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  • Published: 29 May 2010
  • Part one of two. The BMW M5 boasts a 500bhp V10 engine and the performance to shame most supercars but how will Jeremy fare with its vast number of technological gizmos and one very annoying sat nav?
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Comments • 2 933

  • Kurtt White
    Kurtt White  18 hours ago

    I wonder how the rod bearings are holding up 15 years later 👀

    • Ketchupboyz
      Ketchupboyz  2 days ago

      It is an ugly car!

      • MrTheCat
        MrTheCat  3 days ago

        Which episode is this ?

        • Joel Bates
          Joel Bates  4 days ago

          God its ugly. But i wouldnt car with that noise.

          • TheBlaggert
            TheBlaggert  4 days ago

            Just shows how massive a ballbag Clarkson actually is

            • Hds818
              Hds818  5 days ago

              I like jeremy clarkson but calling this car ugly is plain nonsense

              • Random Gopnik
                Random Gopnik  8 days ago

                Cmon BMW you know better

                • Omar Naser
                  Omar Naser  10 days ago

                  How dare u call this gorgeous car ugly the one ugly thing is u

                  • Lobster Johnson
                    Lobster Johnson  11 days ago

                    I live in a universe where the M5 E60 is as reliable as a Corolla

                    • Easy Gaming
                      Easy Gaming  11 days ago

                      I just cant stop watching this fideo and sharing

                      • Twilight fire
                        Twilight fire  13 days ago

                        It’s better than the 90% of the car he drives

                        • Denis Bajraktari
                          Denis Bajraktari  13 days ago

                          3:02 THAT'S NOT THE VOLUME KNOB JEREMY!!! IT IS ON THE OTHER SIDE FFS!!!

                          • Ahtif Mahmood
                            Ahtif Mahmood  14 days ago

                            Gearbox is atrocious

                            • Jacob Bahr
                              Jacob Bahr  15 days ago

                              I disagree that it's an ugly car. Even as a Lexus driver, it looks better than the GS of the same era

                              • Landscpaer Scaperlannd
                                Landscpaer Scaperlannd  16 days ago

                                Bmw was always ahead of its time like cmon this car looks like a fresh 2015 meanwhile u take a look at an 03 audi and the first thought that comes to ur mind is that its surely a 90s car

                                • r3b1LLi0n
                                  r3b1LLi0n  16 days ago

                                  I personally own a E60 540i with M body kit and can tell you it drives nothing like this guy describes. Watch the second part of the video. He says the good stuff there.

                                  • Knegare
                                    Knegare  19 days ago

                                    m5 suck

                                    • On
                                      On  19 days ago

                                      kinda ugly i think. e38 750 is really the best looking bmw ever made

                                      • iAMChrisCC
                                        iAMChrisCC  19 days ago

                                        Sadly, these are falling into the hands of the lower orders now ☹️

                                        • Andrei Vlad
                                          Andrei Vlad  19 days ago

                                          2 words. Rod bearings

                                          • mr snoop
                                            mr snoop  22 days ago

                                            not an ugly car

                                            • Nick Dani
                                              Nick Dani  28 days ago

                                              comeon guys its mostly a comedy car show rather than a cerious matter engineering talking motor show . they are not that experts of cars at all

                                              • puddles puddles
                                                puddles puddles  29 days ago

                                                The e60 design, especially the e60 m5 design both technically and aesthetically, was ahead of its time by about 10ish years (give or take). This car, if released today (2018/2029) would have been much better received design wise than back in the mid 2000s. Car is unreliable as hell but amazing to drive. It is much better to have a friend that owns one and get to drive it time to time (thankfully I have been blessed to be able to do that) than owning one yourself. But the tech, ergonomics, power (in terms of base HP for higher end performance sedans) was ahead of its time. My favorite m5 is the e39 m5 and in fact its one of my top 5 favorite BMWs of all time, but still I can't concede the fact the power, engine, and overall numbers of the e60 m5 is much better at first glance and in actuality when you get to drive one than most people assume. The e60 m5 was the first m5 to be the changing point from the more sporty and 'mechanical" feeling m5s of the initial generations to the past 3 generations of m5 currently(which are more boat like and cruise missile like than ever before).

                                                • tipicamente7
                                                  tipicamente7  29 days ago

                                                  May we know How much were you paid by Mercedes?

                                                  • TheMemeKid2005
                                                    TheMemeKid2005  Month ago

                                                    Clarkson would complain about the engine literally exploding (as most M5's have), if he cared about reviewing this car 9 years later.

