BMW E39 M5 Ranked Number 2 in CAR’s Top 10 Classics in the Making

As the end of the year approaches, various publications start making tops of various segments, cars and other stuff. Who knows, we might even see a top of apps you can use in your car maybe...
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The guys from CAR magazine are no exception but their top takes a different approach. Instead of focusing on the present, it focuses on both the past and future. Let me explain.

They created a Top 10 Classics in the making. What that means is that the featured automobiles have already been built, sold and pulled out of production and are on their way to being called ‘a classic’.

While some of them surprised us, the presence of the E39 M5 in this list was didn’t even raise our brow. What other relatively recent car from BMW would make it?

After all, it was the last M5 that met all the pretentious forum, die-hard fans requirements: classic BMW looks (the E60 didn’t have), classic high-revving V8 and unmatchable handling.

This car comes from a day and age when electronics and mechanics were distributed around the car equally. When electronic parts were there only to help you out a bit, not run your car for you.

We would also include the E92 M3 in this list but that’s a whole different discussion. Other noted contenders are the Vauxhall VXR220 (well, what did you expect, its a British publication), TVR T350, Renault Clio V6, Noble M12, Nissan Skyline R34, Ford Racing Puma, Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo, Lotus Elise Mk1 and Audi quattro.

Full top at CAR
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