Warning: POV Test Drive Of BMW M5 E39 Might Make You Want To Buy One

Made in an era when automakers were more concerned in coming up with fast and safe cars, rather than being eco friendly and achieving fast Nurburgring lap times, the E39 M5 was one of the quickest saloons money could buy.

Over the years, it has been subjected to countless reviews, drag races, and pretty much everything one could think of. However, the best way to enjoy it, without actually driving it or riding shotgun, is through a POV video, such as this one, which was posted earlier this week by WindingRoadMagazine.

The film reveals the pros and cons of owning a BMW M5 E39 (okay, mostly pros), and shows the driver, who also happens to be the owner of the car, talk about it, as he blasts through the city streets and highway.

If the video has indeed opened your appetite for such a model, then get ready to spend somewhere around $20,000, or more, for a well preserved example. That’s not actually bad, considering that this sum would barely land you a new Toyota 86 instead of an M Division-made executive saloon with a V8 that packs 400hp.


Ask any BMW enthusiast what their favorite M5 is and they might say the .

  • Bash


  • europeon

    > Warning: POV Test Drive Of BMW M5 E39 Might Make You Want To Buy One

    No, not really.

    • SteersUright

      Same here. Its cool in some ways, sure. Its also outdated and expensive to run. As a side project, sure, have fun. But as a daily, I’d much rather have something newer or more interesting. It was an immensely impressive machine when is was being sold 16 years ago. Today, though, most performance economy cars (Golf R, Focus RS, Civic R) would lay down better track times, offer modern amenities, and be the better daily drive. If I wanted to run something older, it would have to ooze charm and personality, which the old M5 does to some degree but not immensely, for me.

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