Because it’s different ! Wald BMW M5 E60
With its ‘Sepang Bronze Metallic’ paintwork glowing under the bright sunlight of Las Vegas, this BMW M5 sedan, which we saw at MFEST in USA, indeed cuts a conspicuous profile from a far. Part of the highlight is not just themed towards its characteristic bodywork, but also attributed to its exquisite build quality.
When asked why he chose this WALD sportsline concept, the owner of the car – Joseph, replied with an amicable tone “Because it’s different ! ” Creating something different is part of the American spirit of determination, and we found Joseph cool for saying it as such.
As a king of the European and American roads with its 507ps V10 engine, the M5’s sensation of speed is further enhanced by the fenders giving it an added “sense of quickness”.
To enable swift cooling for the heart of this beast, customised air vents are sharped at various parts of the M5, which include the inlet vents crafted on the hood, lower air vent on the front bumper, as well as two openings by the right and left of the bumper. And right at the very front end of the bumper is nicely integrated with a carbon lip spoiler, to assume a road hugging stance. The overall look is one subtle unique balance.
Fender flares on each side of the car also adds great appeal to this seductive M5, with the body being widened by 50mm on each side. Further enhancing the profile, a set of 21-inch HRE customised wheels were installed. At 12.5 inch wide at the back and 10.5 inch at the front, they are complemented by Nitto’s low profile Invo ultra high performance tyres, measuring 245/35 in the front and 295/25 for the rears.
Joseph wanted to pair a suspension solution to the M5 that could accommodate the wheels, and AccuAir stepped in with their leading e-Level Air Management. The final result is one mean-handling machine that has the performance you need with the ability to have the look you want at a push of a button.
Inside, a four-point roll cage was fitted, but not at the expense of passenger seating, as the backseats were removed and then refitted again after the roll cage was secured in place. Furthermore, the seats were also re-trimmed in a two tone shade, as well as having a carbon fibre panel attached to the front seat backs.
With pre-owned prices of top grade M5s in Japan fast approaching the 4 Million Yen mark (Approximately S$48,400), there has never been a better time to consider one, and experience the sound and power of a V10.
Armed With Body Work And Performance, It’s Definitely A World Class Fast and Furious Ride !
Vehicle : BMW M5 E60 (Year 2009)
Owner : Joseph Sybico
Power : 500 bhp
Torque : 520 Nm
Country : USA
5.0L Odd Firing S85 V10 / EVO Sport Pulleys / BMC Filter
WALD Wide Body Kit / Front Bumper Custom Molded with Carbon Lip Spoiler / Customised Bonnet Ducts / Customised Carbon Grilles / Customised Carbon Side Grilles / Customised Carbon Rear Apron / Customised Rear Bumper Ducts
Boden AccuAir Performance Air Suspension Kit / RPI Exhaust Headers / Dinan Exhaust System with Catalytic Converter Removed / Meisterschaft GTC Exhaust Section 1 & 2 Pipes / Gold Plated Brake Calipers / HRE 790R Wheels 10.5×21” Front, 12.5×21” Rear / Nitto INVO Tyres 245/35 R21 Front , 295/25 R21 Rear
Two Tone Seat with Carbon Seat Back / Carbon Fibre Trims / Rear Roll Cages
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