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its a vehicle option code for a 528/540 bmw, M
 

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nope that an E60
 

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this is from our FAQ section on the board

E39
5
1997-current
520i, 523i, 535tds, 528i, 530d, 535i, 540i, M5

E60
5
2003-
All new 5 series sedan

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/index.php?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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Discussion Starter #6
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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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
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
 

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do a yahoo search for 2003 E60
 

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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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Originally posted by mark1459@Jan 9 2004, 11:45 PM
CBA
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 :thumbs
 

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I agree which u soonerE39..well up to 2003 at least...they really have done it now with the E60 looking like a mini 7...I guess it hasnt grown on us yet just like da 7... Maybe by the time the M5 comes out, we'll have different opinions..specially with 500hp V10.... :gulp
 

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I saw a E60 (2004) 530i today at my kids school. I'm beginning to get used to them but I don't know if I will ever like the styling as well as the E class Benz.
I am also concerned about reports from E60 owners about poor handling charicteristics in windy situations.
 

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So who is right sooner Cba say and his link says that a 2003 530i is an E60. You say the new body style is the start of the e60 designation. I agree it is a great car. I actually traded a 2000 740il because it felt to big. The 530i with sport package is just such fun to drive, I had an 83 633csi and 5 handles much better.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/e_code.shtml
 

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