BMW E39 M5 Ruined With M3 And M4 Parts

The E39-generation BMW M5 has a timeless design and performance which is still invigorating to this day. Unfortunately, this M5 has undergone a host of modifications which significantly detract from its appeal and make us feel slightly sick inside.

The car, currently listed for sale on eBay in the UK, has been repainted white and is reportedly a genuine M5. As Car Throttle notes, however, the fact that it has a license plate starting with P means it may instead by a lesser E39 5-Series outfitted with the 394 hp 4.9-liter V8 engine of the M5. Whatever the case may be, there’s no denying that there is some serious grunt under the hood.

The Frankenstein of BMW’s

From here, the curiosities begin. For some reason, the front bumper, air intakes, and wheel arches have been lifted directly off the current-generation M4 and transplanted onto the M5’s nose. It goes without saying that an M4 bumper with headlights and kidney grilles from an E39 M5 makes for an extremely strange look.

Sadly, things don’t stop here. Step around to the rear and you’ll find the rear bumper and quad tailpipes of the E92-generation M3.

We have absolutely no idea what would possess someone to create an M5 like this. Perhaps the front and rear bumpers were damaged and the owner had difficulty sourcing original parts? It’s possible but it seems unlikely as there are no shortages of E39 M5s around.

Whatever the case may be, a £10,000 ($14,000) asking price isn’t excessive and there’s probably somewhere out there that’ll actually like the new looks.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    Sue me. The front looks great.

    • Jay

      I wouldn’t say it’s ruined but it could have also been executed a little better. Especially under the headlights.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I can concede that.

  • Six_Tymes

    “Ruined” . could not be more accurate.

    what a shame to do that to a rare car.


    Put it out of its misery.

  • David


  • jez zza

    why who someone do this to E39 !!! is that a F8x exhaust ?!?!.. need to lie down

  • lapirk

    Probably a “millenial”

  • Bo Hanan

    This is how wars get started…

  • You guys probably want to explain why P plates indicate this isn’t an M5, P plates are issued between 1996 and 1997 in UK, E39 M5 meanwhile was sold starting on 1998.

    • Bash

      You sir is a man with many talents.
      Beside an already established true car enthusiast side, there is also a detective underneath.
      I lift my hat for you..

      • Thank you so much for your kind words sir, you do need to see my unpublished manuscript about Saleen S7 development after production supposedly ended, and also my investigation on AC Cars. Nothing interest me than taking a deep detective works on cars!

  • Bash


  • Infinite1

    It’s not too bad looking but it does look a bit off

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