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Old 01-09-2004, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone tell what the e39 designation means
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its a vehicle option code for a 528/540 bmw, M
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Old 01-09-2004, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wait a minute I have 2003 530i. I assumed it was an e39. Aren't all 530's e39
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nope that an E60
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is from our FAQ section on the board

E39
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1997-current
520i, 523i, 535tds, 528i, 530d, 535i, 540i, M5

E60
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2003-
All new 5 series sedan

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...showtopic=2861

above is the link to that information.

you see a manufacturer changes production codes on a vehicle when they change body styles/chassis/ or major chassis components that alter the way the car performs from its predicessor.

this is a pic of a E39


this is a pic of an E60


i hope this has answeared all of your questions. any more feel free to ask.
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm still confused
The picture you showed a 2004 as being a e60
You then listed evrery model 5 except the 530 as being a and e39 My car is a 2003 not a 2004. It looks the the first picture monus the black tim.
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compare the front ends dude..
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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what about them. If my 2003 is an e60 which i still don'y get than is it the first year fo rthat designatin
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yes its the first year
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Thaaanks for tryig to explain this to me but it's still not clear.
First is I do a google search for bmw e60 all hits are fo rthe new 04 body stlye, There is no reference to a 03 e60
Also these number musthave a meaning which was my original question
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I'm trying to come up with a clever vanity tag for my car, I thought that my 03 530i was the last e39, but you say it's the first e60

LAST-E39

1st-E60
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do a yahoo search for 2003 E60
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http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...showtopic=2861 << click it
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2003 is the last year of E39. 2004 begins the E60. The 2004 models have been out a few months in the US.
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Thaaanks for tryig to explain this to me but it's still not clear.
First is I do a google search for bmw e60 all hits are fo rthe new 04 body stlye, There is no reference to a 03 e60
Also these number musthave a meaning which was my original question
Sorry to be a pita
I'm trying to come up with a clever vanity tag for my car, I thought that my 03 530i was the last e39, but you say it's the first e60

LAST-E39

1st-E60
Yes, your 2003 is the last year of E39. And a great year it was
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