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Old 08-15-2003, 02:39 PM
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Still overpriced. Damn. That is not even ALL the options.
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Old 08-17-2003, 07:22 PM
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If 530I is $38k I would persuade my parents to consider it. $44k is just too much for a 3.0L mid-sized car, even it is a BMW.

By the way, what is TV? It has television?
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:36 AM
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The 5-Series is a sweet car, but BMW has a lot of nerve to make something like Leather seating a 1,500-dollar OPTION on a car that costs 45,000 dollars BASE.

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Shawn S
The 5-Series is a sweet car, but BMW has a lot of nerve to make something like Leather seating a 1,500-dollar OPTION on a car that costs 45,000 dollars BASE.

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Amen.
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Old 08-18-2003, 08:30 PM
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5-series wagon

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why the hell would u get the wagon?

Do people just try to look dorky?
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:05 PM
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Wagons are all the rage in Europe. It's like how SUV's are here. The new Merc E-class wagon looks pretty good though. . .
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:09 PM
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wagons can be useful, but the rear on that thing SUCKS!!!!!
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Originally posted by Red Nj-s


Do people just try to look dorky?
they are obviously useful to some people, or they wouldn't make them.

what are you 12 or something?
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:35 PM
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wagons can be useful, but the rear on that thing SUCKS!!!!!
It looks like it's covered up. I'm sure the production rear will look better.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:29 AM
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The 5-Series is a sweet car, but BMW has a lot of nerve to make something like Leather seating a 1,500-dollar OPTION on a car that costs 45,000 dollars BASE.

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I don't quite get that either.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:49 AM
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seriously, people should be able to get a 6cylinder luxury car with leather and some options for 45k these days.
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I need M5 pricing.

A guy can dream, can't he?
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:27 AM
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Spy Video: BMW M5



Here is some breaking news. Our exclusive footage proves that all three German premium makes, Mercedes, BMW and Audi, are currently preparing exciting hot saloons in the mid-class. What's more, they are all testing them at the very challenging north-loop of the German Nürburgring racing circuit - and at the same time!

The BMW M5 is expected to debut in Paris in October 2004 and the exterior of the will be characterized by huge 19-inch wheels, wider door-sills, chrome-less window frames and an additional air-intake behind the front wheel houses. The front will be dominated by a bigger airdam, strongly reminding of the M3's front, the rear end will feature a clustered skirt and two pairs of exhaust pipes. The new M5's heart will be a 5-litre V10 developing 510 HP... @Automedia

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http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/video_g...o.php?id=39252
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:36 AM
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thats a looootta horsies

EDIT: Damn, I didn't need an account for the RS4 clip, but I need one for this one, ghey.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:37 AM
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Nice find!!!
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:16 PM
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Looks awsome! did anybody notice how big the factory wheels were, seemed atleast 19's. Body kit looks good even blacked out. Cant wait to see one in person
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Old 08-23-2003, 07:30 AM
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solid.

anyone else notice the front and back rims are different. the back ones look bigger and better than the front.
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Old 08-23-2003, 07:56 AM
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awesome.

I better save some money for an M5 lease.
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Old 08-23-2003, 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by ItalianStallion
solid.

anyone else notice the front and back rims are different. the back ones look bigger and better than the front.
yah i noticed that

that looks hot and looks really low compared the the normal 5
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Old 08-23-2003, 05:30 PM
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that thing looks like it handles like ass. holy fuckin slow around that track batman!

i would say they were just driving slow but why brake into corners?
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Old 08-23-2003, 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by soopa
that thing looks like it handles like ass. holy fuckin slow around that track batman!

i would say they were just driving slow but why brake into corners?
maybe its the camera angle. if this thing has the rumored 510 hp v10 it should be by no means slow, and supposedly the handling on the new 5 is amazing so i dont know how it could be worse.
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Old 08-24-2003, 07:42 PM
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maybe its the camera angle. if this thing has the rumored 510 hp v10 it should be by no means slow, and supposedly the handling on the new 5 is amazing so i dont know how it could be worse.
i agree that thing is a BEAST! i would love to get my hands on one of those...just seemed like yest that the 00 m5 came out and now its gotten even better???!!?!?! oh man i would have believed it 2 years ago but BMW does it again!
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Old 08-30-2003, 12:17 PM
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thats a lot of info
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Old 09-03-2003, 05:37 PM
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BMW 5 Series: No SMG, No Navi, No HUD

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BMW 5 Series not "well taken"

Top Cat - Jaguar rejoice as UK car magazines rate S-Type as best drivers car, whilst stating the new BMW-5 is "Average" and the E-Class "Mediocre".

