The M5 Convertible that never made it into production

BMW M5 | August 20th, 2008 by 16
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Have you folks ever seen a BMW M5 Convertible? I have to admit that I haven’t and even though I knew that BMW had some …

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Have you folks ever seen a BMW M5 Convertible? I have to admit that I haven’t and even though I knew that BMW had some plans, back in the E34 era, to build a convertible version of its popular M5 model, I never really saw a prototype of it.

The other day, our friends at TeamSpeed.com sent me an link to some photos of what the E34 M5 Convertible might have looked like in a production form.
An article published in a magazine stated that

In 1989, Motorsport engineers developed an M5 convertible, with two lengthened front doors and seating for four. It really did come very close to production – a price of 50,000 GBP was agreed, and space was even booked at the Geneva motor show. But one week before its intended debut, BMW ‘killed’ it, believing it would have led to a demand for non-M 5 Series convertibles, which might have dented drop-top 3 Series sales.”

The car looks pretty good even in the present times and it will definitely turn heads while rolling down the street. Also, take a look at that license plate. Do you see the ZS in there? The ZS stands for BMW Individual.

That’s it for now, I thought you guys might dig this article that focuses on the BMW history.

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