Some great things come from the Netherlands these days; nice people, amazing cuisine, bicycle tracks everywhere and talented photographers. Thomas Van Rooij is certainly one of them and his work featured here today portraying another BMW is nothing short of spectacular.
In this photoshoot, the matte blue BMW E60 M5 travels from an abandoned factory and parking garage to the beautiful streets of Amsterdam.
The E60 M5 was introduced in 2005, with a V10 engine and 7-speed sequential manual gear box linking the car with the BMW Sauber Formula One program. The E60 M5 was the world’s first production sedan to feature that engine-drivetrain combination. As with some of its predecessors, the E60 variant of the M5 was both the quickest and fastest four-door sedan in the world at the time of its release.
The multiple World Engine of the Year award-winning S85 engine produces 373 kW (500 hp) and 520 N·m (380 lb·ft) of torque. The engine and transmission were designed from scratch for this particular model; they are not based on other models.
During its five-year run, 20,548 units were built composing of 19,523 saloons and 1,025 wagons. 8,800 were sold in the U.S., all of the sedan variety. Great Britain and Ireland claimed 1,776 examples, followed by BMW’s home market of Germany with 1,647 units, and 1,357 were sold in Japan. Italian enthusiasts claimed 512 units, and 339 examples were sold in Australia.
Take a small break from your busy Monday work day and take a look at the photos created in one of the most epic cities in the world.