In Reply to: Wait, you cant tell. posted by Paul on September 29, 2001 at 22:21:40:
It is not possible to tell whether it is an M5 or not. The M5 did come with the wider kidneys in 1994-1995. The mirrors on the car did come with M5's in 1994-1995.
The areo kit on the car is similar to erebuni corp. Wider kidneys can be put on an earlier e34 with relative ease.
To really tell whether it is an M5 or some other e34, you need pics of the VIN and the engine compartment. I believe that this car is a BMW Club of Hong Kong car (www.bmwclub.org.hk). They state that it is a M5.
Paul De Witt
If you look at the picture of this M5, you can see that the front air dam is different from those on the regular 5's. The silver car in the previous post had a standard air dam with an aero kit. Again, it could be a very early M5 with a wide grill, since I believe that the fancy air dam was added later, but I think that more than likely it's a non-M car.