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Old 11-28-2012, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DennisCooper! View Post
....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.

2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD), 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)
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