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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 10-21-2015, 02:05 PM
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Saw an M8 Today

Headed in to work and saw a super car up ahead. Was able to catch up to it just enough to see the roundel and M8. Very nice looking ride and seemed to run, well, like a bmw!!!

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Old 10-21-2015, 02:37 PM
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Ummm M8...?
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:45 PM
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They are pretty cool, i see one around here every once a d a while.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:50 PM
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Ummm M8...?
C & D says i8, but the badge said M8 and it looked a like this. http://www.caranddriver.com/bmw/i8

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Badge engineering.
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:14 PM
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Someone must have slapped an M badge on it instead. Still doesn't make it a V8
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:23 PM
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Might have been a prototype. Don't remember the slats across the back window like the 2015 M8 has, but I only got a quick look. He was ahead of me, I caught up because the acceleration was impressive and was going to be next to him at the next light. However, he made a left before we came to the following light which was red. I did manage to get just a peak as I came by him when he was in the L turn lane.

This is quite an oil rich area. The parking lot here looks like Jackson Barrett. Not unusual to see GT40. McClaren. Saw a beautiful Porsche GT3 RS the other day. Always had a fondness for Porsche. Apparently the RS has a "Pit speed" button on the dash!!!

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Old 10-21-2015, 04:26 PM
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Yea, probably I8. M8 is just a thought right now. Just read the C&D article about it. Unless it was a prototype...? M5 engine!
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Yea, probably I8. M8 is just a thought right now. Just read the C&D article about it. Unless it was a prototype...? M5 engine!
They made a prototype E31 M8 but never produced it. It came out of hiding a couple of years ago and they did a little roadshow with it.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...p-secret-fotos

Better shots (not macro): https://www.google.com/search?q=e31+...w=1920&bih=911
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:34 PM
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They made a prototype E31 M8 but never produced it. It came out of hiding a couple of years ago and they did a little roadshow with it.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...p-secret-fotos

Better shots (not macro): https://www.google.com/search?q=e31+...w=1920&bih=911
Yes I read that article too. 1 of 1. Pretty cool.

I was referring to the New M8, but the E31 is cool.
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Only time I saw an i8 in person was in the poorer neighborhood's on the west end of providence.

Either a GPS malfunction, dealer worker took it for a joyride or a drug dealer. Still looked nice and loved the sharp lines and contours and the lighted hood emblem.
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Only time I saw an i8 in person was in the poorer neighborhood's on the west end of providence.

Either a GPS malfunction, dealer worker took it for a joyride or a drug dealer. Still looked nice and loved the sharp lines and contours and the lighted hood emblem.
Obviously an unfaithful business executive dropping off his mistress.
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Obviously an unfaithful business executive dropping off his mistress.

Or looking for one
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This is the one I saw this past Summer at the BMW driving event, and there's a silver one that drove by my office a couple of times, it goes to either the local BMW dealership or to some exotic car places that are nearby. I loved the sound it makes. The highlight though was last month when at I saw the headlight of a blue Ferrari 458 waiting at a stoplight behind a couple of cars. When the cars in front of it started to move, I was surprised how wide the car was and instantly realized it was not a 458 but LaFerrari. As he drove past me, I recognized the same guy I saw a few year back with a red Enzo. He stepped on it as he went away and it was the most beautiful music I ever heard in a street car.

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Or looking for one
Damn. I should've worn some yoga pants that day.
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Or looking for one
I'm betting on this one
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