                                                    • Maxine Wilkie
                                                      Maxine Wilkie  Month ago

                                                      I owned this car..well my ex did😂❤️

                                                      • Stephen Macdaddy
                                                        Stephen Macdaddy  Month ago

                                                        Even a child would know how to use iDrive, Clarkson... ;)

                                                        • Bilal Patel
                                                          Bilal Patel  Month ago

                                                          It still legitimately looks okay by today's standards. 14 years on

                                                          • Cesar Lopez
                                                            Cesar Lopez  Month ago

                                                            Song @1:35 ?

                                                            • Claudio Catarino
                                                              Claudio Catarino  Month ago

                                                              Am I the only one that thinks that the design of the generation of BMWs designed by Chris Bangle was very ahead of its time? I mean, this design is 16 years old and it looks like it was designed yesterday. It looks as modern as the current 5 series. In my opinion, the E39 is the last of the classic BMW designs but it looks a bit old compared to the E60. This generation looks 10 years younger than the E-Class of its time.

                                                              • AJR Gaming
                                                                AJR Gaming  Month ago

                                                                The car actually looks aggressive in the front and back

                                                                • SimT
                                                                  SimT  Month ago

                                                                  Hello people from 2019 who have stumbled across this video

                                                                  • IbbyVlogs
                                                                    IbbyVlogs  Month ago

                                                                    It doesnt shout it screams and the look s are good

                                                                    • Hayden Cutrone
                                                                      Hayden Cutrone  Month ago

                                                                      It's a BMW for the Turing signals lol

                                                                      • Roman RP
                                                                        Roman RP  Month ago

                                                                        Uk guys don't no shit About nice cars. They only got mini and this other cheap shit

                                                                        • IronGuy64
                                                                          IronGuy64  Month ago

                                                                          There's a very very easy way to fix this. Remove the engine and chuck it into an E46

                                                                          • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
                                                                            Jyotirmoy Sarkar  Month ago

                                                                            I have this car👌

                                                                            • AestheticGaming _
                                                                              AestheticGaming _  Month ago

                                                                              What was the song name on the radio in the M5?

                                                                              • kos mos
                                                                                kos mos  Month ago

                                                                                V10 500hp family car what the fuckk u need more after 10 years he is still one of the fastest sedan cars

                                                                                • Darius
                                                                                  Darius  Month ago

                                                                                  Al drecu ăștia de la Top Gear cu nr lor de înmatriculare :))))

                                                                                  • Joseph Owen
                                                                                    Joseph Owen  Month ago

                                                                                    M5 2010 vs M5 2020

                                                                                    • ZirZamin production !

                                                                                      jeremy talks so much bulshit

                                                                                      • Chris Gray
                                                                                        Chris Gray  Month ago

                                                                                        Jeremy's talking utter crap. volume button is on the other side of steering wheel, he pushed the programme change, indicators can be cancelled by pushing them again in the direction side they are flashing, and the list goes on on how bad he thinks this car is because he is not doing things properly.

                                                                                        • Armando Espinoza
                                                                                          Armando Espinoza  Month ago

                                                                                          You better have a very hefty budget and lots of patterns. Cuz everything will go bad!! . After a few year warranty gone..it will cost a pretty penny..I am one of the idiots that still .owns one! What a pain in d ass. Just a warning!! Dont let that v10 fool you!!

                                                                                          • Armando Espinoza
                                                                                            Armando Espinoza  Month ago

                                                                                            Dont get me wrong beautifull and awesome car! Only when everything is working and no notifications! Pop up.

                                                                                            • XCiiLix
                                                                                              XCiiLix  Month ago

                                                                                              this guy has 0 idea what hes talking about

                                                                                              • Bad Habits
                                                                                                Bad Habits  Month ago

                                                                                                What is this big, ugly, old orangutan talking???

                                                                                                • Corkscrew Life
                                                                                                  Corkscrew Life  Month ago

                                                                                                  I can kinda see why Clarkson does not like the E60 M5 because this was the first M5 equipped with Idrive as a new software for the ECU which is early Ista D to keep all the sensors under control. Back when BMW was first experimenting with a new level of software. New parts like throttle actuators to control the air flow of each throttle body for each cylinder. A big V10 engine from a F1 car that needed to be warmed up before taking off to let the oil pass through into the rod bearings. Every car isn't perfect, but the M5 was possibly the most advanced BMW ever made of the mid to late 2000's. Even though I prefer the E39-E28 M5, it is very rare to see a E60 M5 nowadays which is very special.

