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2001 Silver BMW M5

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


BMW 5 SERIES (E39) M5 low miles well maintained 2001

I am selling my 2001 facelift M5, it’s a beautiful car and looks really discrete vs the newer models. I thought I would keep it forever but I have an itch for an i8 that won’t go away. I will be selling my c63 estate too. I love both, its been a hard decision.
My m5 has done 98.8k miles and is in really good shape – body work and mechanicals – which has definitely come at a price, this car has been looked after. I have owned my m5 for over 3 years, I have spent more money on it that done in miles! It has lived in my garage and has had a pampered life.
Aside from the usual spec, it has NAV, glass sunroof, child booster seats, PDC. All working, no dead pixel anywhere.
I bought it in early 2017 and have sorted both VANOS and the sills (very expensive), the owner before me had it for a year and didn’t spend much on it (I think flipped it before the VANOS work… urgh) and the owner before him sorted the suspension, clutch, short shift (very expensive) before having to sell for a divorce.
Current MOT until March 2021
Service history
2001: 1,300miles (BMW)
2002: 16k mikes (BMW)
2003: 29k miles BMW)
2004: 40k miles (BMW)
2005: 51k miles (BMW)
2007: 64k miles (BMW)
2010: 72k mikes (Bexley Motor Works)
2012: 82k miles (BM Sport)
2014: 88k miles (BM Sport, inspection II)
2016: 92k miles (Redish automotive, very well known)
2017: 96k miles (BMERC)
2018: 97k miles (BMERC, inspection I)
2019: 97k miles – break fluid change and check from BMW
2020: 98.5k miles (BMERC, inspection II)
I have the stamped service book and a large folder of invoices. The rear super sport types are less than 3yrs old/ less than 3k miles. The front super sports not much older. Discs and pads all in good shape.
Notable recent works
July 20: £1.6k insp II + front+rear break pipes + rear break hoses + diff leak/oil
Feb 20: £300 small oil leak from gasket
Nov 19: £700 on small rust removal (finishline bodyshop, Gravley)
Dec 17: £2k on sills/ jacking points (finishline)
May 17: £250 camshaft senor, chain tensioner and new FSU fitted (common issue with air blower not working)
May 17: £2.2k right VANOS – new
May 17: £500 left VANOS refurb and new FSU fitted (common issue with air blower not working) (CPC, well known for this)
April 16: £1.5k suspension (font rear dampers, rear upper control arms, powerflex front track control arm bushes
May 15: £2k clutch and flywheel change
July 14: £1k, various
2012: £2k inc propshaft
2010: £2k
Call me on 07830 022441. Anthony.


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size4.9L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • Power 394 bhp
  • Torque 369 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 155 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.3 s


  • TypeManual
  • Gears6
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 20.2 mpg


  • Seats5


  • Doors4
  • ColourSilver
  • Body typeSaloon


  • Emissions 336 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 1,435 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,800 mm


  • Previous owners7

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