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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 09-28-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Show off your E39 post pics!!!

Some damn lady ran me off the road yesterday she had insurance though :o had to pull the fender out right after

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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Here's mine

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:56 PM
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Got some new wheels today.. I took off the Style 95's


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Old 09-29-2013, 03:50 AM
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My curbed, tired and faded Style 66's we're starting to get on my nerves, but I got really lucky:
I recently found some new Style 71's, still in the box.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:01 AM
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Got some new wheels today.. I took off the Style 95's


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Old 09-29-2013, 01:21 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:10 PM
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Love the touring Ashtray!


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Old 09-29-2013, 06:30 PM
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:43 PM
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My new wheels on my 540i
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:32 AM
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such a waste on a auto
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:47 AM
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such a waste on a auto
I'll take you up on the offer if you want to pay for the M5 6sp conversion!

My other cars are manuals, including my very rev happy, tossable BRZ. The wagon however, with its 1,500 or so additional pounds doesn't have quite the same feel. Also with nearly 3x the torque of my BRZ, the automatic trans doesn't need to be kept in any particular tight rpm range to squeeze the most out of its engine. Just push down on the right pedal, and this thing moves.

That said - my last E39 had a manual, and I do miss that engagement factor - but as this isn't my only car, I can still get my fix.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:53 PM
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Beatiful car
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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I'll take you up on the offer if you want to pay for the M5 6sp conversion!

My other cars are manuals, including my very rev happy, tossable BRZ. The wagon however, with its 1,500 or so additional pounds doesn't have quite the same feel. Also with nearly 3x the torque of my BRZ, the automatic trans doesn't need to be kept in any particular tight rpm range to squeeze the most out of its engine. Just push down on the right pedal, and this thing moves.

That said - my last E39 had a manual, and I do miss that engagement factor - but as this isn't my only car, I can still get my fix.
I had a supercharged Automatic 540 last year...It was fun for like 20 mins till i lost to a STOCK M5...




Then i had to move up



and then that got boring.... AND NOW


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Old 10-11-2013, 08:10 PM
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I had a supercharged Automatic 540 last year...It was fun for like 20 mins till i lost to a STOCK M5...


Then i had to move up


and then that got boring.... AND NOW
good for you.

Now you'll be just fast enough to lose to other stock cars.

Oh, and lets not forget you can't haul a load like a wagon.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:14 PM
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I have 3.45 gearing in the back - limited slip. It scoots! But I don't drag race the thing - that's not why I bought it. And as stock $27k Mustang GT's have 420hp, getting up over 400 isn't impressive any more. Having a fully balanced chassis/suspension/ride comfort - the E39 especially in M5 form does that in spades.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:28 PM
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:23 AM
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I can only think of a few stock cars that can, beat a supercharged m5...
Yea i wasent even going to respond to him
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:54 PM
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enough bickering
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:05 PM
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enough bickering!
"my wagon is faster than yours!"


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Old 10-12-2013, 05:37 PM
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"my wagon is faster than yours!"


lol - Now that all you other tourings are getting SC'ed I should probably change my sig to "prettier"
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:42 PM
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Caught speedin!? Haha
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:54 PM
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lol - Now that all you other tourings are getting SC'ed I should probably change my sig to "prettier"
It's not as black and white as that*, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and M5 front bumpers and mirrors are *Now you could say that your wagon is more black and white than others - I think you'll win there, unless someone has a police touring in the states.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:04 PM
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:16 PM
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