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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-05-2005, 06:25 PM
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black wagon sighted

saw a black e60 wagon today. wow. badass..boss..and all that good stuff. almost got sapphire black myself but couldnt bring myself to do it here in oregon with all the rain. i would need a full time detailer just to keep it looking nice!

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Old 11-05-2005, 06:51 PM
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My e46 325i was black sapphire metallic and it was beautiful....when it was clean. By the time I would get home from the dealer's free carwash every Saturday, I would have to take a California Duster to it. (FYI--e60=sedan, e61=wagon)
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:18 PM
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titanium grey

that is why i settled on titanium grey. much easier to maintain while still looking very sharp.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:08 PM
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that is why i settled on titanium grey. much easier to maintain while still looking very sharp.
I dunno...maybe marginally better but still seems to show dirt pretty darn quick. It is a dark color after all but certainly not black.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:06 PM
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I dunno...maybe marginally better but still seems to show dirt pretty darn quick. It is a dark color after all but certainly not black.
my last car (an audi) was good old silver. nothing hides dirt like silver. i agree with you the titanium grey shows the dirt pretty darn fast. i still like it though and NOTHING is a hard to keep looking great as black. although, i admit when it is clean and waxed. black is awesome. i have had 4 silver/grey variation cars in a row. monaco blue is nice but it looks like just as much work as black...i could see next time going back to titanium silver with black interior...an oldie but a goodie..interestingly mercedes silver is better looking tha bmws. i saw many e-class wagons and sedans in silver in europe and for some reason they really show well in that color..
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:25 AM
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My E39 wagon was Sterling Grey. Pretty easy to keep clean.

Current car is Saphire Black. I know the local touchless car wash operator on a first name baisis.

Saw a carbon black E61 a few weeks ago. Looked sweet in the showroom. My bet would be that it would be a bugger to keep looking sharp.
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saw a black e60 wagon today. wow. badass..boss..and all that good stuff. almost got sapphire black myself but couldnt bring myself to do it here in oregon with all the rain. i would need a full time detailer just to keep it looking nice!
I guess beauty is all in the eyes of the beholder...........
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WOW. I hate station wagons. That's probably the only wagon I would ever consider buying.

That wagon definitely isn't your typical grandmother's wagon.

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saw a black e60 wagon today. wow. badass..boss..and all that good stuff. almost got sapphire black myself but couldnt bring myself to do it here in oregon with all the rain. i would need a full time detailer just to keep it looking nice!
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