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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 05-01-2014, 01:13 PM
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The Great Thread Of All E39 OEM Interior Trim Styles (Unofficial)

I thought the E39 section of trim types need some cleaning up to get rid of misconceptions and add in a few new pictures of trim that has yet been found outside of Realoem!

I've been working on refurbishing many E39 trim sets and along with that I have come across many interesting ones.

Some of the old threads have had mislabeled & double labeled sets, so I wanted let out all of what I've found.

Along with the thread I wanted to include Common name (if any), English name, and German name. Along with a link to RealOEM and short description.

If you spot any inconsistencies please let me know... I put a bit more emphasis on the more rare sets.

Credit to all those who have posted pictures from now to the past and Imola530isport for many pictures

Here we go:

1. Nutwood "Nussbaum"
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 540i Fine wood trim nutwood


2. Vavona "Vavona"
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 525i Fine wood trim, Vavona high-polished


3. High Polished Series
Comes in Black "Schwarz", Gray "Grau", and Beige "Sandbeige"
Notes:
1. Has a distinct flake in finish
2. High Polished Black is often referred to as "Piano Black"
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 525i Interior moldings high-polished





4. Cubic "Cubic"
Common Name: "Technical Graphite"
Notes: Consists of Gray, Black, and some flake with blue-ish tint.
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 528i PAINT.PLASTIC DECOR.COVER STRIPS (cubic)



5. Brushed Aluminum "Stahlgrau"
Notes: Real OEM brushed aluminum trim with clear coat on top.
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 528i BRUSHED ALUMINIUM DECORAT.COVER STRIPS




6. Bruyere Club "Bruyere Club"
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 M5 Fine wood trim Bruyere Club


7. Satin Finish Chrome Plated "MattChrom"
Common Name: Matt Chrome
Notes: It's more like a Matt Silver
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 540i Finishers/strips satin finish chrom.pltd



8. Titan "Titan Line"
Note: DO NOT CONFUSE WITH BRUSHED ALUMINUM... too many misconceptions.
Common name: Titan
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 M5 Finishers/strips Titan Line



9. Galvanized "Gittergalvanik"
Note: Looks like a silver wrap with squares in it. Strange IMO.
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 540i Interior moldings



10. Mussle Maple Burgundy "Muschelahorn"
Common Name: Maple Wood
Notes: Wood goes to true 100% black transition and near 3D effect.
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 540i Fine wood trim, mussle maple burgund



INDIVIDUAL LINE
It's a high class living in the individual line, and pictures are sometimes VERY hard to come by, so some are missing or non-E39.

All individual trim sets can be found on the same page:
RealOEM.com * BMW E39 M5 Individual fine wood trim

11. Black Birch "Birke Anthrazit"
Common name: E39 trim Awesome-ness


12. Blue Birch "Birke Blau"


13. Yellow Birch "Birke Gleb"



14. Arizona Sun "Arizona Sun"
Note: may be confused with yellow birch???
Note: Based on same wood cut of maple wood, just different stain.


15. Natural Poplar "Pappel Natur"


16. Olive "Oliv"


Comparison of Arizona Sun, Natual Pop, & Oliv


17. Plante
No E39 based pic


18. Eibe Club


19. Enlgishrot
Notes: Similar finish/stain as Maplewood, but no transition to Piano Black.


Special One-Off Leather Trim
Consists of OEM leather wrapped on trim. It is factory, but not listed in realoem.

20. Black Leather


21. Gray Leather


22. Blue Leather


23. Red Leather


24. Champagne Leather
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:40 PM
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When I look up my VIN, it just says "fine wood trim" which tells me jack.
this post tells me the right color
Vavona is what I have- at least the best I can tell
I love the brushed aluminum and the black leather.
I'm gonna have to hit salvage yards looking for new trim
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Ooooooh. Very nice.
An instant classic.

As self-nominated head librarian, I'll have to add it to the bestlinks.
I'm not sure of the correct keyword-rich sentence so folks can find it, but, for starters, how does this sound?

- The great thread of all BMW E39 OEM trim styles (1) & how to remove interior cockpit trim (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what do do about cracks in the wood panels (1) & cracks in the corner of the plastic vents (1) & painting trim (1) or vinyl trim (1)
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Another trim thread today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Brushed Aluminum interior trim wrap anyone?...
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> E39 (1997 - 2003) > BMW e39 M5 interior trim Avery Supreme Brushed Steel vinyl wrap Wu! Wraps seattle wa
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BMW e39 M5 interior trim Avery Supreme Brushed Steel vinyl wrap Wu! Wraps seattle wa

sup sup, another out of state job! this ones from Brooklyn, NY. BMW e39 M5 interior trim has seen better days for sure... chipping, peeling, scratches, etc... sanded, prep'd, and wrapped up wtih some Avery Supreme Brushed Steel. came out excellent! total job time was around 3hrs on this one. hope to get pics soon from owner! Wu! Wraps

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Great post. They're all beautiful in their way. I have the Vavona too.
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Found a set of Cubic to change out my Vavona interior!!
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