No, I have seen a Euro spec E39 M-5 and it DOES have rack and pinion steering. It also has floating rear brakes, stiffer suspension and a few other odds and ends. The rack and pinion was supposely not put on the US spec car for front crashworthy reasons.Originally posted by JohnH:
Think steering is the same on all E39 M5's. Also do not think it is rack and pinion due to lack of space with V8. Similar to 540 but modified with lighter parts.
Oh well, I could have swore the Euro car had rack and pinion.Originally posted by JohnH:
Have just checked up on specs and Euro E39 M5 is re-circulating ball power steering and not rack & pinion so not sure where your info came from.