indeed, there was no M5 in 1999. however most were probably manufactured in '99. I know that my car (which is a 2000 model) was manufactured in late 1999.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Torque @ May 9 2005, 09:07 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>Welcome to the biggest sausagefest on Earth... you can run from us now, but sooner or later -- we will hump you.