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Just wanted to check... I just got my M5 and the dealer told me it was Le Mans Blue but I am not too sure. How can I tell if it is Le Mans or Avus? ??????

Love the colour anyway.
 

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Welcome to the board! Check the paint code tag which should be (IIRC) on one of the front shock towers. If not there, then it might be inside the drivers side door frame.
If it is 276 it is Avus, and if it is 381 it is LMB.
If you cant locate the tag, just search the owners gallery, and there are plenty of Avus and LMB cars to compare paint tones with.
Hope that helps!
:cheers:
 

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Hemm... can't seem to find that.

Wonder if anyone can run a check on this VIN

wbsde920x0bj10037

As much detail on the car as possible please :thumbsup:
 

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I was under the impression that Avus Blue was a '00 model year color only and that LeMans started in '01.

Travis
 

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Nice to see those meet pictures again Was :M5thumbs:
 

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M5Kid said:
I was under the impression that Avus Blue was a '00 model year color only and that LeMans started in '01.

Travis
You are right Travis - that is the case.... the car on the left - is an '00 model - just modified completely to 2001+ ...
 

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The color of the car is on the underside of the hood towards the passenger side. A black sticker roughly where the carbon filters are located with the name of the color of the car.

Here's mine...
 

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lakecitylemansm5 said:
We all know that Le Mans Blue is the far superior color! :biggrin:
I saw them side-by-side today in Palo Alto. The Avus was a bit lighter, the leMans a tad deeper, perhaps a hint of purple in it. IMHO, while they were noticeably different, neither was *better*.
 

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Thats funny...

My car is a March 1999 production and its LeMans Blue!
 

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hmm.. are you sure? whats it say on the build date plaque in teh engine bay?
 
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