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      01-30-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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#5,000,000 BMW 5-series rolls off assembly line

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 BMW's 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 E12's range of engines consisted of four and six cylinder engines, with a six cylinder 218 horsepower engine at the top range
- the E60's (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 unit.



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      01-30-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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      01-30-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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      01-30-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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The paint is similar to my old civic's nighthawk black. Congrats to BMW.
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      01-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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      01-30-2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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Just posted this on E46fanatics, beautiful. Congrads BMW!
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That's really a black exterior? That looks elite...almost like a lighter shade of monaco blue.
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5million cars? And thats just at BMW...The amount of time and money required to build those is mind boggling...
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i'd like to see it with the 5,000,000th customer. i wonder if they get some kind of perk for hitting the magic number. or you think BMW is going to keep it?

a bit unrelated, i remember steve jobs announcing 100,000,000th iPod sold. i also wondered whether or not apple got to keep it in a glass case somewhere or if they actually shipped it out and the customer doesn't even know about it.
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      01-30-2008, 11:30 PM   #13
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wondering the same thing, maybe BMW's gonna keep it?

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i'd like to see it with the 5,000,000th customer. i wonder if they get some kind of perk for hitting the magic number. or you think BMW is going to keep it?

a bit unrelated, i remember steve jobs announcing 100,000,000th iPod sold. i also wondered whether or not apple got to keep it in a glass case somewhere or if they actually shipped it out and the customer doesn't even know about it.
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nighthawk black is so far away from carbon black.
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      01-31-2008, 01:59 AM   #16
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i wonder what's my number..sounds cool to have 5 million siblings(not, now i feel like a camry)
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Incredible! Great work BMW, as always!

The car looks stuning, I would just lick it all if it was mine
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Wow nice job BMW.
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wow that color is awesome. im sure they are gonna sell it
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I dont think thats carbon black. I have never seen carbon black even look like that. I look at every color all day when I am at work so I am positive its not. The color has to be Deep Sea Blue Metallic which is a new color this year for the 5's. It looks exactly like it and nothing like carbon black.
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I love the 5 series platform. Such a great combination of sport, luxury, and every day use. Nice work BMW !!!
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