We recently learned that the E39 BMW M5 will almost certainly begin to balloon in value, becoming almost too expensive to reasonably own. That’s due to the high demand of the E39 M5, which is largely regarded as the best M5 of all time. The already high demand will only get higher thanks to the brand-new F90-gen BMW M5 becoming all-wheel drive, thus making fans yearn for the older, purer M5s (despite the new one being excellent). So this specific 2001 E39 BMW M5 could be your cheapest ticket into the club.
Currently up for auction on Bring-A-Trailer, this 2001 E39 M5 is in really nice shape and the current bid is quite cheap. At the time of writing this, there are only two days left on the bid and it’s only at $8,600. For an E39 M5 with only 74,000 miles, that’s pennies.
Admittedly, this car isn’t a minter. There are some minor rock chips in the paint and it apparently has some minor parking scuffs. No big deal, especially for a car as special and incredible as the E39 M5.
Under the hood lies a 5.0 liter naturally-aspirated V8, which sends power through a six-speed manual to a rear-differential which helps roast its rear tires. It’s an incredible engine, too, one that burbles at low revs and sings at high revs.
This specific car, while not absolutely perfect, is still in really good shape. It’s also in a desirable colors scheme, being black on black. The paint is good for its age, the leather is still in great condition and the entire cabin as a whole is clean and free of wear.
To be honest, for around $10,000, there isn’t another used car I’d rather have. Not only are you getting a naturally-aspirated V8-powered BMW sedan with a six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive but you’re getting one of the finest driving sedans ever made. All with under 100,000 miles. It’s difficult to pass that up. So if you can swing the cash, take a look at this E39 BMW M5.