Representing the third iteration of BMW's iconic M5, the E39 is commonly recognized as one of the greatest sports sedans ever produced. It showcases the revered S62 V8 engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a range of luxurious amenities housed within its timeless bodywork. This two-owner 2002 example is finished in Sterling Grey Metallic over Black Nappa leather and comes accompanied by a host of service documentation. Showing less than 50k miles on the odometer, it is now being offered for auction by the selling dealer out of Michigan.
This M5 is finished in Sterling Grey Metallic and rides on 18” Style 65 wheels. Compared to a standard E39 5-Series, the M5 features Shadowline trim and revised bumpers, side skirts, a trunk lid spoiler, aerodynamic mirrors, and quad exhaust outlets. Additional features include xenon headlights with washers, fog lights, and M5 badging on the trunk lid and side moldings. A set of Dinan front air vents have been fitted and the car rides on Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires from 2011. The seller notes an approximate 2”-long paint scratch, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin presents Black Nappa leather upholstery, fine wood trim, an Anthracite Alcantara headliner, and the Heritage Leather Package. Interior details include an M-branded gear shift lever, an M Sport multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel, and M5-badged door sills. Amenities include an electric sunroof, power-adjustable and heated seats with memory, automatic climate control, a navigation system, and a BMW Individual Audio System.
The E39 M5 equips a 4.9-liter S62 V8 engine with double-VANOS variable valve timing, individual throttle bodies, hollow camshafts, and a quasi-dry-sump lubrication system. The S62 produced up to 394 HP and 369 lb.-ft of torque when new and allowed the M5 to reach 60 MPH from a standstill in as little as 4.8 seconds with an electronically governed top speed of 155 MPH. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Getrag 420G 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The seller adds that a new OEM clutch was installed at approximately 47k miles, and a host of detailed service records will accompany the sale. No outstanding maintenance items have been reported.
This sale will include a clean title, four keys, and a car cover.
The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for clicking on this beautiful M5! We are honored to represent it here and hope it goes to a good home. It is one of the cleanest, lowest-mileage, and well documented E39 examples we have seen. 5.0L V8 with a 6-speed - it doesn't get much better than that. Lots of fun to be had by the next owner. Thanks again!”