BMW 5 SERIES (E39) M5 2001

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom



BMW 5 SERIES (E39) M5 2001

EST £20,000 - £25,000
This car is in auction on The Market website. The auction is LIVE now and finishes on 14 April. Price is an estimate.
This particular example is a 2001 ‘facelifted’ E39 M5 finished in a classy colour combination of black over a two-tone black and grey interior, rendering this M5 a true “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” From the outside and to unsuspecting motorists this was just another BMW, but look deeper and it becomes clear just how special this saloon really is.
Purchased by the vendor during early 2020, the M5 was always on their list of ‘dream’ cars, and slotted itself perfectly into their collection of high-performance and limited-edition BMWs. Used for a mixture of daily duties such as transporting his children to football games and for occasional fun drives, the only reason for sale is due to the need to downsize the aforementioned car collection.
During its current ownership, the vehicle has benefitted from new camshaft position sensors, a full air-conditioning re-gas, and a steering wheel re-trim which was performed by Royal Steering Wheels.
Prior to the vendor’s ownership, the previous owner had custodianship of the car for around four years, though it was used sparingly during this time. During their ownership, the car received a new clutch, brake calliper rebuild and had all four wheels refurbished.
The subtle lines of the E39 suit the ‘Q-car’ nature of the M5 well, and still look absolutely stunning to this day. The paintwork on this example is in great condition overall, with the usual light smattering of stone chips to the front end being commensurate with the age and mileage of the vehicle, though these are hard to notice unless you get very close indeed.
The rear offside door shows some patches of paint bubbling around the rear window, though this is localised only to this particular door, and has been showcased in the gallery below.
The wheels are all in good condition, though three of the four wheels are showing minor grazing and would benefit from a refurbishment to bring them back in line with the rest of the car’s external appearance. All four wheels are shod in a set of matching Continental Contisport Contact 3 tyres, which is a great sign of a fastidious and detail-oriented owner.
The rear end of the vehicle is also in great condition with no signs of parking collisions or scratches, though the tailpipes would benefit from a thorough polishing. The black rub strips around the vehicle are all in good shape, though a full trim gel treatment wouldn’t go amiss to bring them back to their best.
Please note that the text above is just a brief summary of our listing. Please click on the link below, or visit The Market website for the complete description plus at least 100 photos and videos fully illustrating the car and its service history. All bidding occurs through our website, and our website listing is the best place to ask questions directly to the seller.
The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.
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  • 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 19.6 mpg


  • Seats5


  • Doors4
  • ColourBlack
  • Body typeSaloon


  • Emissions 346 (g/km)


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

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