A screenshot of the 2013 BMW M5 configurator
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Build your 2013 BMW M5 online now

The 2013 BMW M5 is one of the highest performance sedans in the world and while a price starting at $90,785 will prevent most people from buying this incredible piece of German machinery, we can all dream as we build our dream M5 on the new online configurator.

The first choice when building your ideal 2013 BMW M5 sedan is the color choice and while there arent many bright, vibrant colors – there are 14 different exterior paint options. The primary (no extra charge) colors are Alpine White, Monte Carlo Blue Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Singapore Grey Metallic, Mojave Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Space Grey Metallic, and Silverstone Metallic. BMW also offers five paint choices as part of the BMW Individual collection including Amazonite Silver Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic and Citrin Black Metallic; each of which will add $1,800 to the final price. For the money – or lack of addition charges – I would have a hard time looking past the Monte Carlo Blue Metallic that has been used to show the car off since being introduced.

Inside, the 2013 BMW M5 sedan offers more customization options including either partial or full leather coverage and the trim color. The standard interior leather colors are Black, Silverstone II and Sahkir Orange with each of those colors coming in either a partial leather package or a full leather package that adds more cow hide to the dash, door panels and center console while also adding $3,500 to the price. Like the outside, the interior gets a selection of five BMW Individual collection colors including Platinum, Silk Grey, Champagne, Graphite and Cohiba Brown – all of which include the same coverage as the standard full leather packages but these unique colors carry an upcharge of $5,000. Next, you pick what type of trim design that you want running around the upper rim of the interior on the dash and doors with three standard options (Anthracite Wood Trim, Aluminum Trace Trim, Dark Wood Trim) or for $1,080, you can also select from BMW Individual colors like Walnut Honey Wood, Dark Red Sycamore or Piano Finish Black. Maybe I am being boring but my dream 2013 M5 sports the standard black leather package with aluminum trim.

Next, the 2013 BMW M5 configurator moves onto the option packages including the $1,900 Driver’s Assistance Package and the $5,500 Executive Package. The Driver’s Assistance Package adds goodies like a lane departure warning system, active blind spot detection, exterior cameras and a speed limit notification system. The Executive Package takes the M5 sedan to the next level of luxury with features like a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, 4-zone climate control, soft close doors, a power trunk lid, a power rear sunshade and much more. While $5,500 seems steep for the Executive Package – you are buying a $90k+ luxury car so why skimp on the goodies?

In terms of individual options for the 2013 BMW M5, there are not many but there are some for those who want to further customize their German super sedan. 20” M design lightweight alloy wheels will add $1,300 to the price (yes, please!) while a rear seat entertainment package adds $2,200, a Bang and Olufsen sound system adds $3,700 and a night vision system tacks on an additional $2,600. Most importantly, the optional close ratio manual transmission option is available free of charge and this is a box that every true sports car enthusiast and lover of driving should check.

In the end, my nicely equipped 2013 BMW M5 sedan (as shown in the image above on the right) carries a price of $97,595. This includes the $89,900 base price, $5,500 for the Executive Package, $1,300 for the lightweight wheels, $895 for the destination fee and ZERO dollars for the manual transmission option. However, those who opt for a premium paint code ($1,800), premium individual leather ($5,000), “individual” interior trim ($1,080), the Driver Assistance Package and all of the other small add-ons can expect to pay north of $116,000 for their new M5. That is a great deal of money but considering that you are getting yourself into one of the highest performance luxury sedans on the planet – this new super sedan is well worth the money.

Click here to head to the new 2013 BMW M5 configurator to build your own dream Bimmer! You can also check out our gallery of the new BMW M5 in the gallery on the right by clicking any of the thumbnails.

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