BMW M5 Saloon | M5 4dr DCT


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PersonalLease
£1,119.86Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£933.22Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£10,078.78 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£8,398.98 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close anti-trap all round
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rain sensor with auto light activation system
BRAKES
  • ABS/EBD
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Brake assist
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • DSC
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Hill start assist
  • Motor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque Control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Anthracite Velour floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Adaptive drive with variable damper control
  • Anti-roll bars
COMMUNICATION
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • BMW remote services
  • City brake control
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • Front/rear Parking distance control
  • Lane change warning system with blind spot check
  • Lane departure and rear collision warning system
  • Park assist plus
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Reversing camera
  • Servotronic PAS
  • Speed limiter
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Automatic bootlid operation
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 20GB Hard drive
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake force display
  • Digital cockpit
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive controller and display with 10.2" colour display monitor
  • Navigation System Professional Multimedia
  • On board computer
  • On-board diagnosis - OBD
  • Outside temperature display
  • Personal Profile
  • Real time traffic information
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming door mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric folding and heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Aluminium carbon trim with pearl chrome finish
ENGINE
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • BMW professional radio/DVD/MP3
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Gesture control for infotainment system
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system
  • USB socket
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Anti-corrosion treatment
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured side sills
  • Carbon fibre roof
  • Chrome kidney grille with chrome fronted double black vertical slats
  • Four chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • High gloss shadow line
  • Illuminated door handles
  • Individual door sill finishers
  • M rear spoiler
  • M side gills with M5 logo
  • Metallic paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Follow me home headlights
  • High beam assistant
  • Icon Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 4 Zone automatic air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power point front
  • Additional 12V sockets in rear and luggage compartment twin USB charging sockets
  • Alcantara headlining in Anthracite
  • Battery in luggage with jump start facility
  • Electric adjustable steering column
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front/rear armrests within door panels
  • Full Merino leather upholstery
  • Gearshift paddles
  • Illuminated glovebox with lock
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders storage
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear footwell lights
  • Rear reading lights
SAFETY
  • Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting unlocks doors
  • Door reinforcements
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
  • Dual horn
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Front head restraints with anti-whiplash
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Fuel cut off safety device
  • Inertia reel front seatbelts pretensioners
  • Side impact protection
  • Three inertia reel rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix rear child seat preparation
  • M Sport multi-function front seats with electric lumbar support and driver memory
  • Rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Automatic drive away locking facility
  • Comfort access system with smart opener
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote central locking
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" M double spoke light alloy wheels with mixed tyres in bicolour finish - style 706
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre mobility system

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 246
  • HC: 49E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 89
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 4395
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Codes: S63B44T4
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Stroke: 88.3
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 26.1
  • EC Extra Urban: 32.4
  • EC Urban: 19.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 18.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 19.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 11.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 11.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 9.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 10.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 10.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 11.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 11.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 12
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: M5
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 600
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 4.4
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 3.4
  • BHP: 600
  • Engine Power KW: 441
  • Engine Power RPM: 5600
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 553
  • Engine Torque MKG: 76.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 750
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1800
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 275/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 285/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: M DOUBLE-SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1473
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4966
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.6
  • Wheelbase: 2982
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1903
  • Width (including mirrors): 2126
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 530
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 68
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2440
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1865
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 575

Reviews

BMW M5 Saloon FIVE COMES ALIVE (73/100)

BMW's M5 continues to define what a super saloon should be. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

BMW's M5 is the yardstick against which all serious performance saloons are judged, a car that in sixth 'F90' generation form gets all-wheel drive for the first time. The company insists that the bespoke 'M xDrive' set-up is compatible with its brand values: it's certainly needed to control the prodigious output of this model's refettled 600hp 4.4-litre V8. A trick rear diff gets the power to the tarmac, there's an uprated auto gearbox and a myriad of drive mode settings to make this the most configurable performance car on the planet. Munich, it seems, has thought of almost everything.

Background

BMW invented the executive super saloon with their M5 and though Audi's RS6 and AMG versions of Mercedes' E-Class have offered stiff competition in recent years, for many, this remains the definitive motorsport-bred business blaster. Time to rate this 'F90'-series sixth generation version. From the outset in 1984, this model line was all about straight six power, normal aspiration and rear wheel drive but over the years, all these original staples have evolved as BMW seeks to reinterpret what the ultimate super saloon should be. A V8 engine arrived for the 'E39' third generation version in 1998. And turbocharging was adopted for this current car's fifth generation 'F10'-series predecessor in 2011. Now at last, we've got 4WD too, though BMW reassures us that you can turn it off if you want and slide the back around. Which is nice... The main reason all-wheel drive traction is needed lies with the news that engine output from the twin turbo V8 unit that's carried over here has now reached 600hp - 39hp more than before. We're here to put it all to the test - and enjoy a fresh chapter in the history of one of our favourite high performance standard-setters.

