BMW M5 (F10)

Autocar - - USED CARS -

FOR AS LONG as it ex­ists the F10 M5 will live in the shadow of the ear­lier E39. Some will tell you the twin-tur­bocharged M5, which was re­placed just this year, was ac­tu­ally the low point of BMW’S su­per-sa­loon dy­nasty, but very few cars have ever com­bined crush­ing straight-line per­for­mance with ef­fort­less long-dis­tance com­fort like the F10.

What the F10 lacks is the con­trol and agility of those ear­lier M5s, mak­ing the F10 feel more like a grand tourer than a four-door sports car. Since it was in­tro­duced in 2011 val­ues have fallen a long way in­deed, so much so that you can buy one to­day for just 30% of its orig­i­nal list price. Our £25,000 bud­get will af­ford a 2012 car with around 50,000 miles be­hind it and a whole heap of very fast, very over­steery miles ahead of it.

ONE WE FOUND 2012 M5, 55,000 miles, £24,000

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