2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143
Lot 71
2000 BMW M5 (E39) Sports Saloon
Registration no. J88702 (Jersey, Channel Islands) Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143
Sold for £ 26,450 (US$ 34,746) inc. premium

Lot Details
2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143 2000 BMW  M5 (E39) Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143
2000 BMW M5 (E39) Sports Saloon
Registration no. J88702 (Jersey, Channel Islands)
Chassis no. WBSDE92030BJ11143
* Rare right-hand drive model
* Imported from Germany
* Full service history
* Circa 36,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • Commencing in the early 1980s with the 'homologation special' M3, BMW Motorsport GmbH went on to create its own powerful 'M-Power' brand of performance-enhanced luxury saloons. The first (E28) M5 debuted at the Amsterdam Automobile Salon in 1985 and was based on the medium-sized 5-Series saloon, its combination of a 268bhp six-cylinder engine in a relatively lightweight bodyshell making for outstanding performance. Indeed, with a six-second 0-60mph time and 155mph top speed, the M5 was the quickest four-door production car of its day. Chassis improvements included lowered and stiffened suspension, wider wheels, ABS-equipped ventilated disc brakes, and a limited-slip differential as standard. When the 5-Series was updated to E34 specification for 1989, so was the M5, its engine growing to 3,535cc and producing 315bhp, which allowed BMW to claim that it was 'the most powerful production saloon in the world,' although the car's top speed remained electronically limited to 155mph.
    When the next (E39) iteration arrived in 1998, it marked a switch away from BMW's traditional inline six-cylinder engine to a new 4.9-litre V8 - type S62 - which delivered its 394bhp via a Getrag six-speed manual gearbox. A limited-slip differential formed part of the suitably strengthened 5-Series transmission, while the suspension likewise had been extensively modified to cope with the M5's greatly increased performance. Anti-lock brakes, EML ('drive by wire') throttle control, and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) were standard, while the Servotronic power assisted steering was speed sensitive. Once again, BMW choose to limit top speed to 155mph, but the respected German motoring magazine Auto Motor und Sport has stated that – de-restricted – the E39 M5 has topped 300km/h (186mph) in some tests.
    A rare right-hand drive model, this M5 was purchased new in Germany as a UK-specification export order and taken straight to Jersey, Channel Islands. Well maintained and described by the vendor as in generally excellent condition, it comes with full service history, Jersey registration document, tool kit, and the original leather wallet containing all instruction manuals. UK taxes have been paid.
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