BMW has officially ended production of the E60 BMW M5 after five years of production.  20,548 units of the fourth-generation M5 were assembled during this time, the majority of which were saloons.

Only 1,025 BMW M5 Touring units were built since the five-door's release in 2007.

The E60 M5 featured a 5.0-liter V10 petrol engine that delivers 509 horsepower (380 kW / 516 PS), and up to 520 Nm (380 ft-lb) of torque.  Mated to either a seven-speed SMG or six-speed manual transmission, the car was capable of a 0-100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds.  Though the car was theoretically able to hit 337 km/h (209 mph), its speed was electronically-limited to 249 km/h (155 mph).

BMW will likely begin modifying their Dingolfing, Germany, factory to prepare for the F10 M5 production.  The fifth-generation M5 is expected to get the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the X5 M and X6 M.  It will potentially be tuned to deliver 570 hp (425 kW / 578 PS), and up to 680Nm (502 ft-lb) of torque.

Gallery: BMW M5 E60 production comes to an end

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