The 5 millionth 5-series ever (a Carbon Black Metallic 530d pictured below) to be produced rolled off the assembly line at the Dingolfing plant yesterday. And boy was she a beauty.
A little historical background on BMWs 5-series cars:
- the first generation 5-series (E12) started its life in 1972, based on the 1970 BMW Garmisch 2002ti concept. It debuted at the Geneva Motor Show that year.
- the E12s range of engines consisted of four and six cylinder engines, with a six cylinder 218 horsepower engine at the top range
- the E60s (current 5-series) range of engines consists of six and eight cylinder engines, with a ten cylinder 500 horsepower engine at the top range in the ///M5.
Needless to say, the 5-series has come along way from its 1st to the 5,000,000th … CONTINUED
Those of you astute enough to pick up some more shares of BMW AG during the recent stock market dip are looking good. News from the USA press site:
“BMW GROUP (WORLDWIDE): 2007 SALES REVENUE RISES TO RECORD LEVEL
Sales revenue up by 14.3% to euro 56,018 million+++
Sales volume set to reach new high level again in 2008+++
Munich. The BMW Group has achieved a new sales revenue record in 2007. Compared to the previous year, group revenues rose by 14.3% to euro 56,018 million (2006: euro 48,999 million). Revenues of the Automobiles segment went up by 12.7% to euro 53,818 million (2006: euro 47,767 million). The Motorcycles segment reported sales of euro 1,228 million (2006: euro 1,265 million /-2.9%), while the Financial Services segment increased its revenues by 25.8% to euro 13,940 … CONTINUED
Found the X6 I had seen at Micky Ds earlier in the wk.X6 looks pretty good in Black!!! Until the next X6 encounter. Might need to make a couple of post.Ive got alot of pics.Thanks. Palbay
I recently learned that some of the US 335i sedan production will be shifted to South Africa beginning in February. SA Model Code = 0880, Germany = 0842.
I called a dealer friend today when My Military guy told me BMW confirmed the
DCT today for June……………………………….
Call your stateside dealer and check please, I know we heard the Coupe first
but what I just read says otherwise. I cant scan it right now
Hope not but its not looking good.
Ok hold on to your mice! Fifth Gear pits the E92 M3 vs the C63 AMG. Let the flame wars begin
Well I finally managed to get copies of the photos from my magazine shoot back in October last year! Its only taken 3 months to get them! There were quite a few, but Ive taken my favourites from the various locations we shot, and uploaded them to this thread…. Hope you enjoy
These are all copyright of James Lipman Photography, so please do not reproduce them without contacting me or James @ jameslipman.com!
On the road…
Cornering the Ring…
Charging through the Adenau forest…
Step into my office…
Face of Evil
Most common sight on the roads…
The Money Shot
Enjoy some new M3 E93 videos courtesy of YouTube