how can find out if a car is a real m5 I do have the vin.

Asked by Jan 08, 2012 at 07:07 PM about the BMW M5

Question type: General

looking to buy a car.

13 Answers

85

google a vin checker or a BMW parts site online and type in the vin

1,515

look at the engine for one.

25

there's about 9 different characteristics, like scott said, look at the engine, pending the year, that will tell it all.

85

It doesn't matter if the engine is correct if the whole car isn't check the vin.... then check other components. duuur

35

or go to the bmw dealership and they will scan the vin and lic plates and that will give all the information you need

4,595

The exhaust is a tell tale sign. Just look under the rear valance for two actual pipes. The body and interior trim will help too.

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155

Line up next to any other sedan and roast them. That oughtta do it.

30

Go to: www.realoem.com. Type in the last 7 of the VIN. Done.

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190

Look at the engine, if the engine for M5 then it is M5. You can check the vin but it will cost u few $ and if you do check the vin, first check if all the vins on the car match. There 17 digits and numbers and placed I believe on 5 or 6 majours parts of the car.

95

All BMW M-cars vin starts with WBS... All other BMW cars vin starts with WBA.

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125

also the driver door sticker will say M on it the engine is going to be the biggest thing along with the Sport/M button.

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1,515

What Kent Said. Mine starts with WBS and so do all other M Cars Try this: http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

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1,515

Check this out too: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1231273

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