Insiders at BMW are initially quoting this as a disaster, indeed there are rumours that the Quandt family are singularly unimpressed with both designers and engineers for trying too hard to out-do Jaguar and Mercedes. The result? Lack of interest from customers. Where orders once went in sight-unseen, people are now waiting to see the car in person. BMW's board is stunned.

Meanwhile, Jaguar engineers at Browns Lane, Coventry, England are rejoicing as UK car magazines rate the new BMW-5 as "Average" and "no longer the ultimate driving machine" in recent road test reviews. Pitted against the 3-litre S-Type, 3.2-litre E-Class and a 3-litre 5-Series, the big cat came out on top as the best car,and most importantly, the best overall drivers car. The Bee Emm has been champion for a long time now and already it has a bloody nose from it's first fight!

According to reporters, BMW have made the new 5 "ponderous" and "strangely uninvolving" and some suggest that the variable rate steering is "not a success". Whilst inside the car, ergonomics are best described as "ill thought out". Those who have seen the car in British sunlight say that the BMW 7 looks better - and you know how lamented that has been!

In the UK, buyers are being offered cars within weeks of the launch, and some importers quicker than that - suggesting an apathy to the car from an early stage. I have it on quiet authority that those in the BMW board who are not completely arrogant are aware that the 5-series is the companies most important model range and were it to fail (ala 7-series), the unthinkable could happen. After all, it is rumoured that Daimler/Chrysler are still looking for acquisitions!
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I wonder what happened?

That's so nice of BMW to change orders to an auto tranny without consulting the new owners first
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HA!!! I'm glad the BMW arrogance is starting to be diminished! I personally think most of these new BMW designs both interior and exterior are terrible. Glad to see others agree
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Good maybe they'll get rid of that new designer. (I forgot his name)

BMW style has gone into the crapper.

Z4, ugly
1 series, eh....
5 series, Ugly
7 series, Ugly

6 series, niiiiice, but too $$.

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Old 09-03-2003, 06:23 PM
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BMW is going to be hurting...
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So what BMW is saying that those are not even going to be options. Big mistake
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So what BMW is saying that those are not even going to be options
It says their availability has been delayed until further notice. I am guessing they ran into some technical issues with these options or maybe part shortages. I am betting on technical bugs though
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The designer's name is Chris Bangle. He reminds me of my advisor in grad school - just full of s***.
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It is not a terrible looking car, just a terrible BMW. It would do well as a Toyota, reminds me alot of the Camry.

Which brings me to a question: what is so much better about a 5 series than an Accord or Camry. As far as I am concerned, not enough.
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It is not a terrible looking car, just a terrible BMW. It would do well as a Toyota, reminds me alot of the Camry.

Which brings me to a question: what is so much better about a 5 series than an Accord or Camry. As far as I am concerned, not enough.
Well I think its pretty well known how much ive voiced my dislike for bangle and the whole new bmw design. So...aesthics and ergonomics aside.

Having owned a 5 series, even an 85. Have you ever really truly driven one? Its fucking amazing. You feel so connected to the road, the car is so spirited, handles so pristinly. Its such an indivdual driving experience that youll only ever feel driving one. I got to drive my uncles 2000 5 series and my friend has a 2002 545 6spd. They feel just like my old 85 but so much more refined, so much more amazing.

Bimmers truly are the ultimate driving machine. Just right now they are the greatest looking ones.
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haters all jumpin on the bangle hatin bandwagon...

personally I think some of his designs are great...

TO POOP ON!!!

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I do like the new 6 and 3 though
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