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Old 03-31-2003, 02:37 PM
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NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

Model Year 2004 5 Series "Official" Pics to be made available
to the press...
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Old 03-31-2003, 02:40 PM
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Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

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Model Year 2004 5 Series "Official" Pics to be made available
to the press...
I'm guessing alex will be the first to get them and post them.
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Old 03-31-2003, 02:42 PM
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Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

Other mighty important tidbits:

•The car will, as a matter of fact, be introduced to the
US market in October of this year...

•We dealers will be receiving our official ordering guides
by the end of May!

"The new 5 Series will again be the performance benchmark
for midsize performance sedans. Meaningful innovations will
deliver even greater driving pleasure; increased rear legroom
and trunk space will enhance its practical appeal for prospects".

To name just a few product highlights:

• Three engine choices: two inline-6-cylinder with 2.5L
and 3.0L, delivering 184- and 225-hp and the 4.4L
valvetronic V-8 known from the 745i/Li with 325hp

• 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmissions for all models

• Active steering and anti-roll stabilization and run flat
tires in the optional sport package

• Increased trunk space, improved rear leg room

• Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive light control

• and much more!

=======================================

Has this info been posted anywhere else yet????

Feel free to share....
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Old 03-31-2003, 02:54 PM
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The techinal merits sound very nice of course!

Dunno on the aesthetics but I'll hold judgment until I actually see a real pic of what it really looks like.

Then I'll bite my tongue until I see one in person!

Then I'll need to wait until year 2 or 3 as they work some of the bugs out. I should need a new car by then!

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Old 03-31-2003, 03:10 PM
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Re: Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

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I'm guessing alex will be the first to get them and post them.
Didn't he already do just that?
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Old 03-31-2003, 03:15 PM
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Re: Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

Quote:
Originally posted by Jon Shafer
Other mighty important tidbits:

•The car will, as a matter of fact, be introduced to the
US market in October of this year...

•We dealers will be receiving our official ordering guides
by the end of May!

"The new 5 Series will again be the performance benchmark
for midsize performance sedans. Meaningful innovations will
deliver even greater driving pleasure; increased rear legroom
and trunk space will enhance its practical appeal for prospects".

To name just a few product highlights:

• Three engine choices: two inline-6-cylinder with 2.5L
and 3.0L, delivering 184- and 225-hp and the 4.4L
valvetronic V-8 known from the 745i/Li with 325hp

• 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmissions for all models

• Active steering and anti-roll stabilization and run flat
tires in the optional sport package

• Increased trunk space, improved rear leg room

• Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive light control

• and much more!

=======================================

Has this info been posted anywhere else yet????

Feel free to share....
Yeah!! okay Jon, Kiss My A$$!! and April Fool's to you too!

beewang
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Old 03-31-2003, 03:30 PM
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Re: Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

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Originally posted by Jon Shafer


• Three engine choices: two inline-6-cylinder with 2.5L
and 3.0L, delivering 184- and 225-hp and the 4.4L
valvetronic V-8 known from the 745i/Li with 325hp

• 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmissions for all models

how about Touring editions...

545iT stick?
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Old 03-31-2003, 04:54 PM
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Re: Re: Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

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how about Touring editions...

545iT stick?

Touring hasn't been announced yet. This notice only applies to the sedan bodystyle...
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:33 PM
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We've seen these pics before, but these look crisper. From the UK kak site.





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530i 231 300 155 mph 6.9 sec 29.7 mpg
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http://car.kak.net/modules.php?op=mo...rder=0&thold=0
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:37 PM
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Bandwidth warning: Massive versions of the above pics. Perhaps, these are the official photos?

http://forums.roadfly.org/bmw/forums...=976256&page=1
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:48 PM
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Re: Re: Re: NewsFlash! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day - This is no joke (imp=hi)

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how about Touring editions...

545iT stick?
More like 545iTie stick What are you smokin bud
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Old 03-31-2003, 08:52 PM
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Old 03-31-2003, 08:57 PM
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Oooo... Active cruise control. I have to admit, I REALLY want that.
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Old 03-31-2003, 11:02 PM
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Like the E65, I think that after awhile, the E60 will grow on most people.

I like 90% of it; still having some trouble with those headlights!

I can't wait to see official Touring pics ... I would love a 540dT!
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Old 04-01-2003, 07:52 AM
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I just hope BMW redoes the front end, just like they are redoing the 7er. I was in buddies dealership and people were buying the new 7 leftr and right, the thing is FUGLY imo.
I have been a fan of BMW for 2 1/2 decades, sorry Quandts I am Audi LOL.
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Jon -- when it says "available" in october, does that mean orders can be taken well before, with delivery around Oct.? I ask b/c I'm planning an ED trip for Sept., and might be interested in a twofer if the 5 were available.
 

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