What do you call a car with an F1 derived V10 engine, over 500 bhp, a sequential gearbox and enough load space for a pack of dogs? An E61 M5 touring, of course. BMW have tantalisingly only ever made two versions of the M5 in the touring (estate-car/shooting break) format – the E34 and the E60 – both of which are absolutely cult cars. The M5 touring brings family size practicality to a blue-blooded road-racer, with a banshee-like howl and handling that will out-corner most other cars on the road. You can see why they have achieved ‘Legend’ status.
With the E34, owners had to sacrifice comfort and convenience by having the steering wheel on the wrong side. Luckily for UK drivers, with the E61 M5 touring, BMW did decide to make a right-hand drive version. The only downside is that they limited production to a paltry 222 cars. So, with rarity just adding more fuel to the cult-status fire, the E61 M5 has to be the perfect combination of a practical car, with near-guaranteed investment appeal, and the performance to set your pants on fire. Well spec’d, easy to drive – once mastered, the M5 is an incredibly rewarding machine – and comfy, the M5 touring is most certainly a car you need to own.
This particular M5 touring is the preferable face lift (LCI) model, with the infinitely superior iDrive system, amongst other upgrades. A full fat BMW warranty is currently live on the car and will be transferrable to the new owner, giving peace of mind and worry free ownership. Our technical team have carried out the usual full inspection and are very happy with their findings – as you’d expect from a car that has carried a BMW warranty for its whole life, maintenance has been carried out on basically a ‘money no object’ basis. The tyres have bags of tread, the wheels will be freshly refurbished and additionally the car will have a fresh ‘1st oil service’, having had its major service 10k miles ago.
For more information on this V10 Legend or to book a viewing (by appointment only please) please contact our showroom team on 01825 740456 or firstname.lastname@example.org