See inside for the the entire list of changes that will take place to most BMW models beginning in September 2010 when the 2011 model year begins for most models. This is a must read primer on ALL changes coming.
Hamann has completed its work on the 5-Series GT and involves an impressive list of exterior and dynamic changes.
Their kit includes first and foremost a lowering kit for the models 530d, 535i and 550i (including air suspension).
The product range also includes a front spoiler to be mounted on the standard front spoiler of the series, side skirts and a rear spoiler in a ""subtle" or "striking" design. Both provide reduced lift force at the rear axle and … CONTINUED
Here are a few excerpts from the article
We suppose its downright impossible to discuss the 550i GT without first mentioning its shape. In a word, awkward. To add one more word, really awkward. The front end happily employs BMWs latest design direction, with mega-nostrils dwarfing the Roundel and the newest version of their patented angel eyes.
BMW, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars, is consistently enlarging its wide range of all-wheel-drive models. Starting in June and, respectively, September 2010, all engine variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo will also be available … CONTINUED
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 12, 2010… The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has won the 2010 Ward’s Auto Interior of the Year award for Design Versatility. This unique automobile was designed to expand on the original gran turismo concept, which was a luxurious and sporty car for two with room for luggage. The 5 Series Gran Turismo offers luxury seating for four (or five) with plenty of room for luggage. For those times when larger items will be along for the ride, it offers maximum … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer has debuted their X1 and 5-series GT at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Details and photos inside.
We bring you the full 2011 BMW Model Year ordering guide (in PDF) for all 2011 models. This guide lists ALL start of production dates, available options, colors, packages, and related notes for every single BMW model for 2011.
Just a small public service annoucement. We’ve updated and added a few new wallpapers of the 5-Series for those of you interested in this car.
Overall, the 2011 BMW models are not significantly changed. The new models are the BMW 5-series and Alpina B7 along with LCI updates to the 3-series coupe and convertible. See inside for 2011 BMW models pricing and details.
We’ve added a few new videos to the official 5-Series GT thread. Enjoy!
Part 3 (last) of the 5-series GT feature series, showing how BMW conducts high speed and final testing, wrapping up a 5 year development period.
Must see Part 2 of the 5-series GT feature series, including some interesting insight into the prototype building, camouflage, and testing process.
5POST members are beginning to take delivery of their 5-series GTs, with a 550GT and a 530d GT reported just today. Congrats to the owners!
From sketch to reality is a long and certainly daunting process for any automaker. And one that is always a bit shrouded by mystery for the average enthusiast. With the 5er GT BMW decided to give everyone some insight into the working behind the scenes at BMW with these multipart videos on the process.
Even if you are not a fan of this car (believe me, it really grows on you ALOT) these videos are worth the watch just … CONTINUED
Oliver Heilmer, the designer of the F10 5-series interior discusses the design philosophy behind the best interior design and layout in a 5 series yet.
Fifth Gear reviews the 530d GT and has positive things to say, including that it handles better than some sports cars. See Vicki Butlers review inside.
Watch from 2:25 seconds in.
BMWNA has released the pricing for the 2010 BMW 550i GT. Base pricing starts at $63,900. Full pricing inside.
Hartge has now joined the fray. Hartge, which likes to be known not as a tuner but an auto manufacturer, because of their ability to re-craft cars from the inside out, have now apparently turned their attention to the newest BMW, the 550i, 535i and 530d GT.
Hartge has shod the 5er GT with 22" wheels coupled with a lowering kit (30mm). Small interior touches are also made available, but I expect in the future Hartge will tackle … CONTINUED