Considering all aspects the best sports saloon of all time, still getting benchmarked by Hyundai/Genesis, GM and BMW themselves for what a sports saloon should be like
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)|
|0 - 100 kph||5.1 s|
|0 - 200 kph||16.9 s|
|Est. 100 - 200 kph||11.8 s|
|0 - 60 mph||4.6 s|
|0 - 100 mph||11.2 s|
|0 - 150 mph||27.7 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||9.3 s @ 92.6 mph|
|1/4 mile||13.1 s @ 109.4 mph|
|Top speed||250 kph (155 mph)|
|0 - 100 mph - 0||15.5 s|
|Est. max acceleration||0.60 g (6 m/s²)|
|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)|
|Power / weight||223 ps (220 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||279 Nm (205 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||6 speed manual|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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latvietis96 2y ago
hostboy 3y ago
Top speed for both the E39 and the E60 M5 is 310 kph ungoverned.
Inline 6 rules 3y ago
Best looking M5.
Gasper Bloom 8y ago
Best M5 ever in my opinion.
Super8 8y ago
Top speed is 300 kph when unlimited. We should change the max speed I think.
ZL1 9y ago
this car is able to hit 186 mp/h when it's delimited.
Shaggy 9y ago
The 1998 BMW M5 is a fast, magnificent car, but I seriously doubt it'll do 198 MPH, 180 maybe, but not 198.
Mental 9y 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!
someonewithabmw 9y 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.
Shaggy 9y 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.
KarlR 9y ago
Didn't Sabine Schmitz did the Norschleife in 8:16 in the E39 M5?
Super8 9y ago
187 mph is her top speed. source www.automobile-catalog.com
aaaa 9y ago
"best car ever made" you're kidding right
suren 10y 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 11y ago
Great Car but best sports saloon ever, Lotus Carlton.
mIKE GG 11y ago
Best car ever made HANDS DOWN!
malcbo 12y 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
ky 12y ago
This was the best 5 series. The latest 5 series is ugly as hell and the m5 box is crap
Anonymous 12y ago
Simply the best sport saloon car of all time
CarKnower 12y ago
one of the best cars ever. i love it
understated 12y 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.
BumRush 12y ago
187mph huh? and its definetly NOT the Best Bang For Your Buck anybody can purchase today, Definetly Not.
Beast 12y ago
Engine is very solid. Maintenance can be expensive though.
0-60 can be done in 4.6s btw in stock form.
Beast 12y 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.
TurkishAerolines 12y ago
I love this car but keep hearing lot's of engine problems. Is it true?
Anonymous 13y ago
i ment $73k when there where brand new, not in todays listings.
venom 13y ago
73k?! youd be out of your mind to spend that much i gurantee you will find one for under 20 easy!
Anonymous 13y ago
unlimited it will do around 170mph, but i dont know if id spend $73,000 on this?