The E39 BMW M5 is one of the most critically-acclaimed versions of Bavaria’s midsize super-sports saloon, with many still considering it the best looking 5-Series/M5 model ever.
If you fancy yourself among those people, then you might be interested to read about this 2001 example. According to its eBay ad, it has just 10,375 miles (16,700 km) on its 4.9-liter V8 engine, which by the way is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The exterior is covered in a beautiful Carbon Black Metallic, which is more of a midnight blue than black, and features daytime running lights, Halogen fog lights, heated door lock cylinders, power tilt/slide moonroof, rain sensing wipers and Xenon headlights with dynamic auto-leveling.
Inside, you get 3-setting memory for the driver seat, seat belt height, steering wheel and exterior mirrors, 10-speaker stereo with 6-disc CD changer, automatic climate control, cruise control, heated front seats, dual-tone black and blue leather upholstery, sat-nav, and a great deal more – basically, everything you may have wanted on a fast family sedan 20 years ago.
This M5 is also equipped with 18-inch Satin Chrome multi-spoke M wheels, with ventilated disc brakes in each corner.
If you do decide to make this, or any other E39 M5 your next purchase, here’s what you need to know about performance. For starters, everything coming from that naturally-aspirated 4.9-liter V8 S62 engine is going to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual exclusively, so you need to be mindful of that, despite the car featuring a Limited slip differential and All-season traction control with Dynamic Stability Control as standard.
Power and torque output stands at 400 PS (395 HP) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft), which is good enough for a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of 4.8 seconds, and an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The E39 M5 will never be considered a slow car, which is probably why it will never lose its appeal. But would you spend $60,000 on one?