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Another E39 Wagon, a M5 Touring Clone

I seem to be on a sport wagon kick. This 540iT is the prettiest of the recent lot.

The car has traveled 131,901 miles and some where along the way it had some cosmetic surgery. While the driveline is all still stock, unlike the other two wagons I recently posted, this one has alot of flair on the outside.

The car had its white paint replaced with the ubiquitous, for the BMW guy looking for attention, Laguna Seca blue. Then a BMW M5 widebody kit with wide wheel arches was added. A Remus exhaust and some deep dish rims wrapped in meaty 285/30 19s out back give this car a much sportier feel. KW coil overs help it in the turns.

Inside the car has new buckets and a sprinkling of carbon fiber look wrap. The seller says there are a few electrical gremlins inside and an intermittent check engine light.

As the seller says it would be nice to swap in a full M5 driveline, but this is a looker that still will have decent performance. Bonus points go to the owner for the Hybrid emblem on the hatch lid. If it did have an M5 powerplant that badge would perhaps be more suitable.

The ask price is $18,000. There won’t be any bidders at that price, but when the seller can start lopping off several thousand I’m sure this car will get attention.

Another E39 Wagon this time a M5 Touring Clone on eBay



  1. Aaron
    Aaron March 23, 2012

    Hey Evan, this wagon has led an interesting life. It was originally a white wagon that the PO went a bit overboard on. It ended up in a few magazines and then the owner started missing payments.

    It actually showed up at auction last summer and I can tell you the final bid was nowhere near the asking price. Not even half the asking price. It had some mech issues to sort out but nothing to offset the gouging that is taking place here.

  2. Wes
    Wes March 23, 2012

    What we have here is a 130k mi 540iTA with some nice mods that was taken a bit too far. I would be interested if this were the original AW instead of LSB and about 1/2 the price. As it stands I’d have to pass.

  3. tony2x
    tony2x March 23, 2012

    My eyes! My eyes! So let me get this straight, the seller is trying to flog a faked out, badly executed M5 Touring clone that is all show and no go and sports a slushmatic to go with the racing buckets. Fail on so many levels.

  4. Hotshoe
    Hotshoe March 23, 2012

    The previous builder/owner had a supercharger on this engine. Guess he removed it before it got repossesed. Curious what the asking price was when it went to auction? Lesson I learned is don’t buy a car you have to finance, cash only.

  5. Wes
    Wes March 23, 2012

    ^Or don’t finance a 13 year old German car which WILL require a ton of maintenance and then spend all your money on mods.

  6. Kevin
    Kevin March 23, 2012

    Pass. Far too boy-racerish for my tastes.

  7. Larry
    Larry March 28, 2012

    There are so many reasons to avoid this…I’ve lost count. Wow.

  8. Evan
    Evan April 1, 2012

    Ended with no bids at $18,000.

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