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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-19-2015, 08:31 AM
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platinum interior trim

In August I purchased a 2003 525i from a private seller. 150k but incredibly clean.
My question is about the interior. The strip that would normally be wood in any other 5 series I have seen is platinum colored as well as the shift knob [5 speed manual] Was this a special model or an after market addition? :rolleyes
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:42 AM
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There's plenty of different interior trims that were available for the E39 as oem. There's some rarer individual trim options too of which some are highly sought after and sell for significant amounts if/when they come up for sale.

Recently, with the availability of good vinyl, lots of owners of these and any other car have wrapped their trims in all sorts of colours and finishes.

Yours might be oem trim or it might be a wrapped trim.

Cheers, Dennis!
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