BMW has for years been known as "The Ultimate Driving Machine" and the M5 is without doubt "The ULTIMATE Ultimate Driving Machine!" The E39 BMW M5 is an iconic vehicle, and deservedly so. A true wolf in sheep's clothing, with a tastefully understated exterior that only hints at the vehicle's performance capabilities and BMW Motorsport bloodline. The interior is designed with equal taste and the vehicle has ample room for rear seat passengers if required. The manual six speed transmission is a joy to manipulate, and thankfully this vehicle is equipped no other way. In essence, where other vehicles are manufactured for practicality, this vehicle is made purely for enjoyment of the drive.
Effortless speed capabilities. This vehicle is capable of normal driving speeds without breaking a sweat. During highway driving, keep an eye on the speedometer, the vehicle seems to "want" to take off. The exterior is timelessly beautiful. The vehicle clutches the pavement during cornering.
Beautifully styled, yet minimally functional cupholders. Poor city fuel consumption, but this must be accepted as a consequence of driving such a powerful vehicle. Small aerodynamic exterior mirrors leave larger than average blind spots. Most important; an expensive vehicle to maintain PROPERLY!