Drive the untouchable BMW M5

If you know anything about BMW’s, you will know that they are more than just a car, they are a lifestyle choice. If you want a powerful and stylish vehicle that makes a statement, then finding a BMW M5 for sale is an excellent choice.

On Auto Mart you can choose from a new or used BMW M5 for sale available from a range of dealers. Just in case you can’t decide if the M5 is for you, we delve a bit deeper into the New BMW M5.

BMW has released its new sixth generation M5 and its nothing to sneeze at. The BMW M5 is a high-performance luxury sedan and is the new king of the 5-Series lineup. Whereas its predecessors were dedicated performance sedans, the 2015 BMW M5 is more of a luxury super-sedan. Make no mistake, it’s still one of the fastest sedans around right now, but comfort takes greater priority this time around.


Performance of the BMW M5

The power plant of the M5 is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine. The engine dishes out 680 NM of torque from only 1,500 – 5750 rpm’s. The M5’s twin-scroll turbochargers are mounted between the two cylinder banks, which helps make the engine more compact.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual is also available. Reviews of the BMW M5 for sale claim that the automatic is actually better than the manual, the manual transmission is “sloppy”. The better automatic transmission is mostly due to the sophisticated electronic driving aids that have been installed. Equipped with the dual-clutch, the M5 leaps from zero to 100 kph in 4.3 seconds and continues on to a top speed that is electronically limited to 250 kph.


The M5 is 30 percent more fuel efficient than its V10-powered cousin. The fuel efficiency is thanks to its downsized engine and numerous EfficientDynamics upgrades like an automatic start/stop system and brake energy regeneration. It uses only 9.9 litres per 100km.

As usual, BMW’s new vehicle is very customizable. The rear differential locking level can be varied from 0 to 100 percent depending on the driver’s demands. This works with a M-specific steering calibration and the car’s Dynamic Damper Control to improve grip in both on-road and on-track situations.


BWM has made the new M5 stand out from the regular 5-Series with a full body kit. The kit consists of aggressive bumpers on both ends, side skirts, a classy trunk-mounted spoiler and gills in the upper front fenders. A small M5 badge hidden in the twin-slat kidney grills tells others that this is no ordinary 5-Series.



The new M5’s interior features a bespoke instrument cluster. It has plenty of room for five people. It has full leather trim and special bucket seats. The steering is commanded through a three-spoke multifunction wheel.

The BMW M5 boasts a new driver orientated dashboard. It features a color display for the latest generation of BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system. ConnectedDrive allows the passengers to get directions with real-time traffic information, radio station, surf the internet on-the-go or change the climate control settings by either using the touch screen, the iDrive button mounted next to the gear selector or the car’s voice control system. Alternatively, passengers can manually input an address by using a touchpad-like surface integrated into the top of the iDrive controller. It’s all very BMW. You are able to customize everything just the way you want it.


BMW M5 with the Competition Package

Buyers looking for more power can go for the optional Competition Package that pushes the V8’s output to 423 Kilowatts. This increase takes away 0.1 seconds from the car’s 0 to 100 kph sprint.

The BMW M5 for sale that has the Competition Package installed sits slightly lower to the ground. This is due to a more responsive, track-tuned suspension setup. This package has new coil springs and stiffer anti-sway bars. In the package you get custom M5 20-inch alloy wheels and a sport exhaust system that features four black chrome tips that give the M5 an aggressive track appearance.


Optional Extras

The amount of optional extras on this vehicle are immense. Some of the options include night vision with pedestrian detection, LED headlights, 20-inch wheels, an upgraded stereo system, a heads-up display, enhanced USB & Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration, a rear-seat entertainment system, carbon ceramic brakes and the aforementioned six-speed manual transmission.

The Executive Package is even more impressive. This package bundles together features such as a heated steering wheel, heated seats, a four-zone climate control unit, a power tailgate, ventilated seats, automatic high beams, adaptive full LED headlights and soft-close automatic doors.

The Driver Assistance Package adds a lane departure warning system, BMW’s Active Blind Spot Detection, side and top view cameras and a speed limit information system.

All of these features allow the buyer to get exactly what they want out of their BMW M5.

BMW M5BMW M5 with the Competition Package
Engine4.4-litre, twin turbo V8 petrol4.4-litre, twin turbo V8 petrol
GearboxSeven-speed M dual-clutchSeven-speed M dual-clutch
Power412kW @ 6000-7000rpm423kW @ 6000-7000rpm
Torque680Nm @ 1500-5750rpm680Nm @ 1500-6000rpm
0-100km/h4.3 Seconds4.2 Seconds
Top speed250km/h250km/h
Fuel Consumption9.9 litres per 100km9.9 litres per 100km
Limited slipdiffYesNo

M5 Dealers on Auto Mart

Are you in the market for a used BMW M5 for sale? See what our Dealers on Auto Mart have on offer:


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Inspectacar Menlyn

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 Lazarus Motor Company

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 S4 Auto

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 Club Motors Fountains

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The BMW M5 for sale is a great choice if you are looking for a vehicle. It’s functional, sporty and fast. You will be sure to turn some heads and raise some pulses in this model. Use Auto Mart to find and compare prices for either a used or a new BMW for sale.

Bruce Ungersbock

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