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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 04-19-2005, 09:25 PM
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Request: 2006 530i report

If you have driven one an have observations, I would love to hear them in advance of my June ED of same (with Sport and other options).
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:38 AM
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Well, I put 1200 miles on my ED 545i and the car is a dream on the road. The active steering is cool (long debates on this one!) and there is ZERO body roll with the active suspension watching things.

You are going to love it! I have a bit more power than you but I also have a 2001 530i so I can imagine the E60 with an I-6 and I think you'll be very happy.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:07 AM
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Thumbs up 2006 New Owner Report!!

I picked up my 2006 530i yesterday at Capital Cities BMW in Albany, it has 17 miles on it now. I was a good and compliant "break in" driver but several things stand out. The torque of the engine in the low revs is markedly better than 2005 - and the thing takes off like my old (2000) 540 in the 4500-7000 band. Ok oops perhaps I did drive the thing a bit aggressively... The steering mod is noticeably better than the previous 'tuning' of the steering assist. Not sure what else to say but I am very impressed and glad to have waited the extra month and frankly it was worth the higher money factor and extra $500 to get the '06 imho.
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:39 PM
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Please comment on the steering. Did you get AS in your new 530i, or just Servotronic. Also, did BMW finally start providing the sport steering wheel?

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I picked up my 2006 530i yesterday at Capital Cities BMW in Albany, it has 17 miles on it now. I was a good and compliant "break in" driver but several things stand out. The torque of the engine in the low revs is markedly better than 2005 - and the thing takes off like my old (2000) 540 in the 4500-7000 band. Ok oops perhaps I did drive the thing a bit aggressively... The steering mod is noticeably better than the previous 'tuning' of the steering assist. Not sure what else to say but I am very impressed and glad to have waited the extra month and frankly it was worth the higher money factor and extra $500 to get the '06 imho.
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:16 PM
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Thanks for the updates everyone...I look forward to hearing more as time goes on. It was great to see the Sirius GUI as this is on my list.
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:20 PM
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Another question

You know, looking at the photos in the link above the steering wheel is the M-Technick Sport wheel. I am wondering if this is a 2006 Sport Package change or if it is specific to the SMG transmission?
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Old 04-20-2005, 07:20 PM
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You know, looking at the photos in the link above the steering wheel is the M-Technick Sport wheel. I am wondering if this is a 2006 Sport Package change or if it is specific to the SMG transmission?

Do you get this steering wheel with the 2005 545i SMG???
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:19 AM
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The steering wheel shown is exclusive to the E60 SMG models. I have a '05 545i(SMG) and it has the same steering wheel.
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I drove the 2006 530 at Tischer BMW in Silver Spring. It was great!! I don't have alot to compare it to since I am just buying my first BMW when it gets here at the end of May. Andy Alexis, my salesman, called to tell me they had one at the dealership. I would have bought except it was Silver Gray. The one on order is Jet Black...

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