The BMW M5 Cabrio that wasn’t meant to be |

Here’s an interesting one. We have a set of photos that picture a BMW M5 Convertible from 1989, which never made it into production. Why? No official info, but the Team Speed member that uploaded the photos said that the car was developed in 1989, even had a spot booked on the BMW stand at the Geneva Motor Show, but BMW decided to terminate the project only one week before the show. They’ve decided to do that because they thought a convertible M5 would probably start a demand for a regular 5 Series cabrio, which would affect the market for the 3 Series, which was their convertible at the time. To be honest, it’s a shame this car never made it into production, because it really looks great and, knowing the M5, it would have probably been really fun to drive.

More photos after the jump.

Photo Gallery: BMW M5 Convertible

Source: TeamSpeed Forums (Via BMWBlog)

Post tags : BMW, bmw-m5, cabrio, convertible