This BMW 5-Series E39 With Corvette Rear Implants Is Real

BMW’s fourth-generation E39 5-Series is one of the Bavarian firm’s most critically acclaimed models in terms of design – at least in recent years. In fact, many still consider it the quintessential 5er, with an exterior that’s both elegant as well as sporty.

It was also the first 5-Series to use aluminum components for the front suspension, rack and pinion steering and a four-cylinder diesel engine. To this day, it remains a very capable and comfortable long-distance cruiser, one that some people might not want to see modified to look like anything else.

Hold that thought

These images recently surfaced on Reddit, where users The_Utah_Guy and ThorOfTheAsgard spotted a silver 5-Series sedan that looked very much like one of America’s most iconic sports cars when viewed from behind. We should note that this very same car was first spotted back in August, only that time it was on the road instead of stationary.

It’s hard to say exactly which Corvette rear end was used as inspiration for this mod – it was either the C5 or the C6, and we’re leaning towards the C5 ever so slightly, although the taillights aren’t exactly accurate in either case. So let’s just call this a “generic” Corvette design, one that also includes a three pipe exhaust system, which may or may not be there just for show.

In the end, while we can’t exactly fault the execution, we’re pretty sure that plenty of you will take issue with what this E39 5-Series owner did to their fine German saloon.

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  • no25

    yeah, REAL ugly


  • Perry F. Bruns

    I would have posted this to r/ATBGE.

  • Christian

    nah mate! That’s an R34 SKYLINE SALLONE!


    Needs a C5 front with pop ups 😂

  • performante

    When your friends said to Corvette swap your BMW to make it reliable, but you misunderstood.

  • Mr. EP9

    Burn it.

  • EliG

    Why didn’t he just put an E60 rear end on if he wanted an ugly rear?

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    I needed this laugh today. 😂

  • ksegg

    What in the world……

  • Ryan

    Why in the world would you want to take a good looking BMW and make it look like a door stop?

  • TheBelltower

    I was about to yell “blasphemy” until I read that this e39 is a 4cyl diesel.

    • User

      FYI This is not a 4 cyl diesel

      • TheBelltower

        Whoops. Guess I misread.

  • User

    My guess is that this had rear end damage and this guy had a corvette bumper laying around and placed a bet… That he probably won

  • TB

    Why….and a follow-up….Why?

  • Princess English

    This is ugly unnecessary and a shame to such a beautiful car. I’m floored at the atrocitiy of this. I own that same E39 and would never ruin such grace and elegance

  • Blanka Li

    A BMW driver so desperate to get working blinkers . . .

  • Bash

    I don’t mind driving an aztek now.

  • Jay Allenby

    Jailable offense. Vomit inducing.

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