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glindsay
01-26-2006, 07:51 AM
I plan to attend Sunday, but has anyone been to the 2006 Washington Auto Show yet? What's in the BMW booth? Anything interesting?

http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/

Thanks,

Greg

DavidD.
01-26-2006, 10:15 AM
I went on Tuesday. The BMW booth has a blue M6, New M5, an imola red M roadster, Z4, 760Li, X3 sport with M package, X5 4.4 and lots of new 3's! The best booth in the show! But I'm a bit biased having 3 BMW's. It's well worth it just to see all the new M's!

jhm5
01-26-2006, 12:18 PM
Go first thing in the morning when the show opens... possibly less crowded.

It's the first show I've attended in the new convention center - much better than the old show - still not an "A" show like Detroit, LA, NY, Chicago - but worth a trip.

BMW on lower level. On the upper level, a Ford GT greets you at the entrance, quite a car.

At least on Wed morning, you could still open doors, hoods, trunks, check out the cars in some detail (except for the M6 on a turntable), but the crowd was building by lunch time.

At the old convention center, good cars, like bmws, were usually locked, largely negating the purpose of the car show... seems to me.

Psi5
01-27-2006, 09:19 PM
I plan to attend Sunday, but has anyone been to the 2006 Washington Auto Show yet? What's in the BMW booth? Anything interesting?


Went today. To judge by the crowds around the various displays, Mercedes (two CLS and a Maybach in addition to the new GL and R-class), Dodge (concept Challenger, Magnum, and variants), Ford (GT and Mustangs), BMW (see below), and Mini were hot. Everything GM (except Cadilac), Toyota, Kia/Suzuki/Isuzu, and Mitsubishi were not. And, as I expected but can never understand, lots of people looking at Hummers. :confused: (I know this is GM too)

The aforementioned Blue M6 is gorgeous. According to one of the sales people, it is BMW NAs and one of the few, if only, in the US already. They should arrive later this summer. The M5 (also BMW NA property)was, in my opnion, an ugly color but the V10 was there for all to see. Other highlights include a Ferrari 612 and two (!) Aston Martin DB9s. The DB9, IMHO, was the best looking car at the show.

David

pseto
01-30-2006, 10:53 AM
The aforementioned Blue M6 is gorgeous. According to one of the sales people, it is BMW NAs and one of the few, if only, in the US already. They should arrive later this summer. The M5 (also BMW NA property)was, in my opnion, an ugly color but the V10 was there for all to see. Other highlights include a Ferrari 612 and two (!) Aston Martin DB9s. The DB9, IMHO, was the best looking car at the show.

David
That M6 was absolutely the best car BMW had at the auto show. The M5 was nice too, but the color was terrible and I didn't like the light wood interior either.

glindsay
01-30-2006, 04:04 PM
There were a lot of people at the Show on Sunday afternoon. I did get a fairly clear shot of the M6.

Greg

SharkD
01-30-2006, 08:11 PM
Meh. Even though that V10 sounds wonderful, I'm still unenthused about the late-model Chrysler Sebring coupe-cum-Bangle styling. (That's not a Hofmeister kink so much as a couple of sharp folds.)

I like the color, though -- it's close to what I'm painting the SpecE30.