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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:53 AM
kross1300 kross1300 is offline
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Fender Bender--What to have checked?

Yesterday a Mercedes G500 decided to crash into the back passenger side of my beloved E39 and I am wondering what things I should make sure to have the body shop and mechanic take a look at. The damage is immediately behind the rear wheel and part of the fender is crushed in. There is a nice mark on the tire but the rims escaped with only a slight abrasion. The side of the trunk where the battery is stored is crushed in about 2 inches. Also, is there any reason why I couldn't switch to an M5 bumper seeing as it needs to be replaced anyways? If anyone knows a reputable body shop in Denver or Boulder Colorado that I can take it to it would be appreciated. Thanks!
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