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Lot 203: BMW M5

Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (28 May 2012)

Unlike its predecessors, the E39 M5 was not hand built at the BMW M GmbH factory; it was produced on the same assembly line as the normal E39 5-series at the Dingolfing factory in Germany. Introduced in 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show, production did not begin until late October of that year. A total of 20,482 E39 M5s were made from 1998 to 2003. BMW M produced three versions of the E39 M5, the European LHD and RHD versions and the North American specification version. The E39 M5 had a highly tuned V8 engine based on the M62 engine called the S62, which displaced 4.9 L and produced 400 bhp (294 kW). The engine featured a 7000 RPM redline, Double-VANOS, which varies the intake and exhaust valves for both cylinder banks, and individual throttle butterflies for each of the cylinders, allowing for a much faster engine response time. This 2001 example is a facelift model and is said to be complete with good history in support of the 90,000 warranted miles. It is equipped with wide-screen TV/Sat Nav and is described as being in good overall condition. With the 5.0 V8 under the bonnet and a 6-speed, manual transmission, the E39 M5 continued to offer outstanding performance at a level by which all others were and are judged.

Lot Details
Auction Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex- Surrey Hall
Lot Number203
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberY789 MJM
Chassis numberWBADE92088511722
Engine number610424463
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2