The E39 M5 arrived in 1999 for the 2000 model year and marked the first V-8 engine to be used in the M production car. And what an engine it is. The 4.9-liter atmospheric V-8 – internally referred to as the S62 – achieves 394 hp at 6600 rpm and a torque of 500 Nm at 3800 rpm. It’s a fair engine scream up to the red line at 7,000 rpm. And it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds. Thanks to the variable timing of the valves for the intake and exhaust cams, as well as the individual shape of the throttle, they are among the best engines that have ever left the sacred Munich halls.