BMW M5 Models and M5 History

Easily the most storied model in the BMW M line-up, the M5 was first produced in 1985. Often the most powerful version of the M division, the BMW M5 has been considered the pinnacle for the German high-performance vehicle line. Introduced in 2006 based on the E60 vehicle platform, the BMW M5 featured a 5.0-liter V-10 engine generating 500-horsepower. In the United States, the V-10 engine power of the 2009 BMW M5 could be channeled through either a seven-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission.


In addition to being perfected for handling and straight-line performance, the 2009 M5 sedan was loaded with luxury amenities. A Logic7 Surround Sound audio system and unique sport seats with 18-way power-adjustment are found inside. Introduced in mid-2012 as a 2013 model, an all-new BMW M5 debuted on the new F10 platform. Dropping the V-10 engine in favor of a twin-turbocharged V-8, the new powerplant of the 2013 BMW M5 was more powerful but boasted better fuel economy than the previous generation vehicle. Horsepower for the 2013 BMW M5 was rated at 560 while also delivering 500 pound-feet of torque. The rear-wheel drive sport sedan provided drivers with the option of linking engine power with a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission.


0 to 60 miles per hour acceleration for the 2013 M5 sedan was rated at 4.5 seconds. Merino leather upholstery, multi-color heads-up display and a four-zone climate control system is found standard inside the 2013 BMW M5. In 2014, the BMW M5 can be opted with a Competition Package that greater enhances engine performance to 575 horsepower.

New and Used M5 Prices, BMW M5 Model Years and History

The high-octane M5 by BMW is back and ready to take over the road.
A behemoth of a luxury sedan, it’s one of the faster and nimbler four-door cars in the world, offering unsurpassed quality and interior features that are unmatched by most others.
Now available with a Competition Package that increases performance, the 2014 BMW M5 is a performance-oriented luxury sedan with a 0-60 time under 5 seconds.
Returning to the BMW lineup after a two year hiatus, the 2013 BMW M5 is the performance-oriented variant of the 5-Series, capable of reaching 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
The epitome of the term "luxury sports sedan", the 2010 BMW M5 returns unchanged from the prior model year featuring the same fire-breathing 500 hp V10 from before.
A sports sedan, the 2009 BMW M5 is equally at home on the track as it is dropping the kids off at school or heading out to get groceries.