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1999 BMW (E39) M5



This 1999 BMW M5 (E39) is an Australian-delivered example of an iconic super sedan, which presents with a tidy colour combination and choice modifications. Under the bonnet sits a naturally-aspirated 4.9-litre S62 V8 engine which produces 294kW and 500Nm. These outputs are sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The odometer of this car currently shows 232,785km.



Any BMW enthusiast will tell you what a high watermark the E39 M5 was for BMW M. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1998, the third-generation M5 made waves for its V8 powertrain, astonishing handling characteristic, and Q-car nature. What it lacks in visual exuberance the M5 more than makes up for in dynamics – many call it the best BMW driver’s car of all time. It’s a simple recipe at heart: a naturally-aspirated V8, a six-speed manual gearbox, and rear-wheel drive. Even still, it was such a good example of how a car should drive that rival manufacturers used it as a benchmark for developing new models. As the world embraces turbocharged and hybrid technology – methods often criticised for dulling a car’s character – cars like the E39 M5 stand tall to represent what true driving means.



This pre-facelift example pairs Le Mans Blue metallic with a black leather-upholstered interior. It also gets woodgrain trim inlays inside the cabin. This car appears updated with a set of LCI (facelifted) headlights and tail-lights. It has also been lowered on coilover suspension, and features a straight-through exhaust set-up. A set of original E39-specific 18-inch Style 65 wheels are finished in shadow chrome and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot 4 tyres.



This car was built new in Germany and was complied in Australia in August 1999. It was delivered new through Doncaster BMW in September 1999. The car has been owned by the seller for the last five years who has maintained it to a high standard. This includes maintenance completed by BMW specialists Southern BM in Melbourne. The last recorded service was completed in 2021. The car currently sees occasional use and spends the rest of its time in storage.



Exterior condition shows in fair order for a vehicle of its mileage. The Le Mans Blue paintwork shows good reflections in the light and no obvious swirl marking or scratching is seen. The front end and mirrors do show small stone chips consistent with use, and the lower plastic splitter has been grazed. There is also a small portion of paint bubbling on the right-hand front guard. Black plastic trim of the exterior could do with rejuvenation as it’s beginning to fade. All four wheels show points of kerb rash and the tyres retain a decent amount of tread.



Inside, this vehicle has been taken care of. There are some stress marks to the leather consistent with use, but otherwise the upholstery shows without tears, frays, or stains. The switchgear and trim inlays appear without obvious damage, while the carpeting and headlining has fared well without scuffing.



This car will be sold with original documentation including service booklets.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 1/12/22. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen.



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