In Reply to: Siena Red color for 540iA? posted by Dave Schmidt on December 10, 1999 at 10:15:33:
If you like a dark red, go with the Royal Red. I had a Calypso 97 328 prior to the e39, and really liked the color. The Royal red is the closest to Calypso, and more red than orange when compared to the Sienna. Also, I think these reds look best with sand interior. However, since I was just getting out of a dark red car, I choose Cosmos Black for the 5 series (Sand interior). If you haven't seen Cosmos yet, it looks great. Almost a dark, dark grey color b/c of the metallic flecks in the paint. Try comparing the Cosmos next to a Jet Black car and you'll see the difference.
Good luck w/ whatever color you choose. Only you must do one thing - get the sports package! I have a 6spd, and it is very smooth, so don't let the 'firmer' suspension scare you off. And yes, you'll pay the guzzler tax, but the handling will be worth it.