|Car location:||Tallahassee, Florida, United States|
purchased this M5 back in 2018. The car
is a very rare 6-speed, 3-pedal manual transmission. I bought the car because of its rarity and I absolutely
love these cars. I’ve owened a few of
these but all with the SMG transmission and I was looking for the opportunity
to own one of the rare ones with a true manual.
The car was known to have the common rod bearing issue. Upon purchase
and inspection of the vehicle, I decided to have the engine sent off to Fast
Attack Motorsports to have the engine rebuilt with new rod bearings, machined
the crankshaft, and rebuild the VANOS and oil pumps. The cost of the rebuild was $8,500. The car currently only has a couple hundred
miles on it since the rebuild. During
the time at Fast Attack I had a number of things done to the car. The wheels where refinished and powder coated
gloss black and had four new tires mounted.
The oil cooler that is a common leaking area has been replaced. We also installed a new clutch and flywheel
from Bimmerworld. I went with something
a little more aggressive than stock, but still very streetable. Another common problem on these cars is the
DSC/ABS module goes bad. I sent the unit
off to Module Masters and had the unit rebuilt to alleviate the potential problem. Also during the time the car was away, I
wetsanded and polished all the paint and ceramic coated all the paint and
The Good: the
major common problems with these cars have been addressed. The major problem with the E60 M5 is the SMG
transmission failures. Since this car
has the manual, this is not an issue.
Rob bearings are an issue on these cars and the engine is freshly
rebuilt. During the time that I have had
the car, I have not spared any expense in fixing the items that I have found to
be an issue.
The Not So Good: The
car does have a DSC/DBC warning (the “brake” light that is shown in the picture
of the dash and the traction control light).
This is due to a bad steering wheel angle sensor that needs to be
programmed but my computer is unable to program it. This also inhibits the turn signal from
turning off automatically when the steering wheel is turned back to center (it
can be cancelled manually). There is a
message for a Dynamic Damping Control malfunction, but there are no codes in
our computer for this error and it only comes up when you shut the car
off. There is a small noise from the clutch/transmission
that might be from the more aggressive clutch but I can’t confirm that. The car drives perfectly and there are no
issues in its operation. Cosmetically,
there is a scrape on the edge of the wheel arch of the front right fender
(pictured). There is also two small
marks in the back bumper (pictured).
These two areas could use to be repainted.
cars are amazing cars and the power of this car along with the manual
transmission make it a blast to drive.
The only reason I’m selling the car and not finishing up the last couple
things on it and keeping it is I need the money out of the car for a business
development project that I’m pursuing. I
had planned on keeping this car long term and truly wish I could, but
circumstances dictate that I sell it and relatively quickly, hence the No
Reserve auction. I am a FL dealer and
will have to collect FL sales tax, which would be reciprocated to any other
state. Car is sold As-Is. Inspection prior to purchase is welcome.
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