Monte Carlo Blue Metallic
  • Monte Carlo Blue Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange Metallic
  • Singapore Grey Metallic
  • Mohave Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Space Gray Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Amazonite Silver Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic
  • Moonstone Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic
  • Cirtin Black Metallic
With a starting MSRP of $90,695, the 2013 BMW M5 is spendy to begin with. But loading it up with all the trimmings, you'll see a sticker price north of $116,000. And we know this because we just spent a few minutes playing with the M5 configurator, which is now live on the BMW consumer website.

While we're not really that shocked by the price, we are kind of confused by the M5's color palette. While mainstays like Monte Carlo Blue Metallic and Alpine White are there, you cannot have an M5 in red – Sakhir Orange Metallic will have to do if you're the flamboyant type. If you're into earth tones, however, BMW has you covered, with five silver and gray tones, three shades of black, and two browns.

When it comes to options and packages, there's all kinds of way to drop several thousand dollars at the tick of a box, including an Executive Package that bundles together a bunch of stuff you probably don't need – active front seats, heated rear seats, sunshades, soft-close automatic doors, yada, yada, yada – and charges you $5,500 for it. It makes the Driver Assistance Package with lane departure warning and blind spot detection seem like a steal at just $1,900. A night vision system with pedestrian detection ($2,600), a head-up display ($1,300), and a rear-seat entertainment system ($2,200) are also offered, though the best piece of optional kit is one BMW isn't charging for: a manual transmission.

Check out all 14 exterior M5 colors in our gallery.


