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Melbourne Motor Show, starting 3rd March comfirm RHD m5 on stand. First cars to be built April, with delivery June/July. Speccing starts late Feb. Dealers trained early March when they are trained on new 3 series. First year stock long gone. Car will be AUD250K on road. Heavily specced as standard e.g. roof/metalic paint/hifi, etc. No wheel options, also some M5 specific colours to make life interesting. I am first on my dealers list, of what was 6 cars for this year, which has already been scaled back to 4, with dealer saying that they have interest for atleast 12 cars- so short supply appears to be it. Can't wait to spec mine up- will be like a kid in a candy store! Cheers
 

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Melbourne Motor Show, starting 3rd March comfirm RHD m5 on stand. First cars to be built April, with delivery June/July. Speccing starts late Feb. Dealers trained early March when they are trained on new 3 series. First year stock long gone. Car will be AUD250K on road. Heavily specced as standard e.g. roof/metalic paint/hifi, etc. No wheel options, also some M5 specific colours to make life interesting. I am first on my dealers list, of what was 6 cars for this year, which has already been scaled back to 4, with dealer saying that they have interest for atleast 12 cars- so short supply appears to be it. Can't wait to spec mine up- will be like a kid in a candy store! Cheers
Congratulations. I'll try to go down to Melbourne.

Ask them about the M Multifunction seats! It's causing big confusion!
 

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Can you tell me please when does it start, end and where it is ?


I am travelling to Melbourne on business from the UK and will be around - thanks in advance !!!
 

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Can you tell me please when does it start, end and where it is ?


I am travelling to Melbourne on business from the UK and will be around - thanks in advance !!!
http://www.motorshow.com.au/

At Melbourne Exhibition Centre, see details above. Right next to Crown Casino, so you can't miss it. Stay at Crown, and you can walk to the show to see the M5 everyday!!
 

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I hope to be down there for the Formula 1 and motor show. If I am, i'll certainly have my digital nikon in tow.

storageking, how did you find out the M5 was confirmed for MMS??
 

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I hope to be down there for the Formula 1 and motor show. If I am, i'll certainly have my digital nikon in tow.

storageking, how did you find out the M5 was confirmed for MMS??
I know the head of product planning at BMW Australia
They were hoping to have 2 m5's one for the and one for the clerk of the course at the GP (like last year they had a couple of 645's, with no silencers - sounded goo!) - however just one for the show - they will be driving it on the roads of Melbourne for a week b4 the show. BMW have promised me access to the car on the stand - they ought to, I have had mine on order for two years!

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If the New Beast is Definitly there, I'll make an effort to attend.

If the Appleman is in the country, I'll bring my clubs and give him a quick whipping at Royal Melbourne over 18, before I come home. hiha

If placing an order 2 years ago is all it takes for access, what about Owning one for the past 2 years? :haha:

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Car will be AUD250K on road. Heavily specced as standard e.g. roof/metalic paint/hifi, etc.
AUD250k = GBP104k

Eeeek! or rather, STREWTH!!! Well, I guess that's what the luxury car tax does for you.

And I thought my £80k B5 was expensive...
 

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AUD250k = GBP104k

Eeeek! or rather, STREWTH!!! Well, I guess that's what the luxury car tax does for you...
It's not that bad - many of the optional items in the UK are standard in Australia. eg:
- Extended Voice Control (only with Navigation system - Professional) £285
- Radio/audio - Hi-Fi Professional LOGIC7 system £520
- Roof lining in Alcantara (Anthracite) £995
- Seats/seat comfort - M multifunction seats with active seat backrest and width adjustment £1,245
- Sunblind, electric, for rear window £215
- Sunblinds, manual for rear side windows (includes rear electric screen sunblind) £320
- Telephone - Bluetooth Telephone preparation £520
- TV Function for digital and analogue programmes £710
- Upholstery - Full Merino leather £5,320
 

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sydl, that does sound well specced. Do you have any details of remaining optional equipment on Australian cars?
 

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sydl, that does sound well specced. Do you have any details of remaining optional equipment on Australian cars?
There's not much more - interior or exterior? Special wood trim, ventilated leather seats, laminated glass, through load and ski bag, integrated remote is about all I can remember.
 

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Thanks sydl. I'm going to the show on Monday 7th and looking forward to seeing the m5. I'm hoping to get a look inside as I have an order in with my Adelaide dealer.
 

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Thanks sydl. I'm going to the show on Monday 7th and looking forward to seeing the m5. I'm hoping to get a look inside as I have an order in with my Adelaide dealer.
Should be great. Sadly I can't go. I don't think much about the colours for the car. Exterior and Interior. They should have gone really bold and done some Lambo colours or Shadow Chrome!
 

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Please post pics Steve - thanks :byebye:
 

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Hi Guys,
A bit of info.

StorageKing... Mine is arriving end of May early June. Maybe your mate is going to do the pre-delivery test for a month or two on yours...? just to make sure everything is Ok.....
I've got till the end of the week to decide colour.... Siverstone or Bronze ?
with black leather and dark wood.
I received from BMW Aust, c/o Alto. all pre-info on the car.....

What colour combo's have you ordered ?

MIB, I need your help..... my e39 has suffered another problem.... I blew the diff... If possible do you still have your standard diff ? And no it wasnt a bang.. thing, i noticed a noise and vibration a while ago after BMW Tech (had Flat- they came and took it away- Damaged the rim and left the car on a poorly possitioned stand (on diff housing) for a week...) and it got worse. then, just lots of noise.... Prob shouldnt have drove it to the dealer ?
That about makes for a completely newish drive line in my car.....
 

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Hi Guys,
A bit of info.

StorageKing... Mine is arriving end of May early June. Maybe your mate is going to do the pre-delivery test for a month or two on yours...? just to make sure everything is Ok.....
I've got till the end of the week to decide colour.... Siverstone or Bronze ?
with black leather and dark wood.
I received from BMW Aust, c/o Alto. all pre-info on the car.....

What colour combo's have you ordered ?

MIB, I need your help..... my e39 has suffered another problem.... I blew the diff... If possible do you still have your standard diff ? And no it wasnt a bang.. thing, i noticed a noise and vibration a while ago after BMW Tech (had Flat- they came and took it away- Damaged the rim and left the car on a poorly possitioned stand (on diff housing) for a week...) and it got worse. then, just lots of noise.... Prob shouldnt have drove it to the dealer ?
That about makes for a completely newish drive line in my car.....
Hi,

The first round of builds for the oz market is April. 15 cars only.
Those cars will be delivered June, maybe July, but I doubt very much May - in fact how could you build the thing and freight it and deliver it April thru May? - I think thats stretching it. Are you going to the show?

Cheers,

Dave (storageking)
 

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The first round of builds for the oz market is April. 15 cars only.
Those cars will be delivered June, maybe July, but I doubt very much May - in fact how could you build the thing and freight it and deliver it April thru May? - I think thats stretching it. Are you going to the show?

Hi Dave,

I just spoke to them.... Strange how the build date went from March to April.
Or did the Demo's/PreProduction ... have a build date of March ? Ill ask Dean at Motor when their doing the test drive on them.
Im first on the cue at Alto (confirmed delivery from first shipment), I've gone with Silverstone....? still not sure on it. So Alto will get at least 1.... of the 5 allocated to NSW. Were did you order yours from ?
A few people have canx orders because they werent in the first shipment.
Poor allocation for build Aust spec cars...15 what is that ?.

Not sure if Im going down this week..... May head down next week?
 
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