BMW has officially halted production of the legendary E60 BMW M5 after five years of production. 20,548 units of the fourth-generation M5 were assembled during this time and my old car being one of them.
Only 1,025 BMW M5 Tourer units were built since the five-door’s release in the first part of 2007.
The E60 M5 featured a 5.0-liter V10 petrol engine that delivers 509 horsepower (380 kW / 516 PS), and up to 520 Nm (380 ft-lb) of torque.
Mated to either a seven-speed SMG and a manual, the car was capable of a 0-100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds. Though the car was theoretically able to hit 337 km/h (209 mph).
Its speed was electronically-limited to 249 km/h (155 mph) even though mine reached 180mph before the limiter kicked in.
BMW will likely begin changing the tooling in their Plant at Dingolfing, Germany to prepare for the F10 M5 production.
The next generation M5 is to get the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the X5 M and X6 M.
It will potentially be tuned to deliver 570 hp (425 kW / 578 PS), and up to 680Nm (502 ft-lb) of torque.
But in my opinion it is a waste to say goodbye to that glorious v10 engine and was looking forward for it to recieve the twin turbo it deserved.
These pictures are of my old m5 negotiating the Nordschleife. (pictures taken by Frozenspeed,54photograpy)