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Well finally took to plunge last weekend and purchased myself a Silverstone blue e60 m5 ,had my e61 535d for 2 1/2 years now and the urge to have a high powered petrol car finally got the better of me, I still have the 61 , here she is for anyone no familiar with it received_936862413368682.jpeg.8823ace8a864dd802dc282e029ea11ad.jpeg

 

Onto the m5, The car is a 2006 japanese import with 72k on the clock, all the usual m5 stuff as well as double glazing, full stainless exhaust which sounds epic  m6 alloys , heated black leather , logic 7,  led rear lights  ect ect, picked it up Saturday direct from the import company, was purchased by the owner 2 years ago and only covered 3k in the time here, dropped it straight into my brothers body shop on Monday morning for a few cosmetic jobs, front bumper was badly stone chipped on the lower half so had that resprayed, headlights polished, base plates of the mirrors and the surrounds painted gloss black to match the e61 , car also had a few nasty car park dinks that my dent mate removed as well, collected it back Thursday night and serviced it at home this evening, oil, oil filter new air filters and pollen filters, car had history of regular oil changed but judging my the filters they were well over due

 

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First out was the pollen filters , well over due a change 

 

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next were the air filters, swapped out for some pipercross panel filters

 

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and the heart of the beast 

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Will update with some better photos over the holidays when the weather permits, not a lot planned for it really just keep it tidy, still needs a couple of jobs doing, has a electronic damper fault but have a replacement shock and module to go on , and Sat nav still thinks I'm in Japan lol

 

 

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8 hours ago, Yokozuna said:

Nice 8) 

been pondering over a V10 myself just not a M5 ;) 

why did you go for a jap import instead of a uk car? 

Cheaper? 

Better? 

 

I was looking at rs6 v10's too but the price of a set of discs alone put me right off, I got this for under 10k so a bargain really, granted it needs a few jobs so I'll get to learn about the car better by working on it , I'll put a full spec up in a minute for it, it does come with a good spec , it's costing me £385 to insure (£50 more than the 535d) and being an import its only £255 for 12months tax as apossed to £555 I think it should be , i didnt specifically go out looking for an import as there were no others out there when I was looking it's just this one came up at the right time 

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S261A Side airbags for rear passengers
S2MBA BMW alloy wheel, M double spoke 167
S302A Alarm system
S356A Climate comfort laminated glass
S403A Glass roof, electrical
S415A Sun-blind, rear
S423A Floor mats, velours
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430A Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A Smoker package
S442A Cup holder
S459A Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S473A Armrest front
S488A Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S502A Headlight cleaning system
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S522A Xenon Light
S524A Adaptive Headlights
S534A Automatic air conditioning
S540A Cruise control
S548A Kilometer-calibrated speedometer
S601A TV function
S609A Navigation system Professional
S610A Head-up display
S672A CD changer for 6 CDs
S677A HiFi System Professional DSP
S698A Area-Code 2 for DVD
S737A Interior mouldings, Alu Shadow, brushed
S754A M Rear spoiler
S775A Headlining anthracite
S776A Headliner in Alcantara anthracite
S818A Battery master switch
S992A Control of number-plate attachment
S9AAA Outer skin protection
 
that's the main options it's got, has to standard m5 spec as well, electronic damper control, flappy paddles, the roof lining is a nice touch, not seen one before,  it's got pre lci aftermarket led rear lights which I'm not sure if I'm a fan of yet, more pics in a bit when it gets a bit lighter out 

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1 hour ago, M88rt j said:

I was looking at rs6 v10's too but the price of a set of discs alone put me right off, I got this for under 10k so a bargain really, granted it needs a few jobs so I'll get to learn about the car better by working on it , I'll put a full spec up in a minute for it, it does come with a good spec , it's costing me £385 to insure (£50 more than the 535d) and being an import its only £255 for 12months tax as apossed to £555 I think it should be , i didnt specifically go out looking for an import as there were no others out there when I was looking it's just this one came up at the right time 

Funnily enough in February we were looking at the Rs6 v10 and like you was put right off with the general running costs! 

Thats a good price you paid there! :) 

and that sums this stupid country up really doesn’t it, with the tax I mean! Why does a car that’s been imported costs less to tax? 

Oh well like your arsed! :lol:

good find sir and I look forward to reading your project thread

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Nice find there, looks great too.

 

Good point about the cheaper VED which is obviously a bonus. My E39's a Jap as well and due to no emission data declared, is put into the basic 'over 1600cc' bracket. 

Edited by Loadmaster

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16 minutes ago, Loadmaster said:

 

 

Good point about the cheaper VED which is obviously a bonus. My E39's a Jap as well and due to no emission data declared, is put into the basic 'over 1600cc' bracket. 

Ahhhhhh I see say's the blind man! 

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28 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

I didn’t know why the tax was lower for a jap import, now I do! 

;) 

Not as big a saving for the 540 as opposed to an M5, but still 60 quid or so I think.

 

Edited by Loadmaster

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