The SMG paddle shift gearbox requires some technique, but once mastered, rewards you in a way that later DSC dual clutch boxes do not – the retained involvement in the gearchange is popular amongst keen drivers. It may seem a little clumsy round town to the uninitiated, but boy, does it seem worth the effort once you’re on the open road.
Once out on the open road or track, the M5 is jaw droppingly capable. Not for nothing was this monster chosen to be the ‘Ring taxi – in the right hands the M5 will show a clean pair of heels to all but the most expensive two-seater exotica. The M5 may look like a heavy car – but the extensive use of lightweight panels and engine components – married to the now legendary BMW 50:50 weight distribution – makes for handling that will literally take your breath away.
As the world is taken over by turbo charged, characterless clones, the V10 M5 may well become an even more important chapter in the story of BMW – perhaps in the story of all sports cars – a demonstration of what can be achieved by marrying race technology with every day practicality. But even more than that, the V10 represents the high point of a car that kick started a whole culture.
The V10 is surprisingly practical. A huge boot and spacious interior means it really is a very proficient family car – little touches like the auto-opening boot make life a little easier – and its subtle exterior looks mean that for those that like to retain an element of discretion the M5 is the perfect Jekyll and Hyde machine. The V10 is packed with spec – head up display, electric everything, big music, super-comfy seats – so there’s little compromise on the luxury side of things.
As you’d expect, our workshop team have carried out a thorough appraisal and report of the car in preparation for sale, and we are delighted – and impressed with – the results. A few issues have been highlighted for rectification by us prior to delivery to the new owner, but the condition of this car is almost laughably good for a daily drive, showing just how careful and thorough the current owner has been (hose clip broken, cigarette lighter faulty, side repeater lenses cloudy, cracked number plate and undertray). This M5 will be a splendid machine for the next proud owner. As always, this gorgeous V10 M5 will be sold fully serviced and with a brand new MOT, having been fully checked and prepped by our technicians – people who know these cars arguably better than anyone else in the world.
For more information on this stunning machine, or to book a visit to view the car, please contact our showroom team on 01825 740456 or email us on sales@MunichLegends.com