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500-HP BMW M5 Masterpiece Is Unlike Any Other

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And why does it barely have 10,000 miles?

The E60 BMW M5, built from 2005 until 2010, was unlike any of its predecessors. No other BMW M5 ever had nor ever will have what it did: a naturally aspirated V10 engine. The 5.0-liter S85 V10 was BMW's first and only production V10 and had inspiration from its time in Formula 1 and it was exclusively used for this M5. Now, the E60 M5 also has some controversy due to its Chris Bangle-penned exterior styling. It was love it or hate it, but there's no question BMW's now-former design boss forever changed the brand's design trajectory.

The combination of the E60 M5's engine and exterior design turned it into an instant classic and, chances are, you'd be more than happy to buy one if the price is right. Who wouldn't want a 507-hp muscle sedan? If you happen to have about $65,000 on hand, then we've found the perfect one. This 2005 BMW M5 is currently up for sale on the German-language website Autobild for the aforementioned price.

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Not only does it have less than 10,000 miles on its odometer, but it also served as the original press vehicle for the official media photoshoot, shown here.

Equipped with the M aerodynamic package, head-up display, electronic damping system, and painted in Silver Metallic with ivory leather upholstery, this E60 M5 is definitely not cheap, especially given that it's 14 years old. BMW collectors and enthusiasts understand its value and uniqueness. After all, only 19,523 units of both the E60 M5 sedan and wagon were built.

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It's also worth noting that given this M5's extremely low mileage, it has not even required major service yet. Whoever previously owned went to great lengths to keep it in excellent condition. The bad/inconvenient part is that it's located in Germany, so international shipping costs will only add to the final price. Fortunately, because the E60 M5 was sold in the US as well, there should be few to no issues getting it approved for America's roads. And yes, something like this needs to be driven, not locked up in storage.

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