This 2009 BMW M5 isn’t really a full Dinan model, but rather a desirable car which has undergone some factory-approved Dinan modifications. Purists rejoiced when the manual option was re-added to the M5, but few seem to come up for sale. This particular model looks just about showroom fresh in metallic black hearkening back to it’s Grandfather E28. But what resides under the hood of this monster is decidedly not from an E28; with nearly double the cylinders and double the horsepower, these M5s will and can take on just about anything you can bring to it. The manual replaces the jerky-at-low-speeds and harsh shifting (not to mention expensive to service) SMG transmission, making the black interior that much more inviting:
Engine: 5.0 liter V10
Mileage: 65,188 mi
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EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF A WELL CARED FOR M5, 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ALL DINAN ENHANCEMENTS PURCHASED AND INSTALLED AT BMW OF BRIDGEPORT TOTALING IN EXCESS OF $11,000. (INVOICE INCLUDED) DINAN HIGH FLOW THROTTLE BODIES, DINAN HIGH FLOW MASS AIR METER, DINAN INTAKE ASSEMBLIES, DINAN FREE FLOW EXHAUST, DINAN STAGE 3 SOFTWARE, HEADS UP DISPLAY, NAVIGATION, COMFORT ACCESS, COLD WEATHER, MICHELIN PS2’S, ALL MANUALS, 2-KEYS, CLEAN CARFAX
To me these cars still seem like they just arrived on the market, so it’s amazing to me that they’re priced below $40,000 now. For mid-range 3 series money, this is a lot more car and a lot more special than run of the mill 3er. If you really want to announce your presence in the office park, the Dinan exhaust will do that quite nicely for you. Long term the 6 speed manual is the option I’d choose. This car looks well kept and dealer serviced, so there shouldn’t be any surprises of any sort except for the face on that Porsche 911 Turbo driver as you out accelerate them. Downsides? Like all M5s, there don’t seem to be many – this is truly a car for most occasions!
there is a reason for the “reasonable” pricing of the E60 M5.
1st off the styling polarized many people….especially since it replaced the E39 which was much loved.
2nd: the SMG in the initial cars was lousy and that is being kind…..many owners reported getting the proverbial “red cog” of death which when appeared on your dash, it basically locked the car up making it immobile. it was very clunky shifting around town only when you had it in one of its many different “M” mode settings did the car shift really fast and smooth. which brings us to the 3rd and biggest issue.
the SMG’s were stupid money to repair/replace when the red cog appeared, some owners had to fight with BMW….so many of these cars were either sold or went back ASAP when the warranty was up….some purchased extended warranties but not many….a great info source is the M5board.
The beauty of this Beast is the S85 motor….it screams at speed and acceleration!…had a friend with a Silverstone one w/the RPI exhaust, mid-pipes, secondary cat delete and it sounded like an F1 car going through the gears….
the 6speed is really a nice option in that you eliminate the BIGGEST cost of the E60 (SMG failure)…so you go through a clutch..lol
the only drawback and for me it was not a big deal is that the gearing of the SMG is better suited to the high revving V-10…
there are many examples of these 100K cars trading for 1/2 or less than half their original MSRP.
I had a student with an E60 in full attack mode at a BMW HPDE when the red cog popped up mid-90mph corner. It was exciting, to say the least. I walked away firmly believing that I would never own a SMG after I saw that happen, but the 6 speed makes for an interesting change of heart….
@Carter….one word for that experience “pucker”!
It was like throwing an anchor out. Luckily we were mostly straight and past apex but the grinding/crashing noise was unreal. Got into the pits quickly and the car wouldn’t restart. Finally got it going and limped into the pits. Sounded like a coffee can full of bolts rolling down a hill…..scary expensive to fix, I’m sure!
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