This is not an M5 E60 It may look like the top dog version of the fifth-generation 5 series but it wasn’t always like that. It has a powerful V10 under the hood and yet BMW didn’t originally build the car that way. In fact, it started out as a typical 5er with a 2.5-liter engine before the displacement doubled through the S85 Swap.
Malaysian tuner County JDM Auto was the main planner of the project. It’s safe to say that the M5 E60 looks a lot better with the V10 conversion. This was only possible after purchasing a JDM-spec total car which was literally cut in half. Technicians have come up with something to save the wrecked car. Also, like the original M5 E60 the battery was mounted in the center where the extra tires would be.
Not a real M5 E60, but impressively close to the real deal
The project car was completely re-sprayed and got a body kit to mimic the original thing. It also has a fine trunk lead spoiler and quad exhaust setup to fool the untrained eye. On the same note, the M-branded tachometer goes up to 9,000 rpm while the speedometer shows 330 km / h. As impressive as the attention to detail is, the real gem is undoubtedly the 5.0-liter engine.
The only V10 produced by BMW, the S85B50 produces 500 horsepower and 520 Newton-meters (384 lb-ft) of torque. It had an 8,250 rpm redline and pushed 100 hp per liter, an impressive feat for a naturally ambitious engine. This E60 build may not be a real M5, but it’s pretty close to the real deal. Needless to say, a lot of reversing was needed to make everything work harmoniously without any warning light pop out on the dash.
This is a clear build and through it, anyone who has not been to BMW so far will be tempted to say that this is the real deal.
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