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!?"
2003 BMW 540i [Sterling Gray / Gray]
[Msport] [Mods from A-Z] [Two-Tone Interior]
1 Sets of E39 OEM Technical Graphite / Cubic Interior Trim set- $255 Shipped
1 Set of E38 OEM Illuminated Interior Door Handles $75 Shipped
Last edited by Dking078; 11-28-2012 at 02:01 PM.