In Reply to: Re: Why is nobody buying RED M5's?? posted by Bill the M Car Nut on May 04, 2000 at 14:09:59:
: The Hennessey "Bright Red" M5 looks awesome; i would change my on order color to "Bright Red" (available for other 2000 5 series cars) in a heartbeat, but I have been told that only "Imola Red" and "Royal Red" are available.
that "bright red" Hennesey M5 is actually Imola (I rode in that car, I know the color).
FYI, any color that is used in the factory at Dingolfing (where the 5 and 7 and, from what people say, 3s are made) can be had on any BMW. Normally 7 and 5 colors are interchangable at no additional cost even if a color is not listed as available. For example, a few years ago Biarritz Blue was a 7 color but you could get it no cost on a 5. As far as the M5 goes, you might have to pay some to get a non M5 color. The bumpers and mirrors for the Z3 come from off site and colors that are not normal have to be specially painted. That is why if you see a Steel Grey M roadster or an Imola Red 2.3 or 2.8 it was specially ordered and an additional cost of about $1600 was added. I am not sure if all parts are painted in house at Dingolfing or not, if they are I would guess no additional charge. You really need to ask your dealer and if they say no straight out have them call BMW or find another dealer. The right dealer will check and put in the order if possible. I know cuz i ordered an Estoril Blue/Dark Gray M roadster that is not listed as available.
Hope this helps.