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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 11-02-2005, 01:21 PM
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Anyone track their E60?

I used to track my M3s and just because my growing boys and my need for a more family friendly car led me to the E60 it doesn’t mean I want to stop participating in BMWCCA driving schools. They’re a blast but other than a few M5s I’ve never seen the more pedestrian 5-series models at a driving school. I don't expect the E60 to be as much fun as a smaller 3-series car but it's still very difficult to explore the limits of a 5-series on public roads. What do you guys think?

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Old 11-02-2005, 01:39 PM
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I used to track my M3s and just because my growing boys and my need for a more family friendly car led me to the E60 it doesn’t mean I want to stop participating in BMWCCA driving schools. They’re a blast but other than a few M5s I’ve never seen the more pedestrian 5-series models at a driving school. I don't expect the E60 to be as much fun as a smaller 3-sereis car but it's still very difficult to explore the limits of a 5-series on public roads. What do you guys think?
I've tracked my E39 a couple times when I owned it. It should be a blast tracking the e60 and push it to its limits.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:12 PM
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If you do, be sure to list your full name and VIN so that the warranty people at BMW know.
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:51 PM
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If you do, be sure to list your full name and VIN so that the warranty people at BMW know.
The only warranty items that may come into play would be the brake pads and rotors (tires too but they're not warranty items). The suspension bits might as well if the car saw a steady diet of driving schools but I'm more interested in learning the car's capabilities in a safe environment than abusing it. The damn car was developed and tested on the Nurburgring after all so it seems like a waste to never explore what it can really do even if it is a 3,600lb sedan. But that's just my opinion...
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I used to track my M3s and just because my growing boys and my need for a more family friendly car led me to the E60 it doesn’t mean I want to stop participating in BMWCCA driving schools. They’re a blast but other than a few M5s I’ve never seen the more pedestrian 5-series models at a driving school. I don't expect the E60 to be as much fun as a smaller 3-series car but it's still very difficult to explore the limits of a 5-series on public roads. What do you guys think?
Seen a few E60s for quite some time now at the BMW CCA driving schools out here already. Go for it!
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If you do, be sure to list your full name and VIN so that the warranty people at BMW know.
BMW doesn't void warranties for participation in driving schools. No reason not to track an e39...I got a chance to ride in a 745 with an instructor and 2 other people on a track once...it was a blast. It's all about the driver!
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My understanding is BMW can void your entire warranty if the car is tracked. This has been discussesd at length in the Roundel. BMWs may be tested on the track, but they don't want to pay for the extra wear and caused by off-road use. Check your warranty booklet and you'll see.

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The only warranty items that may come into play would be the brake pads and rotors (tires too but they're not warranty items). The suspension bits might as well if the car saw a steady diet of driving schools but I'm more interested in learning the car's capabilities in a safe environment than abusing it. The damn car was developed and tested on the Nurburgring after all so it seems like a waste to never explore what it can really do even if it is a 3,600lb sedan. But that's just my opinion...
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