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2002 BMW M5

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I think it’s safe to say that the E39 M5 might be viewed in the coming decades as a high water mark for BMW. This car had the right stuff. A powerful V8, tuned chassis and any transmission you wanted as long as it was a 6-speed manual. With the quest for fuel economy and ever tightening emissions standards, it seems a formula like this is endangered. For the power hungry, however, now is a great time to pick up one of these modern classics. Those on a quest for a like new example will be intrigued by this example for sale in Pennsylvania.

Click for more details: 2002 BMW M5 on Hemmings Motor News


Year: 2005
Model: M5
Engine: 4.9 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 34,827 mi
Price: $36,900 Buy It Now

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ONE OWNER M5 with extensive service documentation. Chiaretto Red Metallic over Black Leather and includes extra charge options Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Bluetooth Module, Power Rear Sun Shade and BMW Radio System M. Standard equipment includes 5.0L 8-Cylinder, Manual 6-Speed Transmission, Automatic Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Limited Slip Axle, Power Front and Rear Disc Brakes, Anti-Lock Brakes, On-Board Computer, Rear Window Defroster, Leather Door Trim Panels, Illuminated Keyless Remote Entry, Front Fog Lights, Oil Temperature Gauge, Auto Headlamp Control, Xenon Headlamps, Central Locking System, Dual Heated Power Mirrors with Memory, Righthand Automatic Tilt Down, Inside and Outside Automatic Day/Night Mirrors, Power Glass Moon Roof, Navigation System, AM/FM Stereo with CD and Cassette and 6-Disc CD Changer, Leather Heated Sport Bucket Seats with Dual 16-Way Power and Drivers Memory, Speed Control, Front and Rear Spoilers, Dynamic Stability Control, Leather-Wrapped Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel with Touch Controls and Memory, Tachometer, Tire Pressure Monitor System, 18-inch Chrome Cast Alloy Wheels, Traction Control, Power Trunk Release, Power Windows, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Books and Floor Mats. Comes comprehensively serviced and detailed by our highly regarded Bosch Authorized Service Facility. 3 Months / 3,000 Miles 100% Parts and 100% Labor Warranty. Ask your Sales Representative for other extended warranty options for this vehicle. Trades Welcome. — EXTERIOR: Excellent Overall Exterior Condition; Fully Detailed — INTERIOR: Excellent Overall Interior Condition; Fully Detailed — INSTALLED FEATURES: Rear Spoiler, Aluminum Accents, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual, Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control, Shift Knob Trim: Alloy and Leather, Steering Wheel Trim: Leather, Center Console, Cruise Control, Includes Driver Seat, Keyless Entry, Power Steering, Remote Trunk Release, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio, Steering Wheel: Power Tilt and Telescopic, Universal Garage Door Opener, ABS: 4-Wheel, Limited Slip Differential: Rear, Power, Stability Control, Traction Control, CD Changer, Cassette, Clock, In-Dash CD: Single Disc, Navigation System, Premium Brand, Radio: AM/FM, Tachometer, Trip Computer, Daytime Running Lights, Exterior Entry Lights, Front Fog Lights, Headlight Cleaners, Headlights: Auto On/Off, Headlights: Xenon, 18 Inch Wheels, Alloy Wheels, Front Wipers: Intermittent, Front Wipers: Rain Sensing, Moonroof: Power, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Anti-Theft Alarm System, Exterior Mirrors: Auto-Dimming, Exterior Mirrors: Heated, Exterior Mirrors: Power, Front Airbags: Dual, Head Airbags: Front and Rear, Inside Rearview Mirror: Electrochromic, Power Door Locks, Side Airbags: Front, Front Seat Type: Bucket, Front Seat Type: Sport, Heated: Front Seats, Power Adjustments, Type: Bench, Upholstery: Leather, Digital Audio System, Parking Sensors – Front and Rear
Price: $36,900

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I’ve seen a number of low mileage E39 M5s edging deep into $30k territory lately. In the case of some sellers, it’s most likely the sign of ambition, but given what we’ve seen with earlier M cars, it could be foreshadowing things to come. Chiaretto Red isn’t a common M5 color, but one which I think suits the design quite well. Given this car has one owner and service records, it’s certainly for the person on the hunt for a no excuses car. If this one could be had closer to the $30,000 mark or just a bit under, it would be well bought.



  1. Z
    Z December 27, 2013

    Since I have the poor man’s M5 (540i 6 speed) I truly would like to have M5 one of these days. I just don’t know who’s smoking crack here. The seller or the buyer willing to pay 37 large. The only more ridiculous prices are at that used car dealer in Cincinnati. Also, instead of listing service records, the seller is listing pointless generic description.

  2. MDriver
    MDriver December 27, 2013

    this Chiaretto Red beast has been floating around the market for a bit now…
    price is very optimistic to say the least…
    it is a uncommon color…..if it had the caramel interior it would really be a standout…
    for a MY2002 it is in 2003 territory and lacking service records???

  3. MDriver
    MDriver December 27, 2013

    oh and ya think they used enough armor-all??

  4. Ry
    Ry December 27, 2013

    The carfax on the site makes me think they bought it at auction in late September. Should we be surprised that the place that took this in on trade elected to sell it at auction? Maybe the color is a hard sell?

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