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BMW M5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 394 hp @ 6600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 BMW M5

  • The 2002 BMW M5 is the king of all performance sedans, a classic for the ages.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Stellar performance, attractive and luxurious interior, understated appearance.

  • Cons

    $70,000 price tag, small gauges, understated appearance might not be flashy enough for some.

  • What's New for 2002

    BMW's top performance sedan gets some new exterior colors. Rear side-impact airbags are now a no-charge option, rather than standard.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (43 total reviews)


Great car, great power which

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

Amazing handling, great build, great interior features and quality construction inside (instead of the cheap plastics of American muscle cars). Everything including the dashboard and door panels are high quality durable leather. Roof and some panels are all full premium suede. Yes cornering may not be as great as a true 2 door sports car. But it can beat any other sports sedan out there in cornering. If you want to improve cornering and stability to a large extent, like me go for something like a Dinan suspension, struts, light weight wheels etc.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

The real 4 door sports

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

I bought it because there really is nothing else in its class. If you want a very fast and very comfortable big sedan with a 6 speed, this is your only choice. I owned an M3 before, and the M5 is much more comfortable/luxurious. The M5 does give up quite a bit of agility to the M3, but it makes up for that with the quiet and comfortable ride. Have a very thorough pre-purchase inspection done as there are some very expensive parts on this car. Look for a well-maintained car that was owned by an enthusiast. Reliability is very good for a car in this class, but you will be in for a surprise if you are not used to BMW maintenance/repair costs. They need all cooling parts replaced @ 5 years.




Love this car...

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

This is the most fun in four doors available. Service is expensive after factory maintenance ends. AC fan cost me $850, Clutch around $1200 but car is truly awesome. Seats are a bit tight for bigger guys.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 2002 BMW M5 Review

What's New for 2002

BMW's top performance sedan gets some new exterior colors. Rear side-impact airbags are now a no-charge option, rather than standard.

Talk About The 2002 M5

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habitat1
habitat1
11-13-2002
I have never looked into it, but I am guessing there is a difference between the 540i and M5 in the steering systems or set up. I found my 2000 540i very acceptable, but not as precise as the M5 (200...


habitat1
habitat1
08-09-2012
When I was vaguely contemplating an M5 in 2002, it weighed 4,000 lbs and with a high revving 400hp/369 ft.lb engine, was a few tenths quicker than the current 550i in spite of giving up 80 ft lbs of t...


habitat1
habitat1
11-16-2004
$17k may sound like a lot of savings, but that's only 23% less than the price of a brand new vehicle. And, given that the 2001 M5's were out in October, 2000, I would respectfully suggest that most b...