Offered for sale is an absolutely immaculate, one owner 2006 BMW M5 with only 23k original miles, finished in ever ominous Black Sapphire Metallic over Black leather. Purchased new by the CEO of one of the world’s largest company’s, the car was primarily used as a daily driver for the few months out of the year that he spent at his vacation home here in Montecito. Always garaged and babied, always serviced by the dealership, this is undoubtedly one of the nicest E60 M5s on the market, only being sold to make way for a new Aston Martin.
The car’s Sapphire Black finish is absolutely stunning, the best color selection to cloak Chris Bangle’s ceaselessly elegant yet masculinely aggressive lines. Marred only by a handful of rock chips commensurate with any 20k mile car, the finish is completely original with no accidents in the car’s history to speak of. Consequently all of the panel fits and gaps are factory perfect and the body is free of any dings or dents. The car’s interior is equally flawless, showing virtually no wear to the seats, interior panels, suede headliner or carpets. The owner purchases all of his cars completely loaded with options and everything works exactly as it should.
This extends to the car’s mechanicals, which have been religiously tended to by the local BMW dealership to ensure the M5’s truly amazing performance. One of the E60 M5’s biggest improvements over the preceding E39 is that the car can in fact drive conservatively if that’s the driver’s wish. But when the settings are changed in iDrive, the E60 M5 becomes a 500hp brute, just barely contained by its wildly over-engineered leash. It’s hard not to grin when you hear the throaty, precise rumble from the monstrous V10, feel your neck snap back when you depress the gas pedal and hold on for dear life as the car rockets from a stop, the optional SMG transmission crisply working its way through each of the seven gears. Not surprisingly, the handling and brakes are also truly impressive, BMW continuing to set the bench mark for the modern sports sedan.
Whether you’re specifically in the market for an E60 M5 or just looking for an affordable supercar for your weekly jaunt to the grocery store, this car deserves your serious consideration. It’s as close to showroom as you’ll find and needs nothing but a new owner.