                                                                                                  • Anis Ramić
                                                                                                    Anis Ramić  Month ago

                                                                                                    2019 someone??😂

                                                                                                    • Ljimun
                                                                                                      Ljimun  14 days ago

                                                                                                      Mašina od auta

                                                                                                      • DrHouse2004
                                                                                                        DrHouse2004  2 months ago

                                                                                                        2:38 406 Peugeot taxi!!!!! V6

                                                                                                        • Ak_Алекса isback
                                                                                                          Ak_Алекса isback  2 months ago

                                                                                                          This Bmw is unique, design, engine, everything. They built her like this, because you gonna love her or hate her. Not like modern Beemers wich can be just good looking to almost everybody. Personally i love the E60, it always been my dreamcar, and now i have one, it's not an m5 but it's a 530 and it's pretty fast.

                                                                                                          • Vladimir Ivan
                                                                                                            Vladimir Ivan  2 months ago

                                                                                                            Clarkson, way ahead of his time. Spots the issue with excess information trend even before it was known as a thing, not that now it's a general knowledge concept. About the car being ugly, I know it's taste, but I agree, it's one of the ugliest bmw's.

                                                                                                            • Matthew Hays
                                                                                                              Matthew Hays  2 months ago

                                                                                                              lumbermouth shows his namesake

                                                                                                              • Thomas Aganwonyi
                                                                                                                Thomas Aganwonyi  2 months ago

                                                                                                                @ 1:38 They just had to show that part (lol!)

                                                                                                                • John van der Meer
                                                                                                                  John van der Meer  2 months ago

                                                                                                                  I like the e60 too. Good Looking

                                                                                                                  • ILKIN LAMBORGHINI
                                                                                                                    ILKIN LAMBORGHINI  2 months ago

                                                                                                                    They called it ugly?

                                                                                                                    • Ice_Wallow_ Come
                                                                                                                      Ice_Wallow_ Come  2 months ago

                                                                                                                      Half the stuff he talks about is complete rubbish... The 'volume button' is actually the radio station button and the indicators didn't work like normal ones as they always stayed in the middle

                                                                                                                      • TidalPhase
                                                                                                                        TidalPhase  2 months ago

                                                                                                                        Hamming it up too much. This was a TERRIBLE review all around, and i love Clarkson

                                                                                                                        • darkmatter.99
                                                                                                                          darkmatter.99  2 months ago

                                                                                                                          Yeah, ugly🤣 i'd sell a kidney for one with low mileage

                                                                                                                          • Quattro 4
                                                                                                                            Quattro 4  2 months ago

                                                                                                                            Bmw drivers are the worst here in california.

                                                                                                                            • Ruy Roberto
                                                                                                                              Ruy Roberto  2 months ago

                                                                                                                              UGLY?!? Cmon... you never liked german cars.. you were never too fair on your reviews...

                                                                                                                              • lightning9
                                                                                                                                lightning9  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                Looks like Jeremy's brain has gone away on a grand tour...of the asylum...😒

                                                                                                                                • Mani Shoker
                                                                                                                                  Mani Shoker  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                  Headache car!

                                                                                                                                  • Jack Zhuo
                                                                                                                                    Jack Zhuo  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                    Don’t even know how to shut down a GPS, and saying that it is an shitty car. Good job.

                                                                                                                                    • Oaxis G
                                                                                                                                      Oaxis G  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                      I think E60 M5 is one of the best looking and fast cars

                                                                                                                                      • anthonyk
                                                                                                                                        anthonyk  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                        Back then this was a weird car but now it fits in

                                                                                                                                        • ArianOriginal21
                                                                                                                                          ArianOriginal21  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                          the exhaust note is unique and awesome, no doubt, but on a technical view this engine is one of biggest piles of trash ever made, same as the e92 V8‘s

                                                                                                                                          • Aidan Francis
                                                                                                                                            Aidan Francis  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                            well, the S65 and S85 are the exact same motor except the S65s got 2 cylinders chopped off it

                                                                                                                                            • mtksbctk
                                                                                                                                              mtksbctk  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Loveable idiot clarkson

                                                                                                                                              • jorge hernandez
                                                                                                                                                jorge hernandez  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                Old man problems

                                                                                                                                                • Remus Balut
                                                                                                                                                  Remus Balut  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                  Nice number plate 😅😅😅😅

                                                                                                                                                  • Ali Baber - 2015 FS Mechatronik

                                                                                                                                                    2019???

                                                                                                                                                    • Jordan Young
                                                                                                                                                      Jordan Young  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                      i think this M5 looks better than all the M5s that came after it

                                                                                                                                                      • Wake up People
                                                                                                                                                        Wake up People  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        Grand Tour is over!

                                                                                                                                                        • Ppetsku96
                                                                                                                                                          Ppetsku96  2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful car :o

                                                                                                                                                          • Chrisostomos Kopitas
                                                                                                                                                            Chrisostomos Kopitas  3 months ago

                                                                                                                                                            This must be it. Peak of automotive journalism