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      TBQ
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know it's tacky, but if you're dropping $110k on an M5, don't you have to get Monte Carlo blue?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Nick Allain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brown M5 ftw.
      Larry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Or you could spend half of that on a 2013 GT500, blow the doors off of the M5 (and pretty much everything else), and spend the 50K you saved on a new 3 Series to get you around town.
      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Executive Package for over $5000? Today it seems outrageous, but within a few years, buyers will say they "need" an executive package and they would not consider a car without it. It will be similar to the buyers (leasers) who "must " include the Premium package. BMW executives laugh all the way to the bank.
      Prithvi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who gives a rat's ass? You can get an Evo for $35k and tune it so that it makes 450 hp for $5k ore like I did. I can guarantee you that it will destory every shitty little M5 out there and at the same time, it will be much more rliable. Lexus is also coming out with a GS-F if you want something bigger. My ISF already eats M3s for lunch regularly at the track, so I'd expect the GSF to do the same to the M5.
        Dvanos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        My ignorant friend, a BMW M5 buyer will never ever cross shop it with a P.O.S. Mitsu Evo. As you have yet to figure out there are more things to a car than it's 0-60 time.
        vtecgreen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        Nothing sounds more reliable than a 35K mitsu Evo and a tune, making 450HP. ROCK SOLID. /sarcasm
        RGT881
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        You don't understand what M5 is all about, as everyday car, as a miler eater on long journeys, as a spirited machine in twisty corners, or a track-day surgical tool. Evo is great and so is the ISF, no question about it, but they don't come anywhere close to being as well-rounded as the M5. I used to have a 3-series and people would tell me how their $25k whatever is faster than mine and similarly sized. I shut them all up one by one by letting them drive it. The NVH, seats, quality of interior, ergonomics, handling, etc etc. You get what you pay for.
          DR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RGT881
          well said RGT881, well said....
        AcidTonic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        Yeah I'm the local Evo-Lover here and I have to say your post was rather childish.... Evo is compared against Mustangs and smaller performance cars. No point in comparing it to Euro luxury.... at all. Seriously. Plus nobody here modifies vehicles (this is the buy-it-not-build-it crowd), thus adding 100hp worth of wheelspin means nothing to them, which means they could care less about the scalability of AWD when adding horsepower. Your post was just a bunch of FAIL I'm afraid Sincerely, an Apex Silver Evo IX 5spd owner running over 400bhp and also a developer of car tuning software.....
        Jessica
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        Or you can get an 2007 M Coupe for $27,000 like I did and not look like a high schooler driving a Mitsubishi around.
        Niels Marienlund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        Yes, you could. But if I had the money, I'd pay the premium just to own something that doesn't look as terrible as an Evo.
        Ed Miller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prithvi
        Hate M-series much? Take a $35k and added $5k to it still get you a Lancer interior, but will put you around the track faster. The M5 will be more refined, inside and out, then a EvoX in all except for corner capability. Personally I will go with a c63 AMG than a m3/5 or the ISF
          RGT881
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ed Miller
          I used to have a 2003 Sentra SE-R Spec V and while it was fast, it was horribly unrefined; the dashboard fell onto my lap one day. I SF - it's not about touching interior plastics it's about how they look (no cheap shiny stuff), and how they absorb vibrations around the vehicle, and the longevity. When you buy any car in any price segment, everything has to be on par with, or exceed the expectations. Meanwhile keep on loving your ISF, in your dream Forza 5 garage..kiddo.
          Ed Miller
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ed Miller
          Hate M-series much? Take a $35k and add $5k to it and you still get a Lancer interior, but will put you around the track faster. The M5 will be more refined, inside and out, than a EvoX in all categories except for corner capability. Personally I will go with a c63 AMG than a m3/5 or the ISF
      BryanGx
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can get a Cadillac CTS-V for $65K, without costly e . Hell, get a CTS-V wagon and bring your dog along for the ride (or a big screen TV set, or a bunch of laundry baskets, or your kitchen sink, or whatever . . .)
        TBQ
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BryanGx
        CTS is badass but the M5 is in a different category.
        KAG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BryanGx
        But then you have to live with the fact that you bought a Cadillac instead of the M5 which is the best sports sedan you can buy.
          Schadenfreude
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KAG
          The Porsche Panamera is ******* hideous
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KAG
          [blocked]
        Tina Dang
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BryanGx
        lmao...
      Seb
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's all too funny when Americans insist on having manual transmission in most complex contemporary cars which are driven best with smg automatic ... and paddles, And it's even funnier that Americans REALLY SUCK at using stick, because they don't have practice at all but when they buy sports car it has to be MANUAL, because it's in fashion right now. Guys, learn to drive first. Buy a Fiat Abarth and then when you are able to not kill the transmission after revving the car to the max on every speed think about buying something more expensive to fix. Seriiously, you are ridiculous with this manual mania, even BMW engineers say so..
      Kirby
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a coworker who just doesnt get the whole BMW love thing ... This is what he sez, "Ok, twin turbo v10, why does it only have 400 horsepower , there are v10s that come with that power plus more standard. There are different cars that come with the same features, so what seperates bmw".. Can someone pleaser talk some sense into him. ?
        Joey Mcfreely
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kirby
        "twin turbo v10"? "400 HP"? What the hell are you talking about? Are you on drugs?
        tim
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kirby
        its a twin turbo v8. 400 hp?? it has 560hp from the factory. Your buddy is referring to the e60 m5 which was a naturally aspirated v10 with still over 500hp but was paired with the SMG transmission as opposed to the improved DCT transmission of the new itteration. the difference between what the general consumer looks at vs what an enthusiast will look at is simple: a general consumer looks at horsepower and 0-60 times vs price tag and says "a z06 can do that for far cheaper". an enthusiast will tell you: this is a car combining luxury amenities (that the vette has never and likely will not have any time soon) such as heated and ventilated seats, easily able to seat 4+, still can run a lap around a track as fast as many of the 2 door sports cars while allowing someone to tote people and remain a vehicle with some utility. the materials used for the car are far higher in quality than say a corvette or really any domestic sports car. the interior feels like a luxury car but with power and road feel of a sports car.
      RSS007
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mine cost me $102K. Not bad. Plus I checked of both packages and got a manual. Now to obtain the funds. ;)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RSS007
        [blocked]
        RGT881
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RSS007
        Not a fan of the orange corner markers specifically for the US market. I'd certainly replace them with clears. Interestingly enough, this is the first demand of Porsche buyers; dump the orange markers pronto!
      duge3
      • 3 Years Ago
      No BMW is worth $100,000.00,drive it off the dealers lot and its worth $75,000 and 10 months later its worth $50,000
      Mark
      • 3 Years Ago
      When these first start coming off lease in 3 years at high 50's, they will be worth getting.
        TBQ
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark
        Nothing says POOR quite like being happy to buy someone's old car in 3 years. Guess what? People that buy M5s don't care about depreciation. They make a lot of money. Maybe you all should set some goals and worry about making that kind of coin vs. trying to tell people who do how to spend theirs.
          DR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TBQ
          TBQ has hit the nail on the head, I pick up my M5 in Munich on Sept 1st. I will drive it around Europe for a while and then have it shipped back here to the US. When you buy a car like this, accept what level you have stepped in to, yes it's an overpriced toy, but I enjoy the benefits of working hard to get to where I am today so that I can do things like that.
          KK
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TBQ
          I can buy an M5. I can pay cash for one. But you are wrong if you think that people don't care about depreciation. Most of us got that way through hard work and we do know the value of a dollar....or 110,000 of them.
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