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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:27 AM
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Found this one last week and not sure if someone else has already mentioned it, but there's a sensor to let you know if the gas cap is left off or not tightened all the way. Filled up and I apparently failed to tighten my cap until it clicked, began to drive off, car tells me to tighted the gas cap. Surprise! lol
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:45 AM
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Do you have BMW apps? You might need the combox update.
I don't have BMW apps... But I sure want them! Guess I've gotta call the dealership
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:02 PM
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after 1 month i found SOS button on the top
what the hell is this ??
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:34 AM
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after 1 month i found SOS button on the top
what the hell is this ??
If you push it you will have an army behind you.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:17 AM
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lol, there's nothing fast about a 530i.
Since you want to comment like that
Why don't you just list what you like about your car. Lol that is the purpose of this post. Lmao


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Old 04-23-2013, 05:54 AM
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If you push it you will have an army behind you.
LMAO. But seriously? I'm too scared to push it!! :P.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:04 AM
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LMAO. But seriously? I'm too scared to push it!! :P.
Ha!
Reminds me of the first time I decided to push it long time ago.
The wife was like "just do it".
I'm like okay what the heck...
So I push it and it opens up only to find the bright amber button, "what the hell?"
So of course we were back to square one, and it took another week to summon enough courage to push the real button.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:23 AM
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LMAO. But seriously? I'm too scared to push it!! :P.
Lol, it just calls BMW if you have the BMW assist service or whatever it's called. I thought the same thing when I first saw it! haha
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:46 AM
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Ha!
Reminds me of the first time I decided to push it long time ago.
The wife was like "just do it".
I'm like okay what the heck...
So I push it and it opens up only to find the bright amber button, "what the hell?"
So of course we were back to square one, and it took another week to summon enough courage to push the real button.
LMAO! Classic!!

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Lol, it just calls BMW if you have the BMW assist service or whatever it's called. I thought the same thing when I first saw it! haha
Damn... I liked the idea of an army. On my side of course
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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The chime for the front and rear parking sensors are different. You can tell if the obstacle is front or back without looking at the screen.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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Recently I have noticed quite a few surprised faces of other drivers. In my area there are a TON of 525s, 528s, and 530s, not many 545/550's so when they try to pull on me from a light they get quite a shock when they get left behind. The day I bought my car a Toyota Highlander tried to pull on me from a light (I was in the left lane and he apparently needed to make a left at the next light, but he was in the center lane) his eyes got pretty big when he couldn't approach me. Some of the funnier ones are the big trucks that think since they have V8's they can take you easily, ignorant of the fact that - yes, BMWs have V8s too.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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Recently I have noticed quite a few surprised faces of other drivers. In my area there are a TON of 525s, 528s, and 530s, not many 545/550's so when they try to pull on me from a light they get quite a shock when they get left behind. The day I bought my car a Toyota Highlander tried to pull on me from a light (I was in the left lane and he apparently needed to make a left at the next light, but he was in the center lane) his eyes got pretty big when he couldn't approach me. Some of the funnier ones are the big trucks that think since they have V8's they can take you easily, ignorant of the fact that - yes, BMWs have V8s too.
LMAO!!! So true... Folks try to overtake me while going to work, and I just play with them for a while til I get bored.lol On the highway, I've had v6 Camaro's and GTI's try me. Of all the vehicles...GTI's!!!!lmbo
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:34 AM
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LMAO!!! So true... Folks try to overtake me while going to work, and I just play with them for a while til I get bored.lol On the highway, I've had v6 Camaro's and GTI's try me. Of all the vehicles...GTI's!!!!lmbo
My boy has a 2013 535xi and he thought because he has a brand new twin turbo car he can beat me. He got the jump but i caught up and then walked away from him. He was like i need to chip my car now
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:44 AM
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My boy has a 2013 535xi and he thought because he has a brand new twin turbo car he can beat me. He got the jump but i caught up and then walked away from him. He was like i need to chip my car now
LMAO, yep, that will happen. A modded 535 can easily take a 550, but a stock one? Not even close, we have almost 70 more HP and gobs more torque
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:49 AM
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My boy has a 2013 535xi and he thought because he has a brand new twin turbo car he can beat me. He got the jump but i caught up and then walked away from him. He was like i need to chip my car now
Also, if he thinks his 535 is TT, remind him its a twin scroll turbo.lol
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 AM
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LMAO!!! So true... Folks try to overtake me while going to work, and I just play with them for a while til I get bored.lol On the highway, I've had v6 Camaro's and GTI's try me. Of all the vehicles...GTI's!!!!lmbo
Before I got my bimmer GTI's were just another car on the road... but LMFAO they mustn't like us because wow they like to think they stand a chance.

