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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 11-24-2015, 09:00 AM
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E39 change to e60

Hi guys, i have a 2002 e39 525i , the car is vey good. Would you suggest me to chabge to e60?

And why?
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:50 PM
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I for one and many ex E39 owners liked the E39 better than E60, after three years now in my E60 I'd still would get another E39 instead IF I could find a decent one here in my neck of the woods .....

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Old 11-24-2015, 09:22 PM
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E39 change to e60

I still have my E39. Very different cars. The E60 is so much more advanced technology wise it's hard to believe they were successive generations. The e39 feels like a classic now. The E60 is a much smoother and quieter ride - great for long trips, while the E39 is more sporty. The e39 was widely regarded as the best sports sedan ever when it came out. Whenever I get in the E39 I remember how solid they are. The thing is built like a brick **** house. The doors feel twice as heavy as the e60. There doesn't seem to be a bit of play anywhere in the interior. Just solid all around - except for the plastic radiator! The E60 is built well too, but it's not on the level of the e39. I don't regret buying an e60. It's a great car. Much more power from the N52 and many more nice touches compared to the e39. But it's definitely softer than the e39. Drive one to see if you like it.

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Old 11-24-2015, 10:48 PM
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Thanks. I live the e39 so much. It is easy to drive, control with so much fun. I did try e60, but seems they are not as good contril as e39.
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I too owned an E39. Was about to take it to 200,000 miles when a tree fell on it, totaling it.

As with anything, age will start to takes it's toll. If you still like your '02, I'd say keep it as long as you can. I lamented losing my '07 528i, but I've moved on and never looked back.
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I wouldn't, I just picked up another 540i/6 and I plan on taking it to 400,000 miles
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