All cars have a story, and I’m about to get very carried away telling mine. It’ll be long, it’ll be detailed, and it’ll be full of links to YouTube videos and website articles better-articulating what I have done with this car.
Sunday, July 18th, 2010. 6:42pm. The corner of Village Way and Library Street, in Hudson, Ohio. I was in the downtown area of my community with my grandparents at a concert on our green. During intermission, we always took a little stroll to get some ice cream. This stroll happened to be a tad more expensive, but much more fun than the usual. Continue reading →
Okay, so you’ve already made the best decision of your life: you bought an E39 M5. Now, what minor (or major) modifications will make a great car even greater?
Let me start out by saying that this article is very subjective. Each M5 owner has his or her own expectations for the car. Some people are after pure performance, while others are allured by a refined, quiet luxury car that also has balls. Many of us are somewhere in-between. I bought my 2000 M5 in 2010. It was my first car, I was 17 years old. Somehow, I didn’t kill myself. By 2011, the void of E39 M5 DIY content online had pissed me off enough that I decided to spearhead the lack of online content with E39Source. This has allowed me to connect with hundreds of fellow E39 (M5) owners. I would never say that I have seen it all, but I have been exposed to a lot of very tasteful (and garish) mods. In this article, in no particular order, I will list and describe several ‘must-have’ modifications, per my taste. Continue reading →
Hey guys, thanks for letting me join E39source! I’ve been a YouTube subscriber for quite a while now, and actually met some of you at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix last summer. My name is Mike, and I’m 25 years old and live/work in West Chester, PA. I currently have two E39s: a 1997 528i, and a 2000 M5. Continue reading →
Hello E39Source. I am a new member to this website, and I wanted to get more involved with this close knit group of E39 enthusiasts. I just recently purchased my first M5! I bought it in Seattle, Washington with 148,000 miles on the clock. Continue reading →
A very common topic, S62 longevity. I could write a book about this, but I’ll try not to. Firstly… I am no expert. I’m just an owner of an E39 M5 for a little over 7 years, and 55,000 miles now. I am fairly active in the community though, so I do feel that I can talk about this some.
The S62 can last 300,000 miles. The S62 can also fail at 40,000 miles. There seem to be many more instances of higher miles than lower, however. These are the primary weak points of the S62:
2001 was a big year for the E39 5-series, for BMW face-lifted the car. The E39 chassis had been around for 5 years or so, and it was time to update it for the final 3 years of production. On the M5, in particular, the updated steering wheel is one of the biggest updates. It looks a lot more modern than the old wheel, and feels much more sporty due to it’s thicker girth, and more pronounced side bolsters. Depending on when your E39 was made, this update process can be super easy, or damn near impossible. Let’s get into it. Continue reading →
We thought it may be rather amusing to put together a little video dedicated to BMW E39 owners. The three of us, listed below, are from E39Source and compiled the video together. Give it a watch, and see if anything sounds familiar to you as a BMW owner! Continue reading →
As an automotive enthusiast, I am never content with the M5. There will always be a car that is more comfortable, there will always be a car more reliable, there will always be a car that is faster, and there will always be a car that is just better. However, at the price point E39 M5’s are at, it is a great do-it-all car. And that is why I keep it around. Continue reading →