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BMW M5 (E39) specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1795 kg (3957 lbs)
Dimensions 4.78 m (188 in) long, 1.80 m (71 in) wide, 1.44 m (57 in) high
Wheelbase 2.83 m (111 in)
Power / weight 223 ps (220 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 279 Nm (205 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1998
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.1 s
0 - 200 kph 16.9 s
0 - 60 mph 4.6 s
0 - 100 mph 11.2 s
0 - 150 mph 27.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 109.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.8 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 15.5 s

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BMW M5 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type V8
Displacement 4.9 l (299 ci)
Power 400 ps (395 bhp / 294 kw) @ 6600 rpm
Torque 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 3800 rpm
Power / liter 82 ps (81 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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uptownfunker  2y ago

Bmw M5 E39 100-300 Km/h (by Javi930) (20.10.2011)

100-160 kph: 6.0 s
100-200 kph: 11.4 s
100-250 kph: 26.0 s
Max. speed: 295 kph

https://youtu.be/dFgVIGXWzQ0 (Vmax- and stopwatch-verified)

*excludes 100-300kph time (despite the video title) because Vmax confirms a little slower


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Gasper Bloom  4y ago

Best M5 ever in my opinion.


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Super8  4y ago

Top speed is 300 kph when unlimited. We should change the max speed I think.


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ZL1  5y ago

this car is able to hit 186 mp/h when it's delimited.


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Shaggy  5y ago

The 1998 BMW M5 is a fast, magnificent car, but I seriously doubt it'll do 198 MPH, 180 maybe, but not 198.


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Mental  5y ago

Cough, cough.. 198 mph?! This M5, being stock? Uhm, present the source on that.

I'd suppose it's capable of doing approx 280 kph.. but 317...

Anyway, I love this car. Quite soon it will become classic. The great tech, nice design. And if that 198 mph are true, then even more!


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someonewithabmw  5y ago

I do not know how reliable this is, but supposedly Sabine S. did a top speed run in a stock e39 M5 on the Nurburgring with 3 others in the car. The German spec car has no 155 mph limiter, and supposedly she reached over 190, i think the number claimed was 198 mph.


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Shaggy  5y ago

@ KarlR: I don't know, but if anyone could, it would be Sabine Schmitz, she has mad skills at that track, so I wouldn't be surprised if she did.


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KarlR  5y ago

Didn't Sabine Schmitz did the Norschleife in 8:16 in the E39 M5?


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Super8  5y ago

187 mph is her top speed. source www.automobile-catalog.com


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aaaa  6y ago

"best car ever made" you're kidding right


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suren  6y ago

M5 e39 is in my opion the best ever sports saloon car made.I have one from brand new and it now sits at 240000km and every time I drive it,is like a new experience.So long live the super beast.


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raul  7y ago

Great Car but best sports saloon ever, Lotus Carlton.


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mIKE GG  8y ago

Best car ever made HANDS DOWN!


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malcbo  8y ago

My first V8, had it for 3 years now and continue loving it as it was the first day!
btw the picture at the right middle is mine


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ky  8y ago

This was the best 5 series. The latest 5 series is ugly as hell and the m5 box is crap


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Anonymous  8y ago

Simply the best sport saloon car of all time


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CarKnower  9y ago

one of the best cars ever. i love it


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understated  9y ago

The e39 m5 is a definitive classic of the 90's. Clean styling, a great engine and just a complete package overall. Could do with better brakes stock and a more precise gearbox but those can easily be resolved with the aftermarket (an expensive one). This car was easily capable of 0-60 in under 5 seconds with a capable driver and the right conditions.


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BumRush  9y ago

187mph huh? and its definetly NOT the Best Bang For Your Buck anybody can purchase today, Definetly Not.

 

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mufasa  7m ago

for a sport saloon yes the best bang for your buck hands down


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Beast  9y ago

TurkishAerolines

Engine is very solid. Maintenance can be expensive though.

0-60 can be done in 4.6s btw in stock form.


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Beast  9y ago

With the speed limiter removed, a base M5, no after market mods, will do 187mph drag limited. Put on some mods and the top speed climbs higher.

Best bang for the buck vehicle anyone can purchase today! I purchased mine 2 years ago when the prices were much higher but I don't have one regret.

1/4 can be done in 13.1 in stock form with decent tires.


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TurkishAerolines  9y ago

I love this car but keep hearing lot's of engine problems. Is it true?


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Anonymous  9y ago

i ment $73k when there where brand new, not in todays listings.


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venom  9y ago

73k?! youd be out of your mind to spend that much i gurantee you will find one for under 20 easy!


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Anonymous  9y ago

unlimited it will do around 170mph, but i dont know if id spend $73,000 on this?


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Georg  9y ago

standart this car is equipped with speed limiter.... so the topspeed is limited to 250km/h.


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Anonymous  9y ago

It should be added that this car has NO turbo, no compressor.
This is pure engine power, sure you can compare it against a P 993 turbo and it will lose.

But if you add a turbo to the E39M5 it has 700hp and beat those cars easily.
I'm happy the M-GMBH did not add a turbo to the engine, right now it's highly reliable with a turbo you always have problems with superheated oil damaging it.


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John  9y ago

Topspeed is 296km/h not 250.
You could buy it faster than 250 from BMW and there are a lot of modules that remove the 250 limiter.
As most probably are unlimited I wonder why the limit is still in place on this page.

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