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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 05-16-2006, 06:09 PM
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Finally, it is the BMW turn

Well, I finally did it and got the 550i and I am loving it. I always loved the car but won't do it because of the rear drive and finally did it. I am planning on putting snow tires on the 17 inch wheels that came on the car and keep them that way afterward. Now, I want to get 19 or 20 inch wheels. Any thought or advice or recomendation? I did not get the sport package just in case you are wondering.
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:01 PM
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Well, I finally did it and got the 550i and I am loving it. I always loved the car but won't do it because of the rear drive and finally did it. I am planning on putting snow tires on the 17 inch wheels that came on the car and keep them that way afterward. Now, I want to get 19 or 20 inch wheels. Any thought or advice or recomendation? I did not get the sport package just in case you are wondering.
I just got a 2006 too, what kind of deal did you get?
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:16 PM
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I actually had a very nice deal: sticker 63700 selling 58500. I know I am going to enjoy this car very much this summer.
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2006 BMW 550i Saphire Black/Auburn Navagation, Cold Weather, SAT, Premium Audio Logic 7, M Aero Kit, 20" Axis Penta wheels (sold).
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:52 PM
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:52 PM
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If you want nice rims I would get the style 89 ones from BMW, imho they look amazing!
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:03 PM
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I actually had a very nice deal: sticker 63700 selling 58500. I know I am going to enjoy this car very much this summer.
congrats very nice deal too. i negotiated a good deal, will post after I pick up the car next week.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:03 PM
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Is that the drive out price, i just ordered a 530i for 60,000 drive out with basically all the options.

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Old 05-17-2006, 05:09 AM
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Its week 2 with my 07 550i and I cannot believe that I was a Lexus guy from 93-06. Luckily I am still in my early 30s, so can look forward to many years as a BMW guy. Honestly, this car is so much fun to drive. I had several posts (before my car came in) about the bimmer's interior being inferior to the Lexus; I have to say, I love this car inside and out. I miss the touch screen nav on my GS slilghtly , but nothing is wrong with the iDrive....and the way the 550i handles and feeld on the road is 100 times better than any Lexus I had.
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:27 PM
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houbmw, the drive out price was 62410.

I had both A4 and A6 as well as E430 and I can truely say that I love the interior on the 550i and the car IMHO is leagues ahead of them. The only thing that would compete with if is my 03 C4S but that is a different animal all together.
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2006 BMW 550i Saphire Black/Auburn Navagation, Cold Weather, SAT, Premium Audio Logic 7, M Aero Kit, 20" Axis Penta wheels (sold).
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:22 AM
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Congratulations! I've reaallly enjoyed the past two years in my 545. I wish I had the extra 40 horses that you do. Do you have steptronic or SMG? Did you ever get a chance to test drive SMG?
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:45 PM
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I have the steptronic and never drove the SMG. I did drive the 6 speed with the sport package and that was incredible except they won't budge much on price. It also was grey and I really like the color combination that I got. I was driving back from NY yesterday and I really let it run, reached 110MPH and the thing was flawless and just wanted more and more. I do think I need better tires and wheels than the 17 inch that I currently have, I felt a bit of floating sensation at that speed. Hence, my question.
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2006 BMW 550i Saphire Black/Auburn Navagation, Cold Weather, SAT, Premium Audio Logic 7, M Aero Kit, 20" Axis Penta wheels (sold).
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:22 PM
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Right....I totally blew by your original question.

I didn't get the sport package on my 545 (so I had 17" wheels too). I changed out my wheels for 19" AC Schnitzer II's - and they were a significant improvement. On CA interstates the normal drive speed is 75-80 MPH, so I like the stability.

Plus, the larger wheels look a lot better. 17" wheels on a 545 kinda look a bit too small.

Here's a thread about wheels on the E60. You can see a few pix of my wheels about mid way down.
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:00 PM
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Its week 2 with my 07 550i and I cannot believe that I was a Lexus guy from 93-06. Luckily I am still in my early 30s, so can look forward to many years as a BMW guy. Honestly, this car is so much fun to drive. I had several posts (before my car came in) about the bimmer's interior being inferior to the Lexus; I have to say, I love this car inside and out. I miss the touch screen nav on my GS slilghtly , but nothing is wrong with the iDrive....and the way the 550i handles and feeld on the road is 100 times better than any Lexus I had.
Yep, I was a BMW guy and switched to Lexus back in late 2002 (just to try something different). Unfortunately I leased my GS430 and therefore was stuck with it for THREE YEARS (39 months to be exact). Hated it and I made sure everyone knew about it. When it came time for a new car, my staff came in to my office and closed the door and proceeded to tell me that if I bought anything BUT a BMW they would all quit as they were sick and tired of hearing me bitch about my car.
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:51 PM
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I am thinking of this wheel, what do you think?
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2006 BMW 550i Saphire Black/Auburn Navagation, Cold Weather, SAT, Premium Audio Logic 7, M Aero Kit, 20" Axis Penta wheels (sold).
2006 BMW Z4 M Conv. Saphire Black/Black Nav, Heated Seats, Premium Package(sold)

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