This article is a summary of a YouTube video "FULL BUILD - REBUILDING A CRASH DAMAGED BMW M5 COMPETITION" by Mat Armstrong MK2

The Risks and Challenges of Buying a Crashed BMW M5 Competition

TLDRBuying a crashed BMW M5 Competition is risky, especially when purchased from someone who couldn't fix it. The front end of the car is damaged, including the strut tower. This structural damage may require removing the engine. The car is a Category S and has 10,000 miles on it. The repair cost estimation is around £10,000. The engine doesn't currently run due to the oil coolers being damaged, and there may be additional engine damage.

Key insights

💥Buying a crashed car from someone who couldn't fix it adds extra risk.

💰The BMW M5 Competition can be acquired at a lower price due to the damage.

🔧Repairing the car on a driveway is possible, but it may require removing the engine.

⚠️The damaged strut tower may complicate the repair process.

The estimated repair cost is around £10,000.


Is it worth buying a crashed BMW M5 Competition?

It depends on the extent of the damage and the repair cost. If the repair cost is significantly lower than the market value, it could be a good opportunity.

Can the BMW M5 Competition be repaired on a driveway?

Yes, it is possible to repair the car on a driveway, but some repairs may require removing the engine.

What is a Category S car?

A Category S car is a vehicle with structural damage that can be repaired.

What is the estimated cost to repair the BMW M5 Competition?

Based on the analysis, the estimated repair cost is around £10,000.

Can the damaged strut tower be repaired?

The damaged strut tower may require professional expertise to repair, and it could be a complex process.

Timestamped Summary

00:00The BMW M5 Competition was not purchased directly, but from someone who couldn't fix it.

00:06Buying a crashed car adds additional risk, especially from someone unable to repair it.

00:23The BMW M5 Competition listed on eBay was priced at £33,500, lower than the market value.

00:51The car had front-end damage, including a damaged strut tower.

01:57The engine is not running due to oil coolers being damaged.

09:24The huge hole and dent in the strut tower may require engine removal for repair.

11:56The estimated repair cost for the BMW M5 Competition is around £10,000.

12:36The engine does not currently run due to a lack of oil caused by damaged oil coolers.