Black Interior M5's sign in here.

Specific conversations and info for the BMW E28 M5 and M535i.
Minotaur
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Location: Marquette, MI

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Still hanging on to mine, fwiw!
CarNut68
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Joined: Apr 01, 2008 11:37 AM
Location: Southbury, CT

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LOL, I still have mine as well. I have thought about selling it...quite a bit actually...and then I go re-watch the Chris Harris video or read some threads on mye28 to get my mind right. At the end of the day, even though I don't drive it much, I still love the car, still have the space and don't really need the money so why sell and risk kicking myself later.
M5BB
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Location: Peachtree Corners, Georgia

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I have some new information.

I take my M5 to some shows throughout the year and recently attended the Hilton Head Concours in Hilton Head SC.
It's a fun show and just a cars and coffee deal on Saturday. Can't say they ask me to bring the M5 to the big show on Sunday. Maybe someday.

I ran into a gentleman there that I have met before but it was when I had my 3.0 CS at this same show.
He has one as well, one of the best I've ever seen.
We were talking and he told me he worked for BMWNA in the Mid Atlantic district for sales and marketing.
He remembered how the M5's were not selling well and it was near the end of the run.
He and some colleagues suggested to BMW that they make some cars with black interiors.
BMW agreed and that is how they came to be.
Here is what he wrote to me.

" At the end of the production run of the US E28 M5, in an effort to help sell the remaining inventory and committed incoming production, the Mid-Atlantic Region of BMWNA, in Reston/Sterling VA, suggested and got approved the availability of approximately 30 Black on Black M5’s. The majority, if not all of the vehicles, were sold to and through the dealers in the MA Region"

I told him I would not release his name as he is retired now.
Hope this settles some dust and speculation that has gone on for years.
Luckily RCBMW got me the 30 VINs so we know who has a legitimate car.

Sorry I'm not that active here, just working on putting my 3.0 CS back together after 3 years of work.

So Merry Christmas!
Gary
Joe_p
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Joined: Jun 11, 2019 10:15 AM
Location: Orange County CA

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Hey all, I bought the bb m5 from Branden raap so you can update that one. It resides in Aliso Viejo CA now
M5BB
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Joe_p wrote:Hey all, I bought the bb m5 from Branden raap so you can update that one. It resides in Aliso Viejo CA now
Congrats Joe.

To change it I need your full name please?
Tell us a little about the car and post a couple pictures.

Thanks,
Gary
M5BB
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Black Betty turned 180,000 today. Didn't catch it at zero.
Still a great car and so much fun to drive.
Showing some wear since her 2009 repaint but not afraid to take her on the road.
JJS21
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Joined: Oct 03, 2010 12:08 PM
Location: pittsburgh

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Anyone considering selling there 1 of 30 BB M5 please Pm me
Finn
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Joined: Dec 30, 2019 11:47 AM
Location: Hampshire

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Post by Finn »

I have a black leather interior in my e28 m5 vin WBSDC920401679042
I’m in the uk so mine is RHD
M5BB
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Finn wrote:I have a black leather interior in my e28 m5 vin WBSDC920401679042
I’m in the uk so mine is RHD

Hey Finn,

The 30 cars with black interior were only US cars. In Europe there were choices but here all the cars except the 30 had black exteriors and tan interiors.

Gary
S62ninja
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Joined: Aug 19, 2020 8:54 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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I've purchased WBSDC9309J2875231 from Gary Kent as of Sunday August 3rd, 2020.
M5BB
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S62ninja wrote: Sep 02, 2020 5:03 PM I've purchased WBSDC9309J2875231 from Gary Kent as of Sunday August 3rd, 2020.
And you are?
Name please and location. Just city and state.
Some photos would be extra special.
11/9/87 Production date.
Congrats.

Gary Beck,
Keeper of the black on black keys.
S62ninja
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Tim Chao - Montclair, CA
M5BB
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S62ninja wrote: Sep 04, 2020 12:57 AM Tim Chao - Montclair, CA
Thanks Tim,
Updated
Still like some photos.
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