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In recommending the E39 M5 to a reader in issue 114 (Feb. 2008, page 29):

"...and there's very little to worry about in terms of reliability. The brilliant 400bhp V8 does like to drink oil though - as much as half a liter every 1000 miles - so keep it topped up. Clutches are likely to need replacing at 50,000 miles and will cost about 500 pounds, while the lower rear suspension bushes and bearings will be shot at 80K. Budget around 400 pounds to have them replaced. Other than ensuring services have been carried out at the correct intervals, that's all you need to know. Enjoy!"

BTW, the coolest thing about a subscription to EVO (besides it showing up in your mailbox each month) is that the cover for subscription version just has the name EVO and the cover shot...no blaring announcements as to what is inside.
 

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Yeah, many board owners have much less oil consumption (mine uses almost no oil between 7500 mile changes) but I think the EVO comments are because some cars do use considerably more (particularly earlier models), and this may be normal.
 
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