2015 BMW M5 F10 4.4 V8

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2015 BMW M5 F10 4.4 V8



The BMW M5 F10 might, despite the name, have moved from V10 power to V8 but that was by no means a retrograde step because Evo magazine said of it “No other super saloon offers the BMW M5’s combination of mind-bending straight-line performance, dynamic ability and everyday usability. Some will mourn the loss of the previous M5’s manic V10, but the new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 returns even more performance and uses less fuel. The F10 generation’s dual-clutch gearbox is a vast improvement over the old car’s SMG ‘box, too."

How fast is it? Well, the 4.4-litre, twin-turbocharged engine’s 552bhp and 502 lb.ft of torque allow the mighty M5 to hit 62mph in 4.3 seconds on its way to a governed top speed of 155mph, a speed that could be raised to 190mph if the original owner splashed out on the M Driver’s Package.

It is very far from being a one-trick pony though because Pistonheads wrote of it: “Such fat, easy power combined with a double-clutch gearbox and an upgraded chassis - around 50 per cent more rigid than the E60’s - helped the F10 to a 7:55 ’Ring time” – and while we are all a bit bored of hearing about the Nürburgring by now, that’s a helluva performance for a car that weighs 1,950kgs, isn’t it?"

The Vehicle

Finished in Sapphire Black Metallic with a contrasting Silverstone 2 Merino leather interior, the S63 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine and seven-speed DCT flappy paddle gearbox mean M5 blends performance and luxury better than almost anything else you can buy for the same money.

With only three previous owners and a main dealer service history, this M5 was first registered on the 12th of March 2015 and has covered just 53,800 miles from new.

Offered in a stunning condition and with NO RESERVE, this is an M5 you can buy with your head and your heart.

On the Outside

Owners of expensive, high-performance machines like this tend to be enthusiasts and so look after them better than most, so the condition of this one won’t come as a surprise.

Because it’s really rather lovely, isn’t it? Blending menace and subtlety rather nicely (just look at slide #2, for example; our tame photographer earned his skinny, de-caf, caramel latte with that shot, didn’t he?), this one boasts consistent and tight shutlines, no ripples, dents, or dinks to the panels, and a lovely finish to the Sapphire Black Metallic paintwork.

It’s also beautifully detailed with little chunks of gorgeousness like the side repeater lamp that’s not only integrated into an air vent but also features an ‘M5’ badge. This is a very nicely executed design.

The sunroof works as it should too, opening and closing at the touch of a button and sealing tightly.

The rims are black 20-inch 343M alloys jobbies fitted with recent matching Michelin tyres.

We will never get tired of telling you that experience shows that matching high-quality tyres are an infallible sign of a caring and mechanically sympathetic owner who is prepared to spend the appropriate amount in maintaining their car properly. Their presence does not, of course, preclude the need for a thorough inspection - something the vendor would welcome, by the way – but it does perhaps give you a shortcut into their attitude towards maintenance.

Oh, and the blue brake calipers make a nice change, don’t they?

And that’s your lot, really. Apart from the usual stonechips every car collects over the years, it’s still utterly magnificent.

On the Inside

In stark contrast to most BMWs of this era, this interior is light and airy and a million miles away from the ‘coal mine’ gloom you usually see thanks to that gorgeous Silverstone 2 Merino leather trim.

It’s all in fine fettle too, but then this is a seven-year-old car that’s seen only careful use over fewer than 54,000 miles, so we haven’t got much to say about it. Heck, even the (almost white) leather seats are just about pristine, and that’s no small thing.

The front ones are electrically controlled and heated as well, and the adjustable lumbar and under-thigh support they offer help make long journeys a breeze. The rear seats are even better and they even get their own controls for the air-conditioning.

The boot is as good as everywhere else and is home to the tool kit, warning triangle, and tyre compressor.

As for the toys you’ve got to play with, all we can say is that the options list took a beating because it’s fitted with:

  • M Drive 2
  • Pro sat-nav package
  • Head-up display
  • DAB tuner and Harman Kardon surround sound,
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Four-zone rear climate control
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Multi-function M-Sport steering wheel and gearknob
  • M5 kick plates
  • Switchable DSC stability traction control
  • Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus damper settings
  • Cruise control
  • Folding mirrors
  • Electric windows and remote central locking,
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Silver dash and matching door trim
  • Front and rear armrests
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Quad exhaust
  • Adaptive Xenon headlights with High Beam Assist, and parking distance sensors.

Slides #308 and #309 show the full list options but set aside some time to read them because there are lots. And lots.


As you can see – and would expect – its starts on the button, revs and ticks over nicely, and the dashboard is free of warning lights. Can’t ask for more really, can you?

It also drives as it should - and the exhaust makes a helluva noise, doesn’t it?

The engine bay is very good but then that’s what you get when you fork out for BMW to look after it every year.

The underside is excellent as well. But then you’d guessed that by now, hadn’t you?

History Highlights

The M5’s MoT certificate is valid until May 2023 and it was gained, like every single one it’s ever taken, with no advisories.

Its last service was on the 23rd of August 2021 at 47,958 miles, so the next one is due in approximately seven thousand miles.

The service and maintenance record can be seen in slides #310-314 and on the dashboard but can be summarised as follows:

  • 07.04.2021 and 44,582 miles - service by Specialist Cars Stevenage
  • 18.12.2019 and 41,786 miles - service by Specialist Cars Stevenage
  • 20.04.2018 and 36,248 miles - service by Specialist Cars Stevenage
  • 11.11.2017 and 33,345 miles - service by Sytner Nottingham
  • 08.09.2016 and 16,832 miles - service by Sytner Nottingham
  • 15.06.2015 and 1,613 miles - service by Sytner Nottingham

The recent Vehicle History Check is clean and it comes with two remote key fobs.

What We Think

Sportscars are emotional purchases, investments we often make for reasons dictated by the heart rather than the head. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it does mean we sometimes need to be sure we’re buying the right car for the right reasons.

This BMW M5 offers all the performance and handling any sane driver could ever ask for in a package that any family would enjoy travelling in. It’ll crush continents with the same ease as it will your local track day, and it’ll do it with the sort of ruthless efficiency we’ve come to expect of our modern super saloons.

And, this one has been regularly serviced by BMW main dealers and cherished and pampered by just four owners, which means it’s a car your accountant will endorse as much as your therapist.

And the price for what might be the fastest and most reliable way to get from A to B? Somewhere between £23,000 and £28,000, which is staggering value, isn’t it? And it's No Reserve!

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  • Location: Bonhams|Cars Online HQ, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Seller Type: Trade
  • Odometer Reading: 53000
  • Chassis Number: WBSFV92030D894557
  • Engine: 4395
  • Gearbox: Auto
  • Steering position: Right-hand drive
  • Colour: Sapphire Black
  • Interior: Extended Merino Silverstone Leather
  • Estimated Price: £23,000 - £28,000

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