BMW 5 SERIES (E60/E61) 550i M SPORT MANUAL 2006

Oxshott, United Kingdom


BMW 5 SERIES (E60/E61) 550i M SPORT MANUAL 2006

Breaks my heart but here goes!
To partly quote Pink Floyd: BMW's momentary lapse of reason with the M5 of the time, promotes the BMW 550i M Sport MANUAL to pole position.
You read that correctly - a 550i with a 6 speed manual shift.
While M5 owners at the time were trying to convince themselves that the SMG gearbox was not THAT bad, less than 20 petrolheads voted 550i manual! Only half of these are still around. How many are owned by 1 person for more than 15 years, untampered with, and with every invoice from day 1? I'll let you take a guess.
Registered to BMW HQ from new for 6 months and mine from St Patrick's day 2007. What a joy to drive this powerful and torquey sleeper. 3rd gear effectively makes this an automatic around town with a range of 10 mph to 100 mph. When you use all 6 gears you can't stop smiling and once it cost me a hefty fine plus 6 points on the M1 at 4am. I was still in 4th gear at the time! The V8 is a gem and at cruising speed to Islay, Scotland recently I was rewarded with 32 mpg. That sums up this phenomenal V8.
Interior and exterior pictures speak for themselves. Routine and preventative maintenance second to none with invoices all to hand. 80% of mileage was commuting 40 miles down M3 and trips to France, Spain, Scotland, and Netherlands. I'm convinced this V8 (Greta to the family) may see the high side of 250,000.
A car that will never to be manufactured again and appreciating in value as I type this. Piston Heads since I want to find an appropriate owner for her. There are a number of 550i articles on this site, including the fascinating story behind the passing of the designer and the one car management cleared without change.
I look forward to meeting some like-minded petrolheads. Good luck.


  • Layout Front Engined
  • Size 4.8L
  • Aspiration Normally Aspirated


  • Power 362 bhp
  • Torque 362 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 155 mph
  • Acceleration 0 to 62 in 5.5 s


  • Type Manual
  • Gears 6
  • Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive


  • Type Petrol
  • Economy 25.5 mpg


  • Seats 5


  • Doors 4
  • Colour Black
  • Body type Saloon


  • Emissions 267 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 1,468 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,860 mm


  • Owners 2

Buying tools

PistonHeads recommends these tools to provide options on car finance, car insurance, and GAP insurance

Car finance

Zuto Company Logo

Get your quote from Zuto

Get a quote

Car insurance

QuoteZone Company Logo

Compare quotes from over 100 insurance providers

Compare quotes

GAP insurance

ALA Company Logo

Bought a car on PistonHeads? Claim your free 30 day GAP policy

Claim free policy

Reference #13749313 | Private advert

Contact seller



By entering your details and clicking "Send message", you agree to our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and for this specific seller to be sent your details and to contact you about your query.

Seller information

Private Seller

Private Seller, Oxshott, United Kingdom

Sign up to our emails

Get the hottest news, events, and promotions sent straight to your inbox

By signing up you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. Sometimes our emails will contain ads from our trusted partners. You can unsubscribe at any time.