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Ranked among one of the best looking sedans ever designed, the E39 BMW 5-series looks as good today as it did in 1999.

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This clean E39 BMW 540i came into the shop a few months back to have the E39 Suspension fitted with a set of Bilstein coilovers to compliment the car’s already handsome looks.

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bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-28 The 5-Series is one of the few cars out there where you can do a true coilover both front and rear with the factory suspension setup.bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-25Lowering the E39 Suspension with a set of coilovers allows us the fine control we want over the ride height to create exactly the look we are after.
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Under the hood that twin dual cam BMW V8 is fed more efficiently than stock with a Dinan Free Flow Air Intake for BMW E39 540i.

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The Dinan intake offers a more responsive variant of the OEM BMW E39 intake while maintaining OEM function and warranty, offering a rare blend of performance and peace of mind.

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A set of tasteful carbon fiber eyelids also gives the headlamps a much more aggressive appearance, lending to the sporty-yet-not-M5 aesthetic.bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-37 At the rear of the car, the quiet OEM E39 exhaust has been replaced with a throaty and authoritative Dinan Exhaust for BMW E39 54oi to give the car the signature muscle sound you’d expect of a V8.bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-38

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bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-41Though it is showing its age, the DINAN etched tip still shines up nicely.

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On the inside, the interior is still in great shape, with all the beige leather and woodgrain in flawless condition.
bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-4 A few small details throughout add an extra touch to the car, like this carbon fiber BMW roundel overlay.bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-5 With the ride height dialed in on coilovers, the stance on this E39 is unreal, especially with the car’s clean black finish.bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-6Black finish cars are a real pain in the butt to keep clean, but when they’re clean, damn do they look good.
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bmw-e39-540i-msport-bilstein-pss-coilovers-dinan-exhaust-intake-more-10 Lowering the E39 really makes all the difference, giving the car the look it was always supposed to have.
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Thanks for joining us and we hope you enjoyed the photos of this gorgeous example of the E39 bodystyle. See you next time!

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Story & Photos Nicholas Gregson

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