Driving Experience

We've tested every generation of M5 over the last thirty five years - but nothing quite like this sixth 'F90'-series incarnation. The big news this time round is the addition of 4WD to the package, an M xDrive system incorporated in such a way as to only activate additional drive to the front wheels in extremis, so keeping this BMW's essentially rear-driven character. There's a selectable track-orientated 2WD-only driving mode if you really want to throw the back around. Power is provided by the most potent engine ever devised by BMW's high performance M division, a revised version of the 4.4-litre V8 unit used by the previous 'F10'-series model. This time, thanks to a sharper set of twin turbos, a new cooling system, a revised exhaust and higher injection pressures, it puts out 600hp - 40hp more than before - or as much as 625hp in the case of the uprated 'Competition' variant. This powerplant doesn't quite have the thundery bluster of the AMG V8 used in this M5's Mercedes E 63 arch-rival, even if the optional M Sport-tuned tail pipes are fitted. But its output is now certainly a match for that Stuttgart saloon, as are the performance figures, which see 62mph from rest taking just 3.4s in this standard model en route to a top speed that when de-restricted will take you to 190mph. That's Ferrari-fast. But of course a two-tonne super saloon isn't going to change direction with the agility of that Maranello model. Or so you'd think. Actually, the M5 does an astonishingly good job of disguising all that bulk, aided hugely by the Active M differential that varies torque across the M-specific back axle. And by the extent to which you can set the car up to your exact driving preferences via short-cut buttons and an 'M-configuration' that allows you to alter stability settings, engine response, suspension and steering feel and timings for the torque-converter 8-speed 'M Steptronic' auto transmission that's been introduced this time round.

Design and Build

You'd have to know your BMWs to recognise this one's exalted status. The wheel arches are gently teased over M Double-spoke 20-inch alloys, through which you glimpse the high performance braking system. In addition, there are M-specific mirrors and M5-branded side gills - but that's about it for the model-specific changes. Unless you happen to be admiring the car from an upper window. Then you'll be able to take in the lovely 'CFRP' 'CarbonFibre Reinforced Pastic' roof. It says a lot about the quality of the seventh generation 'G30' BMW 5 Series that it's only taken a bit of fairly minor fettling to make this cabin feel entirely appropriate to a car with a six-figure price tag. And to a supersonic saloon with Ferrari levels of performance. The primary contributor to that lies with the M multifunctional sports seats, which grip you tightly, use soft fine grain Merino leather and feature an 'M5' logo beneath the headrest. You also get a red starter button and anthracite-coloured alcantara headlining. And the main controls are nicely finished - the bespoke red-striped stick you get for the new eight-speed M Stepronic auto gearbox and the thick three-spoke M leather steering wheel with its important two red Memory-setting buttons you'll want to programme to your preferences at the earliest opportunity. Through it, you view an M-branded set of graphics in the standard 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. In the rear, there's a fraction less space than you'd get in a rival E 63, but the difference isn't very great. Out back, there's a decent-sized 530-litre boot.

Market and Model

Pricing's taken quite a leap for this sixth generation model, which now lists at around £90,000 in this standard 600hp form. Back in 2011, the previous 'F10'-series rear-driven MK5 version launched at around £70,000, but of course this time round, you get AWD, more power and more kit. BMW also offers an uprated 625hp 'Competition' version of this car, with even sharper handling and extra equipment, but that model will cost you well over £96,000. In case you were wondering, there's only a saloon body style on offer; some previous generation M5s have also been available in 'Touring' estate guise. BMW says it's looked at that for this 'F90'-series car, but because the rear axle and wheel travel is quite different on a 5 Series wagon, quite a lot of redevelopment would be needed. It'd be a great car though... Few commentators have questioned this car's value proposition, but we're going to by pointing out that the asking price here is almost double what you'd pay for the top model in the conventional 5 Series range, a 540i xDrive M Sport. That variant may only put out 340hp, but it still has AWD and is less than a second and a half slower from rest to 62mph. Visually, it doesn't look much different. And you can get it as an estate....

Cost of Ownership

BMW's quick to tell us that the kerb weight of this sixth generation 'F90'-series M5 has dropped by 15kgs over the previous model, but not so keen to remind us that this car still weighs the best part of two tonnes, despite its 'cluster architecture' underpinnings and composite carbonfibre-style roof. Still, delivering 4WD and a lot more equipment this time round without any really significant drop in fuel economy or CO2 returns has to be seen as something of a result. Let's get to the figures, though of course they're pretty irrelevant because if you were to regularly replicate them, we'd have to wonder why you bothered buying an M5 in the first place. It's interesting though, to see how this car fares in comparison to the figures you'd get with its closest competitor, the Mercedes-AMG E 63, which, for reference, are 26.2mpg on the combined cycle and 245g/km of CO2. Check out BMW's stats and you'll find that this 'F90'-series M5 slightly shades its arch-rival; we're talking 26.9mpg on the combined cycle (it was 28.5mpg with the previous 'F10'-series V8 model) and the CO2 reading is 241g/km (previously 232g/km). For the uprated 'Competition' version of this car, the readings are 26.9mpg and 243g/km.

Summary

With this 'F90'-series model, the development team has proved that an AWD M5 can still retain a rear-driven, enthusiast-orientated character. And delivered a super saloon that's as happy collecting your dry cleaning as it is on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. If you are on a circuit, it's good that you don't have to have all-wheel traction unless you want it, but unless you're an expert or intent on showing off, we're guessing you'll really value that extra tractional help in extremis. And on a wet, icy morning, it'll give you the small but crucial extra dose of confidence that'll allow you to enjoy this car even more. This would be our fast four-door of choice if money were no object - and, we suspect, probably yours too. We wish it wasn't so expensive, but it's more engaging than its predecessor and more real-world usable too. In short, this car is, more than ever, everything an M5 should be.

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