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Mathew
12-15-2003, 05:55 PM
I have a friend who just swore to me that he saw an X5 stretch limo. He said it was along the lines of Escalade and Excursion limos.

I don't believe him. Or does such a thing really exist?

alee
12-15-2003, 05:58 PM
Yes (http://www.rollolimo.com/bmw_x5.htm)

Mathew
12-15-2003, 06:04 PM
:eek:
http://www.rollolimo.com/bmw_x5.jpg

Ok, next question is: Does BMW make this? Or is this some sort of aftermarket company?

alee
12-15-2003, 06:06 PM
They're typically conversions.

They cut the car down the middle, build a center extension and weld it together.

http://216.157.99.104/mvlimos/images/bmw_ext_new.jpg

WILLIA///M
12-15-2003, 06:33 PM
Can you get the wood bar in Mrytle and still have the seats in 'ette? It would help with the spilled drinks on prom night.

Kaz
12-15-2003, 07:49 PM
There are outfits out there that will limo ANYTHING. "Legit" limos (and hearses) are built off special chassis specified for livery use.

Over the years I've seen things like 88 Chrysler New Yorkers and 79 Toyota Cressidas stretched. Stretched H2s are all over the place these days.

Bobby 325i
12-15-2003, 08:27 PM
They're typically conversions.

They cut the car down the middle, build a center extension and weld it together.

http://216.157.99.104/mvlimos/images/bmw_ext_new.jpg

The welded center extension looks like a photshop to me. The body line is crooked in the pic,or if it was a conversion the body shop that did the work sux:dunno::thumbdwn:. What a way to ruin a perfectly good X5

Bobby 325i
12-15-2003, 08:30 PM
Stretched H2s are all over the place these days.

Ain't that the truth:rolleyes:. Here in NYC and Long Island stretched H2's and Excursions are a dime a dozen:tsk:

Jever
12-15-2003, 09:48 PM
What, no angels by the wheels? Those all must be photoshopped!

FireFly
12-16-2003, 07:01 AM
The welded center extension looks like a photshop to me. The body line is crooked in the pic,or if it was a conversion the body shop that did the work sux:dunno::thumbdwn:. What a way to ruin a perfectly good X5

Bobby- just a guess:

I think the line would angle slightly upward on a regular X5. If you take into consideration the added "stretch" section, and contiune with the upward line, the rear end would sit a couple of feet off the ground. So the company had to make the stretch section completely level.