2000 BMW M5 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2000 BMW M5 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carBMW M3

Summary:

Greatest sport sedan on the road today...period

Faults:

The only issue were the Mass Air Flow Meters which were replaced.

General Comments:

This vehicle set the benchmark for the sports sedan category.

It is extremely powerful and rather nimble for a 2 ton vehicle.

Compared with similar vehicles..ie. E55 Benz & RS6 Audi it is more fun to drive due to the manual transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2005

26th Jan 2009, 02:42

If we can look past the idea that to be a man, you must drive a manual, you'll find that the E55 is in fact dynamically a better car in every way.

3rd Aug 2009, 15:46

This statement is just wrong. First of all - YES, if you're a man - you should drive manual. Second - E55 is a car that you can fall asleep in while driving...

23rd Mar 2011, 07:18

I agree, why spend all that money on a lazy transmission?

If you buy an Audi, get a RS4, simple, don't even go in a Mercedes showroom, drive past to BMW.

The M5 is a true driver's car, and the E39 M5 is the best M5 made.. proven. If you buy one, a little money invested in an aftermarket clutch, a flywheel, remap, decat exhausts, x pipe resonator delete, and twin induction kits, and this car is unstoppable then. Anyone can buy an Evo or a Subaru, and you buy a Ferrari for the sound and to flash you have money.

An M5 is for someone who likes p****** off 911 owners and needs practicality, and also likes to drive very fast indeed.

A fast car is a fast car, compare them yes, but you have to base them symmetrically. For example.. The 911 turbo and an M5 are completely different cars. I'd like to see the Porsche go camping and take the family and stop off at the Nurburgring on the way :)

Whatever fast car you choose is your preference, no car's really better than another, they're just different flavours.

30th Dec 2011, 12:40

Wrong. The E55 is NOT, in any way, better than the M5.

2000 BMW M5 5.0 V8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance13250 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Sorted...

Faults:

Nothing at all, but it is a BMW after all so you would not expect there to be any trouble.

General Comments:

This car is rather naughty. Acceleration to 60 is not amazing, but when you floor it in top gear at 100mph its 400bhp comes into its own and it launches down the road.

It handles like a smaller car like an Evo or Impreza.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2001

2000 BMW M5 5.0 V8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carPorsche Boxster

Summary:

This car is a civilised monster

Faults:

Faulty climate control.

General Comments:

This car is quite brisk, especially with the "Sport" button pressed.

It handles well for such a large car, but don't expect sports car levels of feedback from the steering.

The suspension is perfect for road use.

The cabin is perfect in all respects: a lesson to other manufacturers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2001

18th Jul 2001, 14:38

The fact that you could describe the acceleration of the fastest 4 door sedan ever built as "brisk" is tragic. 9 out of 10 points for performance is like calling Jennifer Aniston "OK looking" just because she's not currently holding the title of Ms. America!

8th Aug 2001, 13:25

10 out of 10 means perfect, and anyone who's driven an e30 M3 will tell you it can't be awarded that.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews