Are BMW E39 reliable?
The 4 liter V8 engine is one of the most reliable engines that BMW has ever made. It is an amazing engine with many examples providing well over 300,000 miles without issue if it is well cared for. If you can find one, the 540i with the M-Wheel and Steering Wheel Package and 6-speed it a great car.
What does E39 mean for BMW?
The BMW E39 is the fourth generation of the BMW 5 Series range of executive cars, which was manufactured from 1995 to 2004. It was launched in the sedan body style, with the station wagon body style (marketed as “Touring”) introduced in 1996.
Is E39 good for drifting?
For someone looking for an all-purpose drift car and daily, the E39 offers a longer wheelbase which means skids are incredibly controllable. The downside is you need power to initiate the drift, but the E39 has no shortage of power.