Published on February 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
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The E39 M5 is the BMW M-developed version of the E39 5 Series sedan. It was powered by the S62 V8 engine, a high-performance development of the standard production M62 unit. It also featureed an M-tuned chassis as well as M-designed interior and exterior cosmetic items.
When was the E39 M5 first introduced? The E39 M5 was first introduced at the 1998 Geneva Motor Show though production did not begin until October of that year.
Where was the E39 M5 produced? Unlike both previous iterations of the M5 (which were hand-assembled at BMW M GmbH in Garching), the E39 M5 was produced on the normal E39 5 Series assembly line at the Dingolfing factory, outside of Munich.
Was a Touring (station wagon) version of the E39 M5 ever produced? Although an E39 M5 Touring was considered and at least one prototype was constructed (in Titanium Silver with a Black Exclusive leather interior), BMW M decided not to produce an E39 M5 Touring due to financial considerations.