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True E39 M-Sport or not?

Hello All,

There is a 2003 E39 540 for sale near me and the ad says it's a M-Sport. However, it has no trunk lip spoiler, has type 32 (15-spoke) wheels, body-colored side rubbing strips and does not appear to sit any lower than a normal E39.

How can I definitively tell if it is an actual M-Sport and not simply a Sport?

Is there a VIN designation?

Thanks!
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2003 is the only year that there was an M-sport; so that's a good start. Take a look at the steering wheel; I don't think they would go that far by replacing just that piece to pass it off as a true example. Link below to what the wheel looks like. Best of luck!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_5_Series_(E39)#/media/File:BMW_e39_interieur_EuroSpec.jpg
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Thanks Dmitry,

I hope to see it in the flesh soon. From what I've read, the VIN seems to confirm that it's a legitimate M-Sport.
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