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The E60 five series will be a 2004 model
Roundel has it that the E60 will debut as a 2004 model at the Frankfurt Show in September 2003. I guess this would put it here in early 2004 similar to the 745i currently.
This brings up the question on when the next M5 will arrive at our shores and if history is any indication it would be as late as a 2007 model.
We've discussed this before, usually in the context of waiting for the next M5. Given this timetable I wouldn't wait for the next one, if there is one at all.
This is no surprise to me as I have always maintained the next model as an 04 only with an earlier 03 debut here, similar to the E39. I suppose that if an earlier delivery is needed BMW would do that.
This timing is also an indication of the success of the E39, a much improved car over the E34. If this timetable works out the E34 was a 6 model year car and the E39 would be 7 and a half consisdering the May 96 arrival.
Finally, we have a current fiver for an additional year contrary of some speculation on this board.
2006 Silver Gray Metallic over Black
The "Wolf in Sheeps Clothing" is back in the USA again
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1988 535is Salmon silver
1993 525iT Calypso red
1999 528iT Titanium silver
2000 M5 Titanium silver
2006 M5 Silvergray Metallic
2011 Toy Land Cruiser Classic Silver
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Last edited by Jim Dolan; 8th January 2002 at 02:36 AM.