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Old 31st October 2009, 10:52   #1
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BMW has finally confirmed that it developed an M5 convertible 20 years ago, but canned it a week before it was due to be launched due to sales concerns.
The long-rumoured car was shown to a select group of journalists at an event celebrating 25 years of the BMW M5.


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BMW confirmed that the car, which had two lengthened front doors and seating for four, had been developed for sale at a price of 50,000.
It was all set to be launched at that year's Geneva motor show, with BMW booking space for it on its stand, but a week before the event it was canned.
BMW confirmed that it was abruptly dropped as it believed it would result in demand for non-M 5 Series convertibles, which could have harmed sales of teh highly-profitable drop-top 3 Series.


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This M5 looks hot and cool,they would have launched.Any details of engine spec
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This M5 looks hot and cool,they would have launched.Any details of engine spec
they would have used the same engine as the standard m5.
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it looks cool, why no production of it??
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it looks cool, why no production of it??
BMW confirmed that it was abruptly dropped as it believed it would result in demand for non-M 5 Series convertibles, which could have harmed sales of the highly-profitable drop-top 3 Series.
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i love the seats with the M logo colours on them.
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Unreleased beauties- BMW M5 convertible & E39 M5 Touring-m5wagon00.jpg

The story goes that BMW wanted to build the E39 M5 Touring but some issue with the rear axle misbehaving led them to decide that the car just wouldn't be up to M Division snuff. And the plug was pulled.

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this was what BMW used to be, "sidhi bath"...no "bakwas". now, its so stupid. god knows what happened to them.
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It looks hot alright! But that was a smart business decision taken.
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