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Educate me, oppo! Educate me, oppo!

Are they really only making 6000 Type-Rs for the US ever, or only in the 2018 MY? What I’m asking is, are there going to be 2019 Type-Rs or not? If so, all that dealer markup nonsense would be even more stupid than it already is.

Ballin' on a budget Ballin' on a budget

Can anyone identify the car?

Ce he sin bait Ce he sin bait

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Someone had the same idea! Someone had the same idea!

Went to get the new roundel and on the way, what do I see coming the other direction? RÜG E 60!!! A silver E60 msport. I desperately need to find that car, park next to it, take pictures, and maybe talk to the owner. Although being a BMW driver he’s probably a colossal.....

Guess the price! Guess the price!

Today, while doing a tad over 230 kph, the roundel decided to leave. I have no idea what I did to deserve this. I just changed the oil ahead of schedule on Monday. I was being a good boy. We had so little time together! We could have become besties, had beer together, shared secrets, but no instead it abandoned ship…

School me on NCs!!! School me on NCs!!!

Friend of mine is interested in a roadster. If he doesn’t change his mind by then, we’ll be looking at this on Saturday. Anything to know or watch out for?

I don't know what to think I don't know what to think

Sorry for the shitty pics in portrait mode, another member of the E60/61 FB group spotted this. Also, when you see it!

Cheers! Cheers!

Decided to reward myself with something fancy. What ‘s Oppo drinking tonight?

Some people around here might relate Some people around here might relate

Doesn’t necessarily have to be Bavarian, although they have a tendency to do that. Other makes can do the same to you. On an (almost) unrelated note: Co-worker who had an E92 which kept going into limp mode and couldn’t get fixed despite the parts cannon being fired at it for over a year, finally bought an X1 factory…

Sunday Nite Shots Sunday Nite Shots

Show us the best pics of your car, and maybe comment on what gear you used and/or how you edited them. We have some pretty savvy photographers around, so maybe we all can learn a thing or two.

Stereotype 0:1 Reality Stereotype 0:1 Reality

I hope that this picture gives those who like to perpuate the age old stereotype of BMW drivers being unable to park aneurisms.

Roadworks finished, road now open again, and I haz a sad! Roadworks finished, road now open again, and I haz a sad!

For the past couple months the main artery connecting the southern and the northern parts of my island has been cut by roadworks. This being tourist season, the official diversion was clogged, so I found another detour along very narrow and twisty b-roads, through little hamlets, and through tree-lined alleys. I loved…

How many can you identify?

I got 10/10 but that’s easy for me, as I’m old enough and European.

Again? Again?

Come on fate, noodle monster, Spongebob whoever is running this show, the joke is getting old.

How do you gauge your engine's health? How do you gauge your engine's health?

I have a very simple metric. Can it reach it’s listed top speed? Living in Germany makes that relatively easy. Find an empty, unrestricted and flat stretch of Autobahn and floor it, have a GPS based app on your phone running to get a better idea of what speed you are actually doing. If it can reach or do more than…

I have a Nissan Note for the day I have a Nissan Note for the day

Yes, Rustholes- there are worse things than a non ST or RS Focus. E61 is at the BMW dealership for some maintenance, and I picked the cheapest loaner program (Opel Rent) they had, a BMW would have cost more. Well, that’s my punishment for being a cheapskate.

Auto in N at red light? Auto in N at red light?

This is my first car with an auto box, so don’t laugh! Are there any benefits to putting it into neutral when sitting at a red light? We all do it in manual cars because of the extra strain on the clutch springs. Well, and holding the clutch down gets old after a while. But is there a reason to put a classic torque…

Braking makes the wheels dirty! Braking makes the wheels dirty!

After 930 kms on German Autobahns, the wheels were fucking grey. And, as I predicted, the double spokes are a PITA to clean. Might as well bring a toothbrush next time.

Day 4: Well, that didn't take long... Day 4: Well, that didn't take long...

I know you are all waiting for tales of how the car let down the owner. After all it’s a 9 year old E61, can’t take long right? But how about the other way round? Can you see it already?

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