BMW have made some incredible cars in the past, and continue that tradition today with vehicles such as the new M4, the 1M, and the awe-inspiring i8. With so many new cars being produced, it is easy to forget about the awesome machines still out there today, which, despite their age, are still phenomenal even by the standards set by the range of cars we have right now. One of these cars is the e39 M5.
A flagship saloon, the e39 M5 was produced over a decade ago, but it still stands strong against many of the cars today. Powered by a ferocious 5.0 litre V8 motor producing 394 hp, the M5 reaches 100km/h in a swift 4.8 seconds. That’s quick, even by today’s standards! BMW produce many fast cars, but what is so great about the M5 is there is genuine room for 5 people to enjoy the ride with, and all done so in ultimate comfort. The interior, as you would expect from BMW, has a quality feel to it, and all the buttons and switches are neatly placed in logical and ergonomic locations. The seats feature leather from only the most stylish of cows, and the trim accentuates all the features nicely. The exterior doesn’t give away too much, but that isn’t to say the car doesn’t look great. The BMW heritage kidney grill can still be found and the evolving twin headlights are still there, but aside from that the car remains rather subtle in appearance.
Although subtly is something that can be cherished, it can also be nice to add a bit of flair to a car of such prestige. And so I introduce this to you, the Milltek Sport e39 Performance Exhaust. Made from 304 aircraft-grade stainless steel, this exhaust system is a fantastic replacement for the ageing stock exhaust, which, if it hasn’t been replaced already, would be a great substitution in the future. The high-flow exhaust system enhances the driving experience both through performance, and through the noise shot out through the dual pairs of 90mm exhaust tips. At low revs an M5 equipped with this system will produce low bass tones, while at higher revs a ferocious howl can be heard. The M5 is a brilliant car, and with this system, it becomes just that little bit better!
You’d be glad to know that here at Active Motowerke Australia we offer a wide variety of aesthetic and performance upgrades to give your car the performance edge. Give us a ring or send us an email for more information!
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