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      06-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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WTB An e39 530, 540, M5? Need insight

I currently have a 2011 335i, I may do a full part out and pick up an e39

Here is my current build:

I do not track the car, however I do want a "clean" looking e39.

I wanted to know as far as reliability... do the 540 or the M5's give too many problems? Obviously will be picking up a used one; I want to stir from as many problems as I could...

Something to look like this:

that looks great, not over done.. seems like some kit it has on? (which one?) and a change in headlights... but anyhow,

what would be my best bet as far as giving me the least problems but still being able to look ... fresh.

I wont go too far into modding , at all. if an M5 would not give me too many problems - a stock clean M5 is the perfect look I am going for
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      06-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #2

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If your looking at a 540/M5 go all the way with the M5. If you can handle the maintenance on a V8 get the M5. The 540 will be problematic. I love my M5 and you do not need to do much to it. Suspension and exhaust is all you will need if you plan on modding. The torque is amazing!
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      07-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Anything but an M E39 will need a bit of love! The 540i is great for hooning, 528i is a balanced canyon carver, and the M is a Surgical Brute.
Your choice.
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