2005 Hartge M5

At last, something many M5 fans have long been waiting for is now possible: delimiting the top speed to raise it from 250 to 320 km/h. To this end, Hartge has developed a supplementary module that (with no driver-training course) enables every M5 driver to experience his or her desire for maximum speed.

To ensure this enormous power reaches the road perfectly and, in particular, with adequate reserves of safety, attention must be paid to the speed index of the tyres and, if necessary, replacements fitted: For example, the Hartge CLASSIC 2 set of wheels (9.5 x 21” with 255 / 30 ZR 21 tyres at the front and 10.5 x 21” with 295 / 25 ZR 21 tyres at the back) coupled with a set of Hartge sports springs that lower the M5 by 30 mm.

Additional, special new parts for the M5 from Hartge provide for an enhanced appearance and, in the first case, a better sound: a stainless-steel rear silencer with dual tail pipes (optionally round or oval) and the new front-spoiler lip and rear trim panel in diffuser look.

Moreover, for drivers who also want to have the new and exclusive look within their field of vision, there is the ergonomically designed HARTGE 3-spoke leather steering wheel (with carbon inserts, too), Hartge carbon interior embellishments for the dashboard, transmission console and door grips or, in aluminium, the two-piece pedal set, handbrake cover, which is also available in leather / aluminium, and a set of Hartge velour foot mats in black.

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In Detail

tags e60, 5er, bmw
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
engine V10
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/bi-VANOS
displacement 4999 cc / 305.1 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 75.2 mm / 2.96 in
compression 12.0:1
power 378.1 kw / 507.0 bhp
specific output 101.42 bhp per litre
torque 520 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 6100 rpm
redline 8250
driven wheels RWD w/M differential lock
front tires 255 / 30 ZR 21
rear tires 295 / 25 ZR 21
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
front wheels F 53.3 x 24.1 cm / 21 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 26.7 cm / 21 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Servotronic Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts
wheelbase 2889 mm / 113.7 in
front track 1580 mm / 62.2 in
rear track 1566 mm / 61.7 in
transmission 7-Speed SMG Sequential w/Fully Automatic Mode
top speed ~320 kph / 198.8 mph