2003 BMW M5


Engine Size
8 Cylinder Engine
Transmission Type
6 Speed Manual
Interior Color
Exterior Color
Carbon Black Metallic
SCD 017
Carfax Report

Final year E39 M5

*Carbon Black Metallic with Black Nappa "Heritage" leather interior
*Desirable final year E39 M5
*101k original miles
*Equipped with full-leather upholstery, M-Audio and split-folding rear seats
*California car since new with a Clean CarFax report and extensive documentation
*New Catalytic Converter, Oxygen Sensors and Michelin Pilot Sport tires
*Over $10k spent since 2018, including $3,100 service by BMW specialist, Enthusiast Auto Group (EAG)
*Available for immediate inspection at our Charlotte, NC office

The BMW M5 is a high performance variant of the 5 Series car built by the Motorsport division of BMW. The first incarnation of the M5 was hand-built in 1986 on the 535i chassis with a modified engine from the M1 that made it the fastest production sedan at the time. Versions of the M5 have been built from subsequent generations of the 5 Series platform.

Introduced in 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show, production did not begin until late October of that year. A total of 20,482 E39 M5's were made from 1999 to 2003. The E39 M5 utilizes the S62 V8 engine also shared with the Z8, which produces 394 bhp at 6,600 rpm and 369 lb/ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. All E39 M5s came equipped with a Getrag six-speed manual transmission.

Superlatives abound for the E39 M5:

To many, the 1999 to 2003 E39 BMW M5 is the best sedan BMW's ever built. With its powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine, lovely six-speed manual, and incredible agility all built into a practical and downright gorgeous package, it remains a benchmark even today. - Jalopnik

The E39 generation M5 is on many people's attainable dream car list. The timeless styling, exuberant performance, and sheer fantastic driving experience of the car enabled it to be regarded as one of the best vehicles BMW has ever built. - The Drive

The E39-generation BMW M5, built from 1998 to 2003, has achieved mythical status since it ended production. Even today, this M5 is the sports sedan by which all others are judged, and a lot of enthusiasts would argue that even BMW itself hasn't bested it. - Road & Track

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This M5 was sold new in Huntington Beach, California and would spend its days in the greater Los Angeles area until 2018 when it made the trip to North Carolina. Following our purchase we immediately sent the car to BMW specialist, Enthusiast Auto Group for an evaluation and comprehensive service. We then went the extra mile and performed significant reconditioning, taking care of typical trouble spots that occur on BMW's of this era. Everything from the repairing any "depixeling" in interior LCD displays to completely restoring the wheels, there's too much to list. This is not your typical used car.

We're big fans of the E39 M5 and particularly when they've been maintained. Given the exotic nature of these cars, it is very much a "pay now or pay later" situation.


Engine Type
Engine Size
8 Cylinder Engine


Body Color
Carbon Black Metallic




Interior Color
Center Console
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