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BMW E39 M5 Still Beautiful After 15 Years

Few people know but back in the late 90s, BMW didn't even consider releasing a new model with the M5 badge on the boot lid, even though the E34 model was quite popular. The industry forced them into it, though.
Custom BMW E39 M5 on RSV Wheels 9 photos
Photo: Richard Le/Flickr
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After Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz released their own high-performance luxury sedans, BMW decided to came up and show them how it's done. The E39 M5 used a 4.9-liter V8 high-revving engine that produced 400 HP and 500 Nm (370 lb-ft) of torque.

You could get the monster with a 6-speed Getrag gearbox and then get to burning rubber like there was no tomorrow. Over the years, the sex appeal and beautiful lines of the E39 M5 turned it into a classic.

Today, over 15 years after it was officially unveiled, we're taking a look at a very beautiful and tasteful model that is still roaming American roads. This one was fitted with RSV Forged wheels, tinted headlights and taillights, StopTech calipers and a custom exhaust by the guys from EuroProjektz.

Photos via Richard Le
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