took delivery after 1 and 1/2 yr deposit december 18th of a jet black sportive blk/blk interior alcantera headlinder aluminum trim m5 6300miles and eating up a lot of oil but WHO cares ill keep it till around 35 40k sell it and get a new one whoo hoo just did DINAN upgrade and loving every tenth of mile i drive it!!
Haven't actually taken delivery yet, but had substantial deposit down since October '99. I got the call this week that it is being built and should be here mid May. Titanium silver, with silverstone sport interior. PDC, fold down seats, sunshades, and the alcantra headliner as well.
I'm an owner. Got "on the list" in September '99. Final selections 12'99. Took delivery in March.
Avus Blue metallic exterior
All Black all leather exlusive w/ bruyere blub wood trim interior.
~2400 trouble-free miles!
There definitely are a lot of cars out there. Through March 31 1,489 have been delivered to US customers. (worldwide it's a bigger number) Obviously whatever the total number of M5'ers there are this board, it will be a tiny fraction of the total.
a lot of people on this board are prospective M5 buyers and want to find out more about the car before they buy one. These messageboards are probably the most informative place to get information that the dealer won't tell you.. =)