It is my understanding that Le Mans blue is a new color for the 2001 M5. It is only available on the M series and was not offered last year. It has a slight red tint to it. I saw a color sample of it at the dealership this morning. The 2000 M5 came as Avis blue, which is a softer blue.
Now that I have really confused you with this red tint in a blue color, it is a really interesting color. I may opt for it when my 2001 goes into production sometime next year.
2000 M5 carbon black
sportive cracked interior