2008 BMW M5 Overview


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4.95 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Bmw M5 by Oliver
 — The car was amazing to drive. There is no substitute for the V-10. The car fairly easy to drive and the response was phenomenal. It is a very fun car to drive; handles like a sports car with the size ... Read More
by Илија
 — There is nothing to disslike on this car! Absolutely nothing! Performance, top speed, acceleration, braking, styling, comfor, 5 seets, ryms 21`... It is the best, and the fastest street licenced BMW e... Read More
2008 M5 by John
 — I still had 3 months left on my '06 Audi A8 lease, but Niello BMW in Sacramento made me an offer I simply could not refuse! This car is loaded and handles like no other 4-door sedan. The mileage is... Read More

2008 BMW M5 Overview

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2008 BMW M5

Not too much changed for the classic BMW M5 sedan in 2008.  The main changes come in the form of some exterior and interior updates.  The M5 also gets a new 7 speed sequential manual gearbox and comes in one Base trim.  

The 2008 BMW M5 gets going in a hurry with its impressive 5.0 L, 500 hp V10 engine with optional 6 speed manual transmission.  Gas mileage comes out to 12 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway.  The Base trim has 4 doors, seats 5, and offers standard sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power/leather seats, cd player, navigation system, ABS brakes, stability control, and traction control.

Overall, the BMW M5 has maintained its spot atop the high performance sedan market, although it no longer occupies the throne.  The gearbox gets criticized as a bit rough and comes off as not as responsive as it could be.  Despite the end of its automotive supremacy, the current version of the M5 can still run with the top dogs in the industry.


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