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post #1 of 225 Old 29th March 2008, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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e39 M5 colors?

I'm new to the world of BMW. I'm looking to pick up a 01-03 M5 next spring. I having trouble picking a color though. How many colors did they come in & what are they called. This is what I new so far.

Silverstone
Carbon Black
?????
?????

Any pics you guys have of your beasts would help as well.

Thats for your info.
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From http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=18#colors:

Color and Upholstery Selections


Exterior Colors:
Alpine White III (300), Imola Red (405), Jet Black (668), Titanium Silver metallic (354), Avus Blue metallic* (276), Le Mans Blue metallic** (381), Anthracite metallic*** (397), Sterling Grey metallic**** (472), Silverstone metallic*** (425), Blue Water metallic**** (896), Royal Red metallic*** (390), Chiaretto Red metallic**** (894), Oxford Green metallic (324), Carbon Black metallic (416)
*thru 02/00
**from 03/00
***thru 08/01
****from 09/01

Interior Colors (Sport):
Anthracite M Alcantara/Black Nappa leather (except for U.S. models), Black Nappa Point leather/Black Nappa leather, Le Mans Blue Nappa Point leather/Black Nappa leather, Imola Red Nappa Point leather/Black Nappa Leather, Silverstone Nappa Point leather/Black Nappa leather

NOTE: All colors offered in a choice of Extended leather interior or Complete leather interior (discontinued from 09/00 in North America). Extended leather interior includes leather door pulls, door armrests, center console, center armrest and sun visors. Complete leather interior includes leather door pulls, door armrests, door panels, center console, center armrest, sun visors, dashboard, glovebox door, upper door trims and lower B-pillar, plus Alcantara (synthetic suede) on the A-pillar, upper B-pillar, C-pillar and rear parcel shelf. An Alcantara headliner was available as a no-cost option with the Extended leather interior (standard with Extended leather from 9/00 in North America) and included with the Complete leather interior.

Interior Colors (Exclusive/Luxury):
Black Nappa Heritage leather, Caramel Nappa Heritage leather, English Green Nappa Heritage leather (thru 08/00 for U.S. models)

NOTE: All colors offered in a choice of Extended leather interior (discontinued from 9/00 in North America) or Complete leather interior. Extended leather interior includes leather door pulls, door armrests, center console, center armrest and sun visors. Complete leather interior includes leather door pulls, door armrests, door panels, center console, center armrest, sun visors, dashboard, glovebox door, upper door trims and lower B-pillar, plus Alcantara (synthetic suede) on the A-pillar, upper B-pillar, C-pillar and rear parcel shelf. An Alcantara headliner was available as a no-cost option with the Extended leather interior and included with the Complete leather interior.

Interior Trims:
Aluminum (Sport interior only), Bruyere Club Wood (Sport interior or Exclusive/Luxury interior), Burl Walnut Wood (Exclusive/Luxury interior only)

PS: I believe standard colors where the same world wide. European models could have an "individual" color which offered some quite unique ones.

I included the interior combo's for completeness (to avoid the next question) but it is a little hard to follow. In short, US models had a luxury interior (black or caramel) with extra leather, or a sport interior (black with colored inserts and std aluminum trim). 2000 models did offer more interior choices.

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BTW, you will probably find Titanium Silver to be the most popular followed by Lemans Blue, Imola Red, Carbon Black, & Jet Black (not necessarily in that order). The remaining colors would be hard to find. Do a search (on any given color name) as there are tons of pics throughout the forum.

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Alpine White is sweet and you don't see many of them around. This site has tons of pictures and info....just search around. You'll learn a great deal from this forum.

'16 M3 Alpine White/Black
'03 M5 Carbon Black/Caramel - Sold
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AVUS BLUE


BLUEWATER


CARBON BLACK{if you look around the edges of the car you'll see how the whole car will look in REALLY REALLY BRIGHT SUNLIGHT}



TITANIUM SILVER


SILVERSTONE

ANTRACITE

STERLING GREY

LE MANS BLUE

ALPINE WHITE

JET BLACK

IMOLA RED

OXFORD GREEN

CHIARETTO RED

ROYAL RED



AND NOW FOR THE COLORS YOU CAN'T HAVE:

ESTROIL BLUE

SCARRAB PEARL

NACHBLAU


???

ELECTRIC RED...I THINK?


VELVET BLUE

MORA METALLIC


OK THIS IS ELECTRIC RED:


PHOENIX YELLOW[board member custom job not BMW individual although theres no reason BMW couldn't/didn't make it]

PETROL MICA


THIS IS SEPIA which was available for the e39 but the picture of the e39 i had in sepia i can't find{the color is pretty much the same only it might have been a bit lighter on the e39}


ORINICO GREEN


HELL ROT


OH and i just ran across the other thread about colors and thanks to FINNISHFAN here's the answer to that violet M5...
Porsche Weilchenblau


AND THERES MORE...ANYWAY WE DO HAVE A GALLERY YOU KNOW...

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So many. I like all but the pink/red. The silver and grey stand out to me. For some reason I like the Bright red and I normally don't like red cars. Thanks for the info.
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So many. I like all but the pink/red. The silver and grey stand out to me. For some reason I like the Bright red and I normally don't like red cars. Thanks for the info.

i didn't do it to help out[well not directly anyway] the title is pretty basic and if you where in fact looking for M5 colors that's what'd you type in "E39 M5 COLORS" so i figured this will keep someone else from putting up the exact same thread in the future...as far as the individual colors go unless you plan on importing a car from europe or asia, they aren't available in the states[i'm sure there's a couple in the country but i doubt they'll be up for sale any time soon]...all the REDs except IMOLA RED are individual making IMOLA the only one available [obviously CHIARETTO and ROYAL are reds, but not necessarily the same as IMOLA]...also some of those color where replaced by others...BLUEWATER was replaced by SILVERSTONE, ANTRACITE, was replaced by STERLING, AVUS was replaced by LE MANS, JET BLACK not neccessarily replaced, but you'll find more CARBON BLACK 01's+ than 00s[i've only seen euro models in carbon black that where 00s MYs...JET BLACK on the other hand is available in all MYs]

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...it should be very clear now, the best color is carbon black

I VOTE FOR SEPIA


oh and here's a pick of MARKQC's car, the rear end shows off the CARBON BLACK better...

edit: also it points out what i mentioned before, his car is a 99' MY[squared rear-view mirror] and is in CARBON BLACK


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