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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 04-25-2005, 07:29 AM
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E60 cup holders... what's the BIG deal?

Having driven an E39 for 6 years... forced to deal with those "POS" cup holders... I really don't see the issue for complaining about the E60 cupholders.

I've had my E60 for a week now... and I'm a regular at Starbucks, addict actually!

Last weekend my gf and I used the cupholders for both the Vente' and Grande' sized cups. I actually thought they were great. They were stable, but mostly didn't "block" any of the controls.

I think the lack of storage in the cabin of the E60 is more of an issue... if they had positioned the cup holders in a more traditional area... the storage would have been reduced even more.........
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:41 AM
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early e60 cupholders hold cups at an angle and they don't fit all the way down but they have been revised and are not having near as many problems.
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Can the new style cup holders be retrofitted to earlier E60s? May 2004 build.

I don't use the cup holders in my car because I'm afraid they will break off. . .
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Having driven an E39 for 6 years... forced to deal with those "POS" cup holders...
I guess it is nice that they redesigned them but IMHO the E39 "cupholders" were the best ever invented. They prevent people from bringing drinks in my car. (Yes I am fairly anal-retentive about my cars No I don't eat or drink in them )
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Having driven an E39 for 6 years... forced to deal with those "POS" cup holders... I really don't see the issue for complaining about the E60 cupholders.
I agree! The E39 cupholders were a joke.
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I guess it is nice that they redesigned them but IMHO the E39 "cupholders" were the best ever invented. They prevent people from bringing drinks in my car. (Yes I am fairly anal-retentive about my cars No I don't eat or drink in them )
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I wish the cupholders on my 00 528i were like the ones in my 99 chevrolet malibu, i mean in the front drivers seat, a cup holder on the left just pulls out, and holds any size drink firmly in place.
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Well, I guess it took lots of complaining about the E39 that BMW finally designed something (half-way, IMO) decent in the E60.

I understand that Europeans do not use cupholders or drink/eat in their cars too much or not as much as Americans do....
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