– Every journey is an event in the E60 550i –
The BMW E60 5 series was a much discussed car when it came out. Many people had to get used to the design and the question was whether it would be received as well as the previous generation 5. In the end, it was a sales hit and the E60 has something that few more modern cars have; it keeps getting more beautiful. From the 5 series stable, we have the wolf in sheep’s clothing. The M5 has four thickly set exhaust pipes and a howling V10 under the hood. Ours has a very thick 4.8 V8 under the hood, but apart from its M package, it does not show it. All the markings have been removed from the BMW and -could it just be- a 525i. Until you stand at the traffic light, then you just join in bullying Porsches!
The 4.8 liter V8 engine has enormous torque and a very dual personality. She loves to drive quietly, on torque and low in the revs. Without realizing it you are driving in the danger zone for your pink card. As soon as you give the fünfer room, you are treated to a V8 roar and she pulls up to 200 kilometers per hour within 19 seconds. This is faster than the same generation Audi S6 V10 (!). The color scheme and equipment (no options not) complete this E60. The carbon schwartz, which stands for deep dark blue, gives the BMW a distinctive look. As soon as you get in you understand BMW’s slogan: Freude am fahren. The brown leather sports seats are perfect, the thick leather M steering wheel lies wonderfully in the hands and via the Head-Up display you are confronted with its bizarre performance.
Ours is of course a little extra special. She started life as a demo car at BMW Berlin, then she was sold via BMW Dusseldorf to her previous owner, who always had her serviced at Kalfsbeek BMW. Now she is a youngtimer and has driven only 114 thousand kilometers. So, who is looking for a sports car that you can also use for business purposes – without having to park her around the corner? This is it!I'm interested in this object