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Long-term review

BMW M5 - long-term review

£89,645/£101,900 as tested
Published: 30 Aug 2019
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SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPEC

    BMW M5

  • ENGINE

    4395cc

  • BHP

    600bhp

  • MPG

    26.1mpg

  • 0-62

    3.4s

Fix your wagon

It’s back from the menders, and all is currently well. The high-pressure fuel sensors have been replaced to cure the car stalling in traffic, and while it was there BMW noticed a noise which I’d thought was an occasional hum from the left front tyre and thought nothing of. Turns out that came from the front diff, so that’s also been replaced.

Troubling, though, isn’t it? Early versions of the old F10 M5 had oil pump faults, while the V10 E60 before that had a reputation for landing big bills on owners. So let’s hope this is the end of M5 issues and I can get back to enjoying the car.

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But not from the rear seat. Was in there recently. The front seats are so massive that those in the back are effectively behind a partition.

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