I've owned a 525i, 528i, and just sold my 540i and purchased a 2002 M5 -- La Mans Blue with black interior. However, I must say I'm not sure I'm really digging this light blue exterior color. My 540i was Orient Blue and looked really sharp. This La Mans Blue looks kind of dull looking. I'm going to have it buffed and hopefully the color will become a bit more appealing and grow on me. (I'll post pictures this weekend)
Anyway, being new to the M5 I have a couple of questions...
1) The lower front bumper has two round, metal air ducts. From photos I've seen, these don't appear to be common to all M5's. Are they an aftermarket item? Or, added to the M5 during a certain production year?
2) Last night when I started the car, the angel eyes entertained me with sort of a flashing light show. Flashing from side to side a few times, then they both came on and stayed on. Is this normal, or a side effect from some electrical short? B)
3) The finish on my wheels is coming off exposing the black surface underneath. What's the best way correct this? Or, am I better off buying new wheels? I'd actually prefer a more sliver or polished wheel, rather than the stock, gun metal gray looking wheel. Can my existing wheels be professionally painted?