Some E34 M5 inspiration
Congratulations to reader Colin on his recent acquistion— a Brilliantrot (er, that’s “red” to any non-Bimmerphiles and/or non-German speakers) E34 M5! We are envious, to say the least.
Colin had requested some modding inspiration, and naturally, we are happy to oblige. We happen to think these cars don’t need all that much in terms of achieving the right look— you can pretty much call it a day after OEM wheels and the right stance. (Of course, performance mods are a different ball of wax altogether, and for that we defer to folks who are more familiar with these cars— like E34 M5 owners.)
On that note, here are some E34s we like. Not all Brilliantrot, not all sedans, and not all M5s, but I think we can all use our imagination to some degree:
What a surprise! With the exception of ride height (of which none of the examples shown is particularly crazy), most of these cars look stock. Disappointed? Don’t be. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: OEM wheels make the most sense on a lot of cars, and we think the E34 M5 (and probably a lot of BMWs in general) fall firmly into that category. And as we already told Colin, we think the factory M-System wheels (with either the Throwing Star wheel covers (represented here in abundance) or the M-System I Turbines (not shown here)) look the best, followed by the M-Parallels (the 5-split spoke wheels). These are some handsome, handsome factory wheels.
If you know of any good E34 M5 examples, please link ‘em up for us, as well as for Colin.
And just as a reminder of how good the E34 M5 was (is):
Did we mention we’re envious?