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Old 09-18-2005, 09:31 PM
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dash in Canadian M5

can anyone tell me if the dash in the Canadian M5 is the same as the US dash? I'm 6'5" and don't fit in the Cdn one so i was hoping it was the same dash as the US so i could buy it and do the dash conversion to free up space for the legs.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:42 PM
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can anyone tell me if the dash in the Canadian M5 is the same as the US dash? I'm 6'5" and don't fit in the Cdn one so i was hoping it was the same dash as the US so i could buy it and do the dash conversion to free up space for the legs.

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mike
I'm not certain, but the European dash has more leg room than the US dash. The US dash has extra padding to direct a body towards the airbags if the seat belts are not worn. Apparently, this was because of our litigation issues.

There are plenty of Canadian owners at m5board.com, so I would go there and ask.
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I would assume they are the same....I have a Canadian 2001 540M-Sport, and it is essentially the same as a US car, with the exception of the entire M-Sport package, which later became available in the US in 2003. All other parts and specs are the same as a USA car, except for the speedo reading in kph, which I had swapped out before I took it to US Customs for importation.

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