In Reply to: "M5 Package" on 540i posted by brianP on May 01, 2000 at 15:29:42:
Interesting. My friend Ryan has this same car, a 2000 540i sport, but the factory "aero package" did not include the M5 wheels. he did pay about $6000 for the aero, though, which is a joke, but overall the car does look more agressive and, in the opinion of the owner, better proportioned. And it is in no way ever going to be mistaken for an M5 - perhaps by lay persons, or persons with little BMW knowlege, but one look at the car and one knows it is the 540. It is not an M5 package. But then I cannot speak for the one that you saw.
I would post a picture of the car, but I already did that over in the E36 group and forgot how large the jpg was, so if you would care to check it out there are pics and video of this E39 hyperlinked below