But in saying that, the GTI's are P platers(not a full license) choice of car here in melbourne, australia. so they are all young and when they see that I am a P Plater too in a bimmer I guess that's why they want to test me.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:08 PM
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Just got an '06 530xi wagon. At great risk to my man-card, i did read the manual, and discovered most of the features listed here. My favorites so far are

RH mirror aims at the ground when in reverse, if the mirror select switch is on the left hand mirror position. If you don't want it to aim at the ground, flip the selctor to the right mirror

SHMBO likes that the center console has a ventilation option, so make up doesn't have to melt. Little slide-up door in the front of the cubby

That I could get a wagon, for her of course, and still have a BMW to drive....although that idea is under attack, since she's getting mighty possesive of 'her' car now.

Major disappointment that the cupholders specifically prohibit the use of wine glasses, as was pointed out before. Since champagne flutes are not prohibited, all may not yet be lost....TBD

The adaptive cruise not only backs off if someone pulls into your lane ahead of you, but that you can vary the 'safe distance' it adjusts to with the dial on the cruise switch. In the display, there is the 'railroad track' emblem, two side bars indicating the side of the road, and then horizontal bars. The more horizontal bars shown, the greater the distance it will keep.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:22 PM
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Finally found the temp gauge on 04 530i, it is right around the perimeter of the tachometer, you will see like five horizontal lines when car is cold, as it gets warm you will see less lines
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
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so who is the HERO who pushed the rear SOS button ?
I am still scary to push even the first one !!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:51 PM
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Recently I have noticed quite a few surprised faces of other drivers. In my area there are a TON of 525s, 528s, and 530s, not many 545/550's so when they try to pull on me from a light they get quite a shock when they get left behind. The day I bought my car a Toyota Highlander tried to pull on me from a light (I was in the left lane and he apparently needed to make a left at the next light, but he was in the center lane) his eyes got pretty big when he couldn't approach me. Some of the funnier ones are the big trucks that think since they have V8's they can take you easily, ignorant of the fact that - yes, BMWs have V8s too.
With this car i am doing same things too
Every time from a light i switch to SD , push my favorite Sport button and switch DSC Off
Now try to catch me MF ah ...
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:03 AM
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With this car i am doing same things too
Every time from a light i switch to SD , push my favorite Sport button and switch DSC Off
Now try to catch me MF ah ...
Sometimes I do this too!!lol


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Old 04-24-2013, 05:39 AM
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Recently I have noticed quite a few surprised faces of other drivers. In my area there are a TON of 525s, 528s, and 530s, not many 545/550's so when they try to pull on me from a light they get quite a shock when they get left behind. The day I bought my car a Toyota Highlander tried to pull on me from a light (I was in the left lane and he apparently needed to make a left at the next light, but he was in the center lane) his eyes got pretty big when he couldn't approach me. Some of the funnier ones are the big trucks that think since they have V8's they can take you easily, ignorant of the fact that - yes, BMWs have V8s too.
I'm waiting for the Mustangs around my parts to try me. It's fun surprising them with the take-off and watching them scream by pissed off once I slow down to the speed limit.lol Then I drive by the cops at normal speed as the mustangs just blew by them. "I don't know what THAT was about officer."
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:33 AM
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I'm waiting for the Mustangs around my parts to try me. It's fun surprising them with the take-off and watching them scream by pissed off once I slow down to the speed limit.lol Then I drive by the cops at normal speed as the mustangs just blew by them. "I don't know what THAT was about officer."
^^ Done this myself, fun as heck.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:34 AM
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With this car i am doing same things too
Every time from a light i switch to SD , push my favorite Sport button and switch DSC Off
Now try to catch me MF ah ...
LOL, yup, you gotta show em sometimes. And "sport" + "DSC off" = FUN!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:21 PM
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Also, if he thinks his 535 is TT, remind him its a twin scroll turbo.lol
Not true...the E60 535 is indeed twin turbo.
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