- The F10-generation M5 was the final to supply a guide transmission.
- The Competitors model turned up the output of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 to 575 horsepower.
- This M5 is reportedly considered one of 118 to mix the stick shift with the Competitors package deal.
The BMW M5 was the final holdout among the many German, high-performance government sedans to supply a guide transmission, however these days ended after the 2016 mannequin 12 months. This 2015 M5, up for public sale on Deliver a Trailer—which, like Automobile and Driver, is a part of Hearst Autos—is from the waning days of the stick shift. What makes it even rarer is that it combines the row-your-own gearbox with the Competitors package deal, mentioned to be simply 118 to take action.
Within the M5, the six-speed guide changed the usual seven-speed dual-clutch computerized, and it additionally features a rev-matching operate. The Competitors package deal was a $7500 choice that upped the output of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8’s from 560 to 575 horsepower. It additionally included a revised suspension with a 0.4-inch decrease experience peak, 20-inch wheels, an M Dynamic drive mode, and black-chrome exhaust retailers. Like all M5s, it has quite a few settings for the suspension, steering, throttle mapping, and extra, however two of your favourite combos may be saved after which accessed by way of the M1 and M2 buttons on the steering wheel.
In C/D testing of the non-Competitors M5, we discovered the guide to be 0.3 second slower to 60 mph than the automated model, however 4.0 seconds remains to be fairly fast.
One has to think about that this automotive’s Sakhir Orange Merino leather-based inside can be a uncommon spec, and it makes a full of life counterpoint to the Singapore Grey Metallic exterior. This M5 was additionally optioned with the Government Bundle, which introduced a head-up show, soft-close doorways, four-zone local weather management, heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel, amongst different niceties.
With simply 25K miles on the odometer, this automotive could also be as shut as you are going to get to a brand new BMW M5 guide. Definitely, BMW is not making them anymore, and people days aren’t going to return.
This public sale ends on October 27.
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Joe Lorio has been obsessive about automobiles since his Matchbox days, and he obtained his first subscription to Automobile and Driver at age 11. Joe began his profession at Vehicle Journal below David E. Davis Jr., and his work has additionally appeared on web sites together with Amazon Autos, Autoblog, AutoTrader, Hagerty, Hemmings, KBB, and TrueCar.