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Jon Shafer
03-31-2003, 03:37 PM
Model Year 2004 5 Series "Official" Pics to be made available
to the press...

tgravo2
03-31-2003, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Jon Shafer
Model Year 2004 5 Series "Official" Pics to be made available
to the press...

I'm guessing alex will be the first to get them and post them. :D

Jon Shafer
03-31-2003, 03:42 PM
Other mighty important tidbits:

•The car will, as a matter of fact, be introduced to the
US market in October of this year...

•We dealers will be receiving our official ordering guides
by the end of May! :thumbup:

"The new 5 Series will again be the performance benchmark
for midsize performance sedans. Meaningful innovations will
deliver even greater driving pleasure; increased rear legroom
and trunk space will enhance its practical appeal for prospects".

To name just a few product highlights:

• Three engine choices: two inline-6-cylinder with 2.5L
and 3.0L, delivering 184- and 225-hp and the 4.4L
valvetronic V-8 known from the 745i/Li with 325hp

• 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmissions for all models

• Active steering and anti-roll stabilization and run flat
tires in the optional sport package

• Increased trunk space, improved rear leg room

• Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive light control

• and much more!

=======================================

Has this info been posted anywhere else yet????

Feel free to share....
;)

Εgent99
03-31-2003, 03:54 PM
The techinal merits sound very nice of course!

Dunno on the aesthetics but I'll hold judgment until I actually see a real pic of what it really looks like. :)

Then I'll bite my tongue until I see one in person! :D

Then I'll need to wait until year 2 or 3 as they work some of the bugs out. I should <i>need</i> a new car by then! :thumbup:

Chris

Plaz
03-31-2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by tgravo2
I'm guessing alex will be the first to get them and post them. :D

Didn't he already do just that?

beewang
03-31-2003, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by Jon Shafer
Other mighty important tidbits:

•The car will, as a matter of fact, be introduced to the
US market in October of this year...

•We dealers will be receiving our official ordering guides
by the end of May! :thumbup:

"The new 5 Series will again be the performance benchmark
for midsize performance sedans. Meaningful innovations will
deliver even greater driving pleasure; increased rear legroom
and trunk space will enhance its practical appeal for prospects".

To name just a few product highlights:

• Three engine choices: two inline-6-cylinder with 2.5L
and 3.0L, delivering 184- and 225-hp and the 4.4L
valvetronic V-8 known from the 745i/Li with 325hp

• 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmissions for all models

• Active steering and anti-roll stabilization and run flat
tires in the optional sport package

• Increased trunk space, improved rear leg room

• Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive light control

• and much more!

=======================================

Has this info been posted anywhere else yet????

Feel free to share....
;)

Yeah!! okay Jon, Kiss My A$$!! and April Fool's to you too!:p

beewang:bigpimp:

Mr. The Edge
03-31-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Jon Shafer


• Three engine choices: two inline-6-cylinder with 2.5L
and 3.0L, delivering 184- and 225-hp and the 4.4L
valvetronic V-8 known from the 745i/Li with 325hp

• 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmissions for all models

;)

how about Touring editions...

545iT stick? :bigpimp:

SARAFIL
03-31-2003, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by atyclb
how about Touring editions...

545iT stick? :bigpimp:


Touring hasn't been announced yet. This notice only applies to the sedan bodystyle... :rolleyes:

JPinTO
03-31-2003, 08:33 PM
We've seen these pics before, but these look crisper. From the UK kak site.

http://car.kak.net/bilder/bmw/bmw_5-series_2004-01s.jpg
http://car.kak.net/bilder/bmw/bmw_5-series_2004-02s.jpg


520i 170 210 143 mph 9.0 sec 31.4 mpg
530i 231 300 155 mph 6.9 sec 29.7 mpg
530d 218 500 152 mph 7.1 sec 40.9 mpg

http://car.kak.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=news&file=article&sid=864&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

JPinTO
03-31-2003, 08:37 PM
Bandwidth warning: Massive versions of the above pics. Perhaps, these are the official photos?

http://forums.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e46m3/forum.php?postid=976256&page=1

in_d_haus
03-31-2003, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by atyclb
how about Touring editions...

545iT stick? :bigpimp:

More like 545iTie stick What are you smokin bud :D

Pete Teoh
03-31-2003, 09:52 PM
:thumbup: :thumbup: If I had a third thumb, I'd give it 3 :thumbup:.

Me likes!

Nick325xiT 5spd
03-31-2003, 09:57 PM
Oooo... Active cruise control. I have to admit, I REALLY want that. :D

Patrick
04-01-2003, 12:02 AM
Like the E65, I think that after awhile, the E60 will grow on most people.

I like 90% of it; still having some trouble with those headlights! :eek:

I can't wait to see official Touring pics ... I would love a 540dT! :D

jzdinan540i
04-01-2003, 08:52 AM
I just hope BMW redoes the front end, just like they are redoing the 7er. I was in buddies dealership and people were buying the new 7 leftr and right, the thing is FUGLY imo.
I have been a fan of BMW for 2 1/2 decades, sorry Quandts I am Audi LOL.

Tanning machine
04-01-2003, 11:35 AM
Jon -- when it says "available" in october, does that mean orders can be taken well before, with delivery around Oct.? I ask b/c I'm planning an ED trip for Sept., and might be interested in a twofer if the 5 were available.