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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 09-12-2006, 04:47 PM
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Well, that's what I told my wife anyway.

An opportunity came up to trade my 2004 E60 Sport for a 2006 E61 MSport and I went through with the deal. The Msport rides smoother than the E60 sport package (may be the different brand of RFT, suspension or both). In hindsight, the E60 was a great ride for 22 months.

Now that I have it, I love Carbon Black, especially in bright sunlight. Should not be any harder to keep clean compared to the Saphire Black on the E60.

Going in on Monday for the ipod interface kit to be installed.

Many thanks to Neill and Shef at Calgary BMW.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:48 PM
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:11 PM
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Gawd, I wish BMWUSA would allow us to get the E61 MSport. What a gorgeous ride!
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:16 PM
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Well, that's what I told my wife anyway.

An opportunity came up to trade my 2004 E60 Sport for a 2006 E61 MSport and I went through with the deal. The Msport rides smoother than the E60 sport package (may be the different brand of RFT, suspension or both). In hindsight, the E60 was a great ride for 22 months.

Now that I have it, I love Carbon Black, especially in bright sunlight. Should not be any harder to keep clean compared to the Saphire Black on the E60.

Going in on Monday for the ipod interface kit to be installed.

Many thanks to Neill and Shef at Calgary BMW.

Perfect car for a trip to Banff, ey!!!!
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:54 PM
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Carbon black is my favourite. How much extra you have to pay for the carbon black? btw, very nice ride.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:05 AM
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Carbon black is my favourite. How much extra you have to pay for the carbon black? btw, very nice ride.
Carbon Black is part of the Msport package in Canada. It is not available as an optional color.

And yes Mason, it will be nice for a trip to Banff but not this weekend though, forecast is for snow in the mountains over the next several of days.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:20 AM
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Sweet! Enjoy all the little cool things about the E61.
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:14 PM
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:51 AM
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AD - thanks again for your continued support!!

How noticeable is the valvetronic motor vs. your last car?

Is that photo taken somewhere near the Max Bell arena? Nice Calgary tourism ad...

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Old 09-14-2006, 05:57 AM
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Nice ride ademitt. It's a versatile car - even more so with M. Good looker in the black too.

You're in Calgary -- I just booked a week in Panorama. Have you been?
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:33 AM
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AD - thanks again for your continued support!!

How noticeable is the valvetronic motor vs. your last car?

Is that photo taken somewhere near the Max Bell arena? Nice Calgary tourism ad...
There is a marked difference in the smoothness in the motor. I found the engine in the E60 to have more torque in the mid range but it could be the extra weight I'm feeling.

Picture taken from the ridge at Parkhill

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Nice ride ademitt. It's a versatile car - even more so with M. Good looker in the black too.

You're in Calgary -- I just booked a week in Panorama. Have you been?
Yes indeed about at 3 hour drive from Calgary depending on weather and roads. When are you here, skiing or golfing?
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:04 AM
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Wow, very nice.

I'm not a fan of the Bangle generation of BMWs but I may have to revise my opinion.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:13 AM
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Nice ride ademitt. It's a versatile car - even more so with M. Good looker in the black too.

You're in Calgary -- I just booked a week in Panorama. Have you been?
Have fun in Panorama. Its great up there. May be snow happening right now as the weather here has been crappy for the past two days.
Grey Wolf is a beautiful golf course there as well.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:33 AM
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Yes indeed about at 3 hour drive from Calgary depending on weather and roads. When are you here, skiing or golfing?

I'll be there Feb 24 thru March 3. Boarding. I've been to Whistler - I hear the snow is a little lighter in Panorama.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:42 PM
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Head to Lake Louise and Banff......
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:43 PM
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Nice ride Ademitt I just saw it in person at Calgary BMW. You were walking around the showroom and I was chatting with Neill.
This weather SUCKS
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:51 PM
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Nice ride Ademitt I just saw it in person at Calgary BMW. You were walking around the showroom and I was chatting with Neill.
This weather SUCKS
Sorry I missed you!!!

Yes, this weather is terrible especially since the summer was dry and warm. I am not looking forward to the wet snow on Friday.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:05 PM
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Me either.....supposed to be in our mens closing golf tourney this weekend. Might need my fur lined golf gloves
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:10 PM
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:46 PM
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I'll be there Feb 24 thru March 3. Boarding. I've been to Whistler - I hear the snow is a little lighter in Panorama.
The powder is in general far lighter and drier - they call it "champagne" powder. Whistler gets the majority of the press, but being on the coast it definitely can be wetter powder....

The apres-ski life is better in the village in Whistler for sure - albeit commercialized and expensive.

Driving or flying?

If you don't mind a bit of driving, I would recommend Lake Louise, Kicking Horse (Golden), and Sunshine (Banff), probably in that order. The scenery at Louise is unparallelled. All of these hills are max 2 hr drive from Invermere.

And if you are near Field at lunch or suppertime, stop in at the Truffle Pigs Bistro in Field. The meals there are amazing

And next season, book your week at Fernie!! You can ski there and the Big Mountain in Montana at Whitefish.....

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Old 09-15-2006, 08:21 AM
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Nice to meet you in person Neill. Thanks for the view of the 335i, beauty.
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