More to the point, what does your significant other do if it happens at night in a dodgy district? That's why I use runflats, even though most board members think that the performance compromise isn't worth it.So what happens if we get a flat? (sorry, new at this as well)
I always thought the spare was eliminated due to the rear mount battery taking up so much room. Do other E39 (non-M5) have a rear mount battery?
Even if the car had a spare, would you really want your wife to be out changing the tire in a "dodgy" part of town, late at night?
I would have her lock the doors and call you, and then AAA.
There is no room. The battery in the rear takes up what would be the rest of the spare tire well. If the well was added back, then there would be no room for the dual exhaust. I suspect BMW simply didn't want to pour money into reengineering the rear trunk floor to accomodate a spare.Hi Al.
I am just curious why BMW opted not to install a spare tire on M5's.
i don't *think* so... there was a 540iT that the owner m5'd out. he put a dual exhaust system on and he didn't lose his spare tire area. he was pretty excited about that... http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=108296&highlight=540itI thought it was the dual exhaust system that took up the space for the spare tire well. A space-saver spare can be designed to fit a staggered wheel layout.