BMW M5 E39 1998-2003


April 22, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
BMW M5 E39 (1998-2003)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
155 (limited) 187 (unlimited)
0-30 mph
2.3
0-60 mph
5.2
0-100 mph
12.3
1/4 mile
13.9
0-1 km
24.2
BHP
394 @6600rpm
Torque lbft
369 @3800rpm
BHP per ton
225
Engine capacity CC/CU
4941/302
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 32
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
188.3
Width (in)
70.9
Height (in)
56.6
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3850
Additional Info: Originally BMW were happy with the 540i, but stiff competition from Jaguar and Mercedes forced them to create the E39 M5.

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