BMW M5 E39

1998-2003 – 400 bhp – 368 ft Ibf – 0-60 mph 4.8s V8 N/A 5 Litre


Country of origin: Germany
Numbers built: 1997: 1, 1998: 678, 1999: 5425
Produced: 1998 – 2003


Configuration: 90 degree V8
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement: 4.941 liter/301.5 cu in
Bore/Stroke : 94.0mm (3.7in)/89.0mm (3.5in)
Vale Train: 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC
Fuel Feed: Bosch MSS 52 Fuel Injection
Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated


Chassis/Body: Unitary Steel
Front Suspension: McPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Anti Roll Bars
Rear Suspension: Multi-link, Coil Springs, Anti Roll Bar
Steering: Recirculating Ball, Power Assisted
Brakes: Ventilated Discs, All-Round, ABS
Gearbox: 6 Speed Manual
Drive: Rear Wheel Drive


Weight: 1720kg/3792Ibs
Length/Width/Height: 4784mm (188.3in)/1800mm (70.9in)/1432mm (56.4in)
Wheelbase/Track: 2830mm (111.4in)/Front 1515mm (59.6in) Rear 1527mm (60.1in)

Performance Figures

Power: 400bhp/298KW @ 6600rpm
Torque: 500Nm/369 Ft Ibs @ 3800rpm
BHP/Liter: 81bhp/Liter
Power to Weight: 0.23bhp/kg or 232.56bhp/ton
Top Speed: 250km/h / 155mph