BMW E60 5 Series Rides on F10 M5 Replica Wheels

I don't know about you, but for some of us there's something special about retrofitting a set of wheels. Take for example an E39 5 Series with E60 M5 wheels. It would look awesome. So does the E60 with F10 wheels, just like we're about to show you.
BMW E60 5 Series on F10 M5 Replicas 5 photos
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The guys from AudioCityUSA fitted a 2008 550i M Sport model with a set of 20 inch F10 M5 replicas with machined faces, done by the guys from Giovanna Wheels. The end result is just breathtaking.

However, there is something fishy about this E60. Something tells us it was lowered somehow, at least a couple of millimeters. Just take a look at the rear axle and you'll notice what we're talking about.

In case you were wondering, this particular car was fitted with Pirelli tires measuring 245/30/20 at the front and 275/30/20 at the back.

And since we're discussing a 550i E60 model, there are a couple of interesting facts we should mention about it. The previous-gen 5 Series was the last one to use naturally aspirated engines on its petrol models. The top of range version, such as this one, used a 4.8-liter V8 making 367 HP and 489 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque. Not that brilliant come to think about it now, right?

Used to the forced induction of nowadays, it's hard to fathom an engine of this size with such a low horsepower output. And yet they existed and made history. As for the transmission, the E60 came out before the brilliant 8-speed ZF gearbox was launched and in case you didn't want to change gears yourself, you had to rely on an older Steptronic 6-speed gearbox.

However, that's not how you'd get an old school naturally aspirated V8 though. Oh no, the best way to go about it if you ask us would be with a manual 6-speed cog swapper that would get you up to 62 mph from a standstill in 5.2 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the automatic. Take that!
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