This is a real dilemma for me. I got on a waiting list for a production slot in March, My dealer is handling about one M5 per month and we figure that I'll get a production start about March '01. I'm number 7 as of about a month ago, so this seems to be holding true. What it does is give me plenty of time to decide what color I want.
I've pretty much decided on the Caramel interior. Most BMW's that I see are silver or black. Two of my friends have 5 series' that are dark blue and dark green metalic, and they look good. I won't be getting white or Imola red. I'd really like to see a Royal red. If it isn't too loud, that may be the color. I saw the post with pictures on this color recently, but I'd really like to scope one out personally before I make my choice. In the time that I've been aware of the M5's existence, I haven't seen one single one of any color on the road. My dealer serves the wealthy seacoast area of NH, where he says that, based on routine mileage-based service, people must not be driving them much. Just the usual "Cow Hampshire" MO I guess.