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When introduced, the M5’s 400 horsepower (give or take a couple) brought gasps. An executive sedan with the power output of a supercar? BMW must be mad, was the general consensus. A short drive in an M5, however, will dispel any notion of a lack of capacity on BMW’s part. The M5 is a very sane exercise in moving a handsome, comfortable, and spacious sedan to extreme velocities with surgical precision. While you can certainly disable the traction control and have a smoky good time with hooliganish burnouts, the M5’s forte is pretending it’s a much smaller car than it really is. Its reflexes are taut, its brakes are among the best ever fitted to a sedan, and the engine is superb. It sounds it, too, as it breathes through eight individual throttle bodies for lightning-quick throttle response, and exhales though sweet-sounding quad pipes. Outside, the modifications over the standard 5-Series car are restrained, with alterations to the front and rear air dams, a rear decklid lip spoiler, and split-spoke alloy wheels. From a driver’s perspective, one of the best features is the excellent manual transmission, rare in this class of mid-sized sport sedans. Another is the excellent M-Division tuned suspension, which puts the handling of the M5 in a class above.
— Official description [1]

The 2003 BMW M5 - abbreviated as BMW E39 M5[2] or BMW M5 '03 - is a RWD sports saloon by BMW that debuted in Forza Motorsport 4 and is featured in every subsequent Motorsport main title, as well as in Forza Horizon 4.

Synopsis

The 2003 M5, codenamed E39, is the third generation model of the BMW M5 and replaces the 1995 M5. Unlike its predecessors, the E39 was no longer handbuilt but was assembled alongside regular 5 Series models. It was also BMW M's first production car with a V8 engine.

The 2003 model was the final year of the E39 M5, which was replaced in 2004 by the E60 M5.[3]

Statistics

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Speed 8.0
Handling 4.8
Acceleration 7.3
Launch 6.9
Braking 4.7
B 482
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 26,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sedan
Speed:
Top Speed: 193.8 mph  (311.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.800 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.300 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 130.9 ft (39.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 355.0 ft (108.2 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.86 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.83 g
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Speed 7.3
Handling 4.3
Acceleration 7.6
Launch 7.9
Braking 4.3
C 472
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 32,000 CR
Performance & Body Family
Body Family:
Executive Sport
Speed:
Top Speed: 194.4 mph  (312.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.783 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.282 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 113.1 ft (34.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 292.2 ft (89.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.07 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.04 g
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Speed 7.3
Handling 4.5
Acceleration 7.5
Braking 4.4
B 503
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 32,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Executive Heavyweights
Speed:
Top Speed: 194.7 mph  (313.3 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.800 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.300 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 128.9 ft (39.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 326.7 ft (99.6 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.07 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.04 g
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Speed 7.3
Handling 4.5
Acceleration 7.5
Braking 4.4
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C 500
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 110,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Early Sport Luxury
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+200)
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 7.6
Handling 6.0
Acceleration 6.3
Launch 7.9
Braking 6.0
A 719
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 30,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Retro Saloons
Rarity:
Common
Speed:
Top Speed: 193.0 mph  (310.5 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.815 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 11.300 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 167.5 ft (51.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 393.9 ft (120.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.88 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.89 g

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png V10 - E60 M5
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5.png 5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png 5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png 5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png 4.0L V8
5.2L V10 (602 hp)
5.0L V10
Icon Drivetrain.png Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png AWD Drivetrain
Icon Aspiration.png Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5.png Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png Twin Turbo

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References

  1. "Forza Motorsport 6 - Cars" . forzamotorsport.net
  2. Abbreviation in Forza Motorsport 4
  3. "30 years of the BMW M5" . motoring.com.au . Retrieved 03/06/18.
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