Say it ain’t so: BMW ends production of current M5


BMW has announced that it has built the last M5 of the current model run.

Known internally as the E60, the current car debuted in 2005 as a 2006 model.

The car broke tradition by offering a 5.0-liter V-10 engine putting out 500 HP instead of the more traditional V-8.

Initially the current M5 only came with a seven-speed sequential manual gearbox, but BMW later added a six-speed manual mainly due to demand from the United States.

The next version of the M5 is expected to feature a turbo charged V-8, but that still car is still months away and expected to launch in 2011.

BMW built 19,523 M5 sedans in Dingolfing, Germany with a whopping 43 percent of them coming to America.

The British car show Top Gear was critical of the car calling it overly technical. Check out the Top Gear review below.

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