Yes, the M5 has one. It was serviced every two weeks because of the endless breakdowns and faulty manual transmission. Disabling power to the front axle nets a slightly better corner entry, but sacrifices all that exit grip. It is a real sleeper. Most of the things I replaced are tear and wear parts. We put the car on a lift and immediately noticed a sizable leak at the shaft input location. Admittedly, there are a lot of fixes for these issues that can make the E60 M5 reliable -- but some vehicles are reliable directly from the factory, without requiring second or third owners to spend thousands of dollars upgrading the car to extend its life, using upgrades should've added in the first place.
All of this is controlled in the aforementioned M mode. For the record, the E60 M5 launched for the 2006 model year exclusively with an automated manual, but a row-your-own gearbox was made available the next year. Beyond the warranty, it is nice to see that the car has been regularly serviced and maintained. Photo: However, when you are searching for your M5, pay attention to the dashboard especially where the leather is tucked around the vents and the windshield. A quick spark plug replacement fixed the misfire the current plugs were long past due , as well as the idle problem.
The mileage is pretty decent averaging at 14 mpg highway since i do have a turbo and usually drive at high rpms. The diet, combined with all-wheel-drive grip, will make this the quickest M5 ever. There's lots of little stuff. At the end of the event, I was given the key to one of the M5s being hammered on track all day, and asked to drive myself and a couple of other journalists back to the hotel about a dozen miles away. Until a silver grille rushes upon us and spills over the sides of the rear view mirror.
Photo: When you start looking for a used M5, you will find that the market is all over the place. All the lights work, as do the power folding mirrors and windshield wipers. Equipped with a 500-horsepower 5. The seat heaters and stereo system are wonderful. The clutch is slipping in 2 and 3 gear sometimes when I put it in sport mode. To see a review from AustralianCar.
Can personally choose which setting of suspension and transmission you want. Into fifth the process continues, 10 car lengths stretching to 15. Dream Car — It's the Ultimate Driving Machine! The derestrict sign flashes past, the gear selector is dabbed right to give the seven-speed sequential mode, adjust the shift speed to Montoya-plus-some then shift back to fourth. With the dampers set to soft it has ample compliance and rides expansion joints pretty well. I found out later that on all 5 series, this problem is kind of common, and they call it twisted seat. Was a deal of the century. When I went to change the fluid, barely anything came out.
The E60 M5 is also surprisingly comfortable, with excellent seats and an acceptable, if not particularly roomy, back seat. I drive both of these monsters each with a manual transmission and have to say that the M5 shifts smoother than the M3 for some reason. . Reviews, being by Selecting a Make in the navigation pane on the left. Otherwise, for just under £66k this is an exceptional effort; perhaps the first genuine super-saloon car. Talk about the Ultimate stress reliever. As for rod bearings—a part infamous for failing on these engines—they have never been replaced, according to the seller.
Then again, you could buy yourself a for the same figure. Some wheels, a carbon fiber roof, some bigger brake calipers, and a couple of badges are the only distinguishers. To me, a must have option is the extended leather interior. Which is a shame, because the E60 M5 -- with its available 6-speed manual transmission -- really is a joy. This will be the fastest M5 ever around the Nürburgring, where testing is ongoing. The bottom line is, the E60 M5 is still arguably one of the most insane, capable, and ridiculous cars of all time.
I had to replace a few things, but most of them were tear and wear. Also, it refused to idle evenly, and burned about a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I Love It And Wouldn't Get Rid Of It. My friend has been searching for the E60 M5 manual recently. According to the seller, the clutch is original.