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The doc is dated September 20th, by the M5 brand manager.... I typed it word to word from a fax I recieved...
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Title: Product Planning and Strategy Bulletin: 2001 Model Year M5.

Exterior updates:

The M5 receives similar freshening as the Series.
- Updated front illuminating rings around all 4 headlamps (same as 5 Series)
- rear taillight appearance (middle section of rear lens incorporates horizontal optics)
- PDC (option code 508) now includes front sensor as well as rear
- Chrome exterior trim (surrounding the windows) and the model inscription are no longer available as options, all M5's will include M5 rear badging


Interior Updates:
- Larger Navigation screen (6.5in. and 16X9 format), redesigned NAV buttons, cassette behind screen
- New 3 spoke M design steering wheel (thicker rim with redesigned multi function buttons)
- Instrument gages (speedometer, tachometer, etc.) are now gray with aluminum finish bezels
- Standard universal garage door opener
- Standard Alcantara Anthracite headliner. This is going to be the only headliner for the M5. The headliner, A pillars, C pillars, and rear parcel shelf will be covered with this suede-like material.
- New Max A/C added ( lowers temp to 60 degrees F, max fan speed)
- New solar sensor (senses direct sunlight with in interior and adjust climate control)
- Rear side impact airbags now incorporate rear HPS
- Rear cup holder have been deleted in favor of small storage compartment
- M Mobility system 2nd generation (lighter cord, nozzle incorporated in storage container)
- An alternate sound system, is offered for the MY2001, M audio system with enhanced bass. When ordered, this system incorporate the M5 DSP system but the front door midrange speakers are upgraded to coaxial (2 way) speakers, and existing subwoofers are replaced with 2 10" free air subwoofers (no enclosure) for a substantial increase in bass performance. Both front door midrange speakers and the 10" subwoofers utilize Kevlar cone material for better power handling.
- Continuation of M5 driving experience at BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg SC.

Other ordering updates:
1) The word "LUXURY" replaces "EXCLUSIVE" for the interior trip
2)The word "Standard" leather replaces "Extended" leather in the SPORT interior
3)Electric sunshade is still ONLY available in SPORT interior

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SPORT interior
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Standard leather Nappa Point
dashboard and upper trim similar to a 5401 interior
leather seats are textured two tone
Std. Aluminum interior trim
N/C Bruyere club wood trim
Std. Alcantra Anthracite headliner
Opt. Elec. rear sunshade/man side shades


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LUXURY interior
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All Leather Nappa Heritage
dashboard and upper door trim covered in synthetic material
leather on seats is ultra smooth. seats incorporate vertical stitching
Std. Bruyere Club wood TRIM
N/C Burl walnut Wood trip
Std. Alcantra Anthracite headliner
N/A electric rear sunshade, side manual shades
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Exterior/Interior colors:

Exterior: there have been no changes to the exterior color for the M5 at SOP 9/00
Interior: English green will no longer be offered in MY2001
 

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You forgot the part at the bottom of the bulletin that reads:

"For use only within the BMW organization."

Oh well.
 

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Exterior: there have been no changes to the exterior color for the M5 at SOP 9/00.

I dont get the SOP part.
 

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Thanks sooo much for the info.
 

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Not on my copy... must have gotten cut off the bottom after being faxed so many times...

as you said, oh well..


Originally posted by MJ:
You forgot the part at the bottom of the bulletin that reads:

"For use only within the BMW organization."

Oh well.
 

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Thanks. This post makes me feel great about my 2002.
 

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Wow, this is one of the oldest threads I've seen resurrected...

We need some zip.. who's got some cool racing videos?? What's going on with the SoCal boys?? ;)

Dave
 

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wilsodh said:
Wow, this is one of the oldest threads I've seen resurrected...

We need some zip.. who's got some cool racing videos?? What's going on with the SoCal boys?? ;)

Dave
Well, I'm still a new owner and I'm doing many searches. I'm in Nor Cal Dave.

What was the tachometer color before it was gray?
 

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wilsodh said:
Wow, this is one of the oldest threads I've seen resurrected...

We need some zip.. who's got some cool racing videos?? What's going on with the SoCal boys?? ;)

Dave
>>>

I was hoping someone would record/post various exhaust sounds (specifically those that no one has ever heard, like Sebring:rolleyes: ). I was thinking...find a decent spot, and do a WOT 1st to 2nd shift for example. Then, those who are thinking of a new exhaust could hear as many different possibilites as possible. I'm sure we must've had at least...8 different combos Saturday(?). Oh well...maybe next time.
 
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