BMW 5 Series (E60)

BMW 5 Series (E60)

BMW 5 Series - Fifth Generation

BMW 5 Series - Fifth Generation


The fifth generation of the BMW 5 Series executive cars consists of the BMW E60 (sedan version) and BMW E61 (wagon version, marketed as 'Touring'). The E60/E61 generation was produced by BMW from 2003 to 2010 and is often collectively referred to as the E60.

Development and Launch

The development programme for the E60 began in 1997, concluding in 2002. The lead designer was Boyke Boyer. The final design, developed by Davide Arcangeli under BMW Design Director Chris Bangle, was approved in 2000 and German design patents filed on 16 April 2002.





Available transmissions are:

  • 6-speed ZF S6-37 manual (2004–2010)
  • 6-speed Getrag 217 -- GS6-17BG / GS6-17DG manual (2004–2010)

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