Can We Interest You In A Manual, V10 Screamer With A BMW M Badge On It?

There’s a 2008 BMW E60 M5 offered in auction but unlike the majority of its kind, this one comes with three pedals and a stick.

North America was persuasive enough to force BMW to add the manual option in the E60 M5, making a special car perhaps even more special.

Replacing a legend like the E39 M5 was a tall order for BMW but they’ve managed to up the ante with the E60 generation when they threw this magnificent engine under the bonnet, creating probably the first of the super sedans as we know them today.

Finished in Monaco Blue, this example remains completely stock after 84,000 miles on the clock. The last service was done by the selling dealer and included a new power steering pump and belt, a new A/C drive belt and a new radiator hose clamp.

The S85 5.0-liter V10 produces 500hp and 380lb-ft of torque which revving up to 8,200rpm, making at the same time one of the most intense, motorsport-derived soundtracks out there. Its rev-happy nature has been wildly celebrated and the fact that this comes with a manual instead of the often-criticized SMG transmission creates a very special car indeed.

The car is currently listed on auction over at Bring A Trailer with a high-bid of $11,365 up until the time of writing, so head up over there, have a look and even place a bid.


  • fabri99

    Well, is this even a question? SIGN ME UP.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      DON’T DO IT!!! I owned an E60 and it was nothing but problems. Granted mine was modified and made 600 hp but I also had to shell out $12k for a complete valve job. It’s a wonderful motor but it’s also delicate and problematic.

      • fabri99

        The things I’d do for love!

  • Craig

    A very risky proposition. But wow! Talk about tempting!

  • Kash

    I wouldn’t touch that V10 with a 10 foot pole.

    • Mill0048

      Quite expensive to maintain that motor, but boy would it be fun in-between repairs!

      • Kash

        Yeah it probably would be for those few hours every few days. lol.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      I spent $12k for a complete valve job on mine. You’re looking for trouble with that car, especially out of warranty.

      • Kash

        How do you say “Would you like to buy a kidney?” in German?

        • Stigasawuswrecks

          Möchten Sie eine Niere kaufen

  • nastinupe

    How are those BMW V10’s holding up? Did they out source those engines? It seems odd that they only used them for two vehicles.

    • Kaisuke971

      They didn’t, the basic architecture was re-used to build the 4.0l V8 used in the M3 E9x (which evolved into the 4.4l in the M3 GTS and CRT) as well as its racing variant (P65) seen in the Z4 GT3, M3 GT2 and M3 DTM. That engine also evolved into the unit currently used in the M4 DTM (P66) as well as the Judd 3.6l V8 for LMP2 (not used anymore)


    Yes you can interest me. Now shut up and take my money.

  • Blade t

    Didn’t know they had a manual option for these . Hope the clutch has already been replaced, I can only imagine how much they cost….

  • sidewaysspin

    Best looking 5-series ever, a design made for the future.


    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      You shallow

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i owned one for almost 3 years and sold it last month at 75,000 miles or 120,000 km.
    all i can say that is truly amazing performance engine with perfect noise. to have one was my dream and it is done.
    but if you want your dreams come true,then you would better be ready for upcoming costs.

  • Vassilis

    Best M5 ever!

  • smartacus

    i’d love to test drive a manual E60 M5,
    but i’d never ever want to buy one