An entrepreneur claims that his modified 1997 BMW 528i goes 1,000 miles on electric power. According to Eric Lundgren, the E39 chassis has been adapted to hold batteries with a total capacity above the longest-range Model S package, allegedly around 133 kilowatt-hours. The total cost of the conversion is said to be $13,800, thanks to recycled batteries.
If you’re a BMW enthusiast, you know of the E39 BMW M5. It’s widely considered to be the best M5 of all time and some go as far as to say it’s the best four-door sports car of all time. While we don’t know if we can go that far, it’s certainly up there with the best of them. However, if you want one now, it can get a bit tricky. High demand and lack of supply have driven prices up to almost silly heights. So if you want a proper E39 performance sedan with a V8 but one that’s far more affordable and cheaper to maintain, the E39 BMW 540i can be the car for you.
The BMW G30/G31 is the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series. It was officially announced in October 2016, and sales began in February 2017.
The video takes us through the process of building one of the best M cars BMW has ever done: The E39 M5. The 30 minutes long footage focuses on the exterior and interior design of the E39 M5, on its engine and suspension engineering, and finishes with a few minutes of car porn at the legendary Nurburgring race track.
It is quite common that the exhaust system on E34 cars is still fully functional after 10 years and/or 200 000 km. And the catalytic converter will continue to work for at least 5-10 years without any problems. But at approximately the same time you should replace the exhaust system (probably both center and rear silencer) you must also replace the flanges connecting the catalytic converter and the center silencer together, since these have probably already met the death of rust.
When the front stabilizer bar links are worn out they usually make an annoying clink noise everytime you drive over a bump. There could be of course other reasons for that clink noise but the front stabilizer bar links are often the cause butand luckily they are easy to replace.
The reason behind replacing a brake pad carrier can be several. But in this case it was due to a broken brake caliper guide bolt where a small part of the bolt remained in the brake pad carrier (on which the brake caliper is mounted on). A quick and easy solution is to simply replace the entire brake pad carrier.
The brake pads and discs are a highly ordinary wear and tear spare part that needs to be replaced now and then. A good practice is to look over the condition of the brake pads and discs when for example changing tires in autumn and spring. Or if the warning light goes on, you should consider changing break pads (and brake discs if needed) in a quite near future.