24. BMW M5 E39
The BMW M5 they built from 1998 to 2003 is widely considered one of the best performance sedans of all time. Most people also think it is the best M5 model and a prime example of German muscle cars. BMW’s M Power department transformed the E39 5-series into a fantastic driver’s machine with numerous upgrades.
The heart of the car is a glorious S62 4.9-liter V8 engine with 400 HP that sends its power to rear wheels through a six-speed manual, which is the only transmission choice. The result is the ultimate driver’s sedan and an instant classic that can jump to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. And although they electronically limit it, it can top 155 mph. Today, the E39 M5 is still an obtainable car.