed within the subtly flared wheel arches. These deeply dished ten-spoked wheels are unique to the M5 and are finished in Chrome Shadow. The four signature tailpipes at the rear also give a distinct clue as to what has just blown you into the weeds. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via the world's first production seven-speed sequential gearbox. The Drivelogic system changes gears around 20 per cent faster than the somewhat unsatisfying earlier iteration of the SMG gearbox as fitted to the M3. Eleven different change patterns are offered, six of which allow the drive to alter the speed and response characteristics of the gearchange in manual mode and five that govern the rules of the automatic mode. The sixth pattern in manual is reserved for the Launch Control function, giving the likes of you and I the opportunity to replicate BMW test drivers' 0-60 times. In theory at least. A revised DSC stability control system has also been developed specifically for the M5. This features three settings, the default mode offering the full safety net of electronic features. An M Dynamic mode allows the enthusiast driver to let it hang out a little, the system allowing a little sideslip and opposite lockery. For the genuine hooligan and determined tyre fryer, a third press of the button disables the system completely although if you're confident enough to fling Munich's finest sideways at the scenery, I take my hat off to you. If you think that's impressive, try the Mdrive button mounted on the steering wheel. This button offers a one-touch function that changes the settings of the car to a predetermined 'sporting' setting. Using the iDrive control knob, the owner can select the preferred SMG gearbox setting, electronic damper control and DSC modes and, if specified, can even boost the amount of support from the side bolsters of Active Seat Control. Therefore you can roll up to your favourite corner with the M5 in its most comfortable setting, hit the Mdrive button and the car will transform into something a whole lot more focused. Like all the best ideas, it makes one wonder why nobody had thought of it before.

What to Look For

The seven-speed sequential gearbox isn't the most durable item. Little goes wrong with the actual mechanicals but the software marshalling the system is apt to show spurious warning symbols (the infamous 'red cog of death') that will pass with a reboot but more serious shutdowns have occurred. Cars that have run out of warranty will terrify owners if they see the warnings and think a £6,000 transmission replacement is in the offing. The original fit Continental tyres many were supplied with were not universally popular and many owners have found the Pirelli P Zero a better choice. The M5 has an appetite for oil and will consume up to one litre every 800-1000miles, so ask the previous owner about his or her oil changing and topping up regime and you should get some idea of how diligent they've been with other aspects of the car. BMW also recommended that launch control and gearshift speeds 5 and 6 are avoided in the first thousand miles of running in. If the owner is ignorant of this (assuming they had run the vehicle from new), walk away.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2006 M5 ) BMW spares have gained an enviable reputation for quality and value and consumables are distinctly affordable. An air filter is around £20, whilst you'll pay a similar amount for a fuel filter. Oil filters are around £8, whilst spark plugs are £18. A replacement cam belt is around £32.

On the Road

The M5 is the sort of car that rewards an extended 'getting to know you' period. Jumping straight in and trying to decide which of the eleven gearbox settings and which of the damper settings, ESP settings and seat configurations best suits you just isn't going to fly. After a while, you'll probably settle on the softer of the damper settings, the second quickest gear shift and full ESP on but it's a very personal preference. The M5 takes a long time to learn to drive sympathetically as well, the initial few weeks will see you constantly making a berk of yourself with rabidly flaring engine revs, herky-jerky pull aways and missed reverse selections. Then one day it will all click. You'll find your favourite piece of road and instead of being a recalcitrant oaf, the M5 will flow. You'll pour all 507bhp to the rear tyres, you'll rejoice in the way the car shrinks around you and you'll thank BMW's chassis engineers for building a car so communicative and rapid yet so safe.


The E60 generation BMW M5 is no picnic. It's not a low involvement decision, or rather it shouldn't be. Take a look at a few cars, negotiate hard and make sure the previous keeper maintained it on the button, every time. Be prepared to pay to extend the three-year warranty and you'll be rewarded with one of the most capable vehicles that ever turned a wheel. It might not be an easy car to love, but awestruck admiration will do for most of us.


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