Expect the first cars to be very limited in their colours.baldy_bonce said:Do you know what the colours are exterior/interior? Do you know if you can have two tone leather? There is very little information around at the moment.
Homer, didnt quite understand your quote above! Have you gone for a red car with black and red leather. How much is it to add coloured panels to seats?I agree with Ashoks guess for the coulours, but I've gone for Red with black leather and pricing red leather inserts to breakup the darkness. I wanted the black with red leather but didn't want full leather so I reversed it
Yes red car black leather but I've asked for prices on red door inserts and arms, guess the prices will be from the parts list rather than changing the build at the factory.baldy_bonce said:Homer, didnt quite understand your quote above! Have you gone for a red car with black and red leather. How much is it to add coloured panels to seats?
When compared to a 545 Sport the M5 looks good value to me. To spec the 545 to the same level as an M5 it will cost about 50K pounds which is only a difference of about 12K pounds which for the V10 engine, 7 speed SMG etc seems like reasonable value. My M5 I have specced is about 64K pounds as there is not a lot you need to add to the basic model in the UK.baldy_bonce said:If your spending nearly 70k I feel there should be a few more options available. It may have been said before but for that sort of money you would expect a bit more, apart from the engine and exhaust system and a few electrical gadgets there is not alot to differentiate it from say a 545i sport, (which on comparison of spec sheets gets anthracite roof lining included and for an M its not standard and costs you £995)
If I am wrong on anything I have written please let post to correct me.
Just interested what options these are?baldy_bonce said:Also has anyone compared the optional extras lists of 545i Sport and M5. If you do a comparison of items which are available to both vehicles the values for the M come to £4745 against £3855 for the 545i Sport. Im not saying I would want a 545i Sport but if the items are exactly the same why do they cost nearly £900 more. Its the same bodyshell and parts etc.
Hope I dont get anyones back up with this but comments are welcome.
Active Cruise Control will NOT be available on the M5 and extended Merino leather is standard on the M5.JohnH said:Here is a list from the latest brochure without prices!!
Active Cruise Control - New
Climate Comfort Glass
Extended Voice Control
Heated Rear Seats
HK HiFi Loudspeaker System - New
Logic 7 HiFi System
M Multifunction Sports Seats
Rooflining in Alcantara
Rear Window Sunblind (Electric)
Rear Window Sunblind + Manual Side blinds
Bluetooth Telephone preparation
Professional Telephone - New
Extened Merino Leather, perforated
Full Merino Leather
Sun Protection Glass
Universal remote Control
Windscreen with Green Shade Band
The one requirement for Active cruse was auto box, so I guess it could be reconfigured to work with the SMG box. One question is where would they put the fog lamp looking sensors? They said the fogs were removed to allow more air, so it would be silly to put something almost the same size there as an option.JohnH said:The Active Cruise Control was not in the original pricing but is in the BMW GB M5 brochure so not sure if they have now find a way of providing it on the M5 or whether its a mistake.