About BMW E39
The BMW E39 is the BMW 5 Series made somewhere around 1995 and 2003. He was the successor of the BMW E34 in 1995, and was predecessor of the E60 in 2003.
Development for the E39 began in 1989, internally known as “Entwicklung 39″ and ended in 1995. The final design by Joji Nagashima was selected in June 1992 and later frozen for production under new design chief Chris Bangle.
At start, the base model was the 520i, which developed 112 kilowatts (150 hp) in the pre-update models, and 126 kilowatts (170 hp) in later models.
An M5 variant was introduced in 1998, with a 4.9-litre S62 V8 Engine. All models but the M5 were available as either a saloon or an estate, later called Touring. E39 M5 was known as the ‘fastest car on the planet’. From 1998.-2003. was produced 20 482 of M5 with three versions of engine.
In 2001. facelift was done, and since then BMW e39 became timeless ultimate driving maschine. From this year, e39’s was known as ‘Angels’ because facelifted models have headlights nicknamed ‘angel eyes’.
Every year people in BMW made some corrections of BMW e39.
Here you can buy manuals for BMW 5 Series (E39) Service Manual: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 – 2 Volume Set