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hh3uunp 11-28-2012 10:04 AM

M5 aerodynamics package-why do m-bumpers look so good
 
I was thinking to myself today. I wonder if I like the m-bumpers because they are on a fast car or they just naturally look good? In a different world where everyone had m-bumpers execept for the m5 would we all be swapping our m-bumpers for regular bumpers? The ///m symbol is the most successful marketing tool bmw ever did. As soon as someone sees the //m logos on my car they tell me how fast my car is.

People on the forums freak out if someone puts an ///m on their 540i, but in Canada and AUS have 540i///m has OEM so what's the big deal?

I know I am rambling but I'm looking for people's opinions on this subject.

DennisCooper! 11-28-2012 11:33 AM

Hi,

If it was the other way around, I still don't think everyone would be swapping to the 'normal' bumpers. The M or Sport bumpers look good naturally and had they been standard fitment on ALL E39's I doubt very much there'd be as much 'interest' in getting the standard ones.

People freak out because they like to follow what BMW officially put on their cars. In the UK, only the M5 E39 model had an M badge from factory on the trunk/bootlid, so on 'any' other E39, it gets frowned upon. In the USA, I believe the 2003 model year 540i M sport got the 'M' badge on the trunklid, and I 'think' it might be the same in a few other territories. Although some 'Sport' designated or 'optioned' cars got the little M badges on the door strips, wheels, steering wheel etc - some owners who don't quite know will then put M badges on the trunklid and/or front grille etc and thus, making the 'big deal' !

Cheers, Dennis!

tmvE39/E53/Z32 11-28-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by DennisCooper! (Post 7219091)
....People freak out because they like to follow what BMW officially put on their cars. In the UK, only the M5 E39 model had an M badge from factory on the trunk/bootlid, so on 'any' other E39, it gets frowned upon. In the USA, I believe the 2003 model year 540i M sport got the 'M' badge on the trunklid, and I 'think' it might be the same in a few other territories. Although some 'Sport' designated or 'optioned' cars got the little M badges on the door strips, wheels, steering wheel etc - some owners who don't quite know will then put M badges on the trunklid and/or front grille etc and thus, making the 'big deal' !

Cheers, Dennis!

Agree with all you said, Dennis. Except that 2003 540i M-sport does NOT have //M badge on the trunklid.

Dking078 11-28-2012 01:55 PM

The way i see it for the E39, the pre lci bumper it was a big flop...it's butt ugly. The lci bumper shows a state of elegance and classy feel, while the m bumper is more sport oriented, hence why it's on the m5.

I've seen this other world you speak of once (sadly) and it doesn't look good IMO, the post lci bumper doesn't flow overall with the m5 at all.

Some people do prefer the post lci bumper. I do agree though that M is now just a Marketing tool. "Hey, want some M performance parts for your M5!?"

hh3uunp 11-28-2012 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dking078 (Post 7219402)
The way i see it for the E39, the pre lci bumper it was a big flop...it's butt ugly. The lci bumper shows a state of elegance and classy feel, while the m bumper is more sport oriented, hence why it's on the m5.

I've seen this other world you speak of once (sadly) and it doesn't look good IMO, the post lci bumper doesn't flow overall with the m5 at all.

Some people do prefer the post lci bumper. I do agree though that M is now just a Marketing tool. "Hey, want some M performance parts for your M5!?"

it's more like "Hey, buy the m-sport package on your 528i that will be $7000 and your car is still slow"

hh3uunp 11-28-2012 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by tmvE39/E53/Z32 (Post 7219371)
Agree with all you said, Dennis. Except that 2003 540i M-sport does NOT have //M badge on the trunklid.

In Canada and Australia 95 m-sport 540i got a ///m on the trunk same with 2003 540i

MikesE39 11-28-2012 09:51 PM

Honestly before i bought my M tech i think i wanted it because of the M5. But now that its on i think it matches the mar 100x better than the non M bumper. after my bumper conversion i cant stop looking at my car. i also got the M5 rims those on the other hand maybe because they are on the M5, because i could have bought 19in BBS LMs for less than 1/2 the price of style 65s.

hqstu 11-28-2012 10:48 PM

In New Zealand ///M appears to have been and still is OEM.

hh3uunp 11-29-2012 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikesE39 (Post 7220354)
Honestly before i bought my M tech i think i wanted it because of the M5. But now that its on i think it matches the mar 100x better than the non M bumper. after my bumper conversion i cant stop looking at my car. i also got the M5 rims those on the other hand maybe because they are on the M5, because i could have bought 19in BBS LMs for less than 1/2 the price of style 65s.

Yea But did you know that up until 1880s that gernerally speaking an attractive woman would be a chubby pale white girl. Now it's almost the opposite skinny tan girls are attractive.

This was because if you where chubby it meant you were rich and if she was pale she doesn't work outside because she is rich. Now our perception has changed because every rich guy generally speaking has a skinny young blonde next to him and we grow up told that you want to be rich and have a skinny blonde wife to the point society influences you enough that you marry a bimbo

MikesE39 11-29-2012 10:18 PM

^ ya men were stupid back then...

LaCrosse540i6 11-30-2012 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikesE39 (Post 7220354)
i could have bought replica19in BBS LMs for less than 1/2 the price of style 65s.

Fixed ;)


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