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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 06-02-2015, 03:25 PM
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03 540i M Sport personalized plate ideas?

Hello all,

I'm in the process of an e39 purchase (2003 540iA M sport) and want personalized plates. I did a search and there are three old threads in the e39 forum but are not helpful for my application.

I want "E39" to be part of it for sure. If possible, I'd also like to give a nod to the fact that I think the e39 is the best car ever built by BMW ever built.

A couple ideas I've had are:
E39 4LFE
E39 4EVR
E39 M62

I like them but I feel like there's something better.

Thoughts fellas? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:18 PM
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I like the M62 one.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:09 PM
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I like the M62 one.
+1. But ultimately you should get what pleases you, not what pleases us. That is what makes the plate "personalized"
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:50 PM
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Series E39 Vehicle code DP63 Model 528ITA Engine M52TU
Body type OTHER Catalog model USA Production date 1999 / 06
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:48 PM
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E39 mspt
Thanks!

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+1. But ultimately you should get what pleases you, not what pleases us. That is what makes the plate "personalized"
I will definitely decide on what makes me happy, I was moreso hoping for suggestions. The three I listed are the only ones I could think of... and I like to think I'm clever.

If you have any other suggestions beyond what I listed in the first post, I'd love to hear em! Remember, I want it to include "E39".
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:50 PM
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Duplicate.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:41 AM
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E39 mspt
Just ordered this last month in Chicago
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I tried everything in the book, but all the good plates are taken in CA, even German words

I'm joking here but:
M5 NOT
IHASM62
MYMSPRT
M62 LUV
I <3 M62
(5 finger symbol) 40
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FIVE-40 would be good, too!
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:21 PM
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:44 AM
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:59 PM
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There is a Lamborghini in Bellevue/Kirkland WA that I see regularly with the plate:
COP-TZER

As I am prone to pushing the envelope, I have chosen to forego specialized plates.

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Old 06-08-2015, 02:28 PM
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Expensive39
Excellent39. Not sure how many letters you can have

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Old 06-08-2015, 11:11 PM
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Thanks guys - great suggestions. I'm leaning more towards E39-centric options.

Also, in California you can have 7 characters in addition to a space - as in a space doesn't take up one of the 7 characters.
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