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Apples 6th April 2002 02:28 PM

Has anyone got any old E39 spy shots from years ago??
I was just looking at the next generation 5 series and there seems to be quite a few guys out there that don't like the new look of the next 5&7 series Bimmers.
I wonder if any of you guys have some old E39 pics around. It would be interesting to see how close the test cars looked like the final and current 5 series product . I wonder if the "spy shots" of the E39 back then looked as good as we think our cars look now?
I'm confident that BMW will get it right in the next few years:biggrin: ....if not then what the hell am l going to do.:(
I still plan on getting another M5 near the end of it's final production.
Would a V10 fit in the E39 M5????....Yeh baby, now thats an idea...:hihihi:

tfung 6th April 2002 11:13 PM

I would be interested to see spy shots of the E39 as well...

Adam 7th April 2002 03:28 PM

I'm pretty sure there are old pics flying around...

all the best

Adam 7th April 2002 03:30 PM

This is a very very old pic..

tfung 7th April 2002 09:15 PM

don't think it's a spy picture... I think that picture came out when the M5 was first introduced and was an actual press photo or something....

Adam 7th April 2002 09:44 PM

I know it wasnt a spy..its just that was the earliest pic i could find kinggf

all the best

tfung 7th April 2002 10:06 PM

but it's a spy of the E39 M5... it's not really a spy of the E39 5 series.... since the M5 came out quite a bit later than the regular 5 series, we already knew what it was sort of going to look like.... I'm sure there are E39 spy pics in magazines... I should go through all my old ones to see if I can find a pic.. :p

VanCooper 9th April 2002 06:00 AM

I remember seeing the first spy picture of an M5 on the Nurburgring. It was heavily camouflaged but it had the M parallel wheels:)

atomic80 9th April 2002 07:15 AM


Originally posted by Adam
This is a very very old pic..

I do remember that picture! That was the one that had me drooling! I'm not sure that color is Lemans blue though. Seems too it Avus blue?

And finally, notice the chrome rings around the headlights. I'm glad they removed those before the M5 went to production.

Adam 9th April 2002 12:43 PM

Ya thats avus blue...

all the best

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