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I picked up this car from M5Board member JustChill in 2018. It has been an amazing car, but it's time to pass it along to another enthusiast.

2006 BMW E60 M5 with S85 V10, 500HP, 7-Speed SMG Transmission - $19,000 (Located in Chicago western suburbs.)

I bought this M5 in June, 2018. At the time, it had 67,378 miles. As sits today, there are 78,541 miles on the odometer. I am the fourth owner and have enjoyed the car immensely.

Maintenance completed since I purchased the car:
  • New front wheel bearings installed and front spacers removed. (They still go with the car, if new owner would like to re-install.) Car alignment was adjusted at the same time.
  • Oil has been changed twice and tested perfectly with Blackstone oil analysis. (I can provide the report.) I used ultra-high quality Liqui Moly oil. Note: This car has never needed to have oil added between changes.
  • All spark plugs were changed last summer.
  • Windshield wiper relay was replaced and I have spare relays for SMG/transmission.
  • Battery and Alternator were replaced last summer, with new pulleys and serpentine belt.
This is a California car and lived there for the first 12 years of its life. Since I’ve owned the car, it has never been driven in the winter.

Interior is 9/10. Leather has been regularly conditioned and it is in great shape. Carpet is very good. Alcantara headliner is in great shape. There is a scratch on one of the aluminum dash trim pieces and on the passenger side sill. Both pieces could easily be replaced. There are some small rock chips on the paint and windshield, commensurate with vehicles age. The rear drivers side door has a ding that was mostly repaired and barely visible, but would need a little work to make it perfect.

Brake rotors and pads look almost like new. All four wheels are perfect. Everything works, including XM radio, parking sensors, HUD, Bluetooth, and factory navigation. The car runs perfect and the SMG transmission shifts well.

No work has been done to engine bearings nor throttle bodies. (Not needed.) Clutch is original and likely will need some work in the next 10K miles. SMG pump works fine, but it too may need to be serviced in the next couple of years, as is common with a vehicle of this age.

I’m not aware of any accident history for this M5. Title is clean and I have the CarFax report from summer 2018. The car is excellently preserved, rust and corrosion free. A very good example of a German V10 super saloon and it drives amazing. It is a perfect vehicle for a person who wants extreme performance and handling, with a touch of practicality. Also, these E60’s do need some attention and upkeep, from time-to-time, but they are well worth the effort.

The previous two owners are members of the M5 Board website. Mature adults who took meticulous care of the vehicle. It hasn’t been thrashed nor raced. Though it does have “launch control”, I’ve never used it.

Below, please find a full description from the previous owner, mentioning more details:

History - (From JustChill)

First owner was a corporate lease (I know who she was because she was still paying for the the XM radio when I received the car). First owner sold at 19K Mi. The second owner was a fellow board member who took great care and performed perfect maintenance. He sold the car to me at 46K Mi. The car now has 67,300 miles and I have have also meticulously maintained the car. I regularly detail the car and have had a few paint corrections performed during my ownership. There are the regular rock chips on the front bumper and a couple on the hood however much fewer than most 2006 models. The front bumper had a fresh professional repaint just before I received the car. It looked perfect! The oil had been changed every 6K miles religiously by the former owner and myself.
Features -
this car is loaded. literally the only feature it does not have is soft close doors and I don't even know if those were offered in 06.
-heated / cooled seats
-heated rear seats
-rear fold down seats
-ski pass through w/ BMW ski bag (winter package)
-auto rear sunshade / manual rear side shades
-active side boasters
-cd changer (deleted for Bluetooth adapter *but included)
-XM radio
-comfort access
-adaptive headlights
Extras -

The car currently sits on H&R lowering springs and H&R 10mm spacers and that is kind of a standard for improving stance for this car. This retains the EDC suspension adjustment control. The care also has LED side marker lights an LED interior light conversion and MTec LED angel eyes. I have also installed Carbo Tech carbon ceramic pads at all 4 discs as they stop better and cut down on brake dust by 70%.

The car includes all stock components along with some extras that were purchased with it. Also everything that came with the car is still intact: 2 keys, all manuals booklets, logs etc, tool kit in trunk and ski bag.
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