BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle recently took questions from United BMW gathered from Bimmerpost members. On video, he addresses BMW Performance plans for limited slip differential, lease residualization program, new electronic performance steering wheel, M3 performance parts, and N54/N55 performance power kits. Check out the interview inside.
The BMWUSA website is showing that the $1900 navigation option will be included free on F10 5-series orders for the month of May! This is basically a $2k discount on all 5-series, so anyone considering ordering in the next few months should consider moving up your order dates to take advantage of this offer.
Hamann has extended its catalogue of upgrades for the 5-Series by including the touring. Granted, the front pieces are all a direct swap from the Sedan counterpart, but new sideskirts and rear addons should make those touring owners who want a new body kit happy.
BMW fans bemoaned BMW’s seeming abandonment of “The Ultimate Driving Machine” slogan (although it was never formally abandoned or done away with) in favor of the recent “JOY” campaign. But, The Ultimate Driving Machine is back! In this new BMW ad featuring an F10 5-series and a refueling plane, The Ultimate Driving Machine slogan is indeed used. The message may be a bit more green than in prior times, but the commercial nevertheless evokes a sense of the performance image on which BMW … CONTINUED
3DDesign has officially released their highly anticipated F10 / F11 M-Sport Aero Kit, for M-sport package equipped F10s. The aero kit includes a full host of cosmetic parts, including a Front Lip Spoiler (frp), Front Lip Under Splitters (cf), Roof Spoiler (frp), Trunk Spoiler (frp), Dual / Quad Exhaust Rear Diffuser (cf), and Single-side Exhaust Rear Diffuser (cf).
Fifth Gear’s Vicki Henderson takes the 535d M-sport against the Jaguar XF Diesel S onto the track for a hotlap showdown at the Assen circuit. Both cars are powered by 6 cylinder turbo diesel engines.
The 535d motor is good for 300hp and 440 pound-feet of torque, which covers 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds while achieving 46.3mpg. The Jaguar XF Diesel S has 275hp under the hood with its 3.0L AJV6D Generation III diesel turbo with 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and an MPG of 42mpg. Winner? Results … CONTINUED
BMW’s head of German Sales, Karsten Engel and Dingolfing Plant Manager Wolfgang Stadler today announced production of the 8th Million BMW produced at the plant and destined for the Piepenbrock Group. The vehicle was accepted in a ceremony by Olaf Piepenbrock to expand his own fleet of over 100 BMWs.
BMW Dingolfing currently produces about 1,400 units per day, which accounts for about two-thirds of the global BMW 5-Series production capacity. The 5-Series has a long tradition tied to the Dingolfing plant, which was the site of … CONTINUED
ARKYM has released their F10 M-Sport AeroSport Package featuring cosmetic components for the factory F10 M-sport kit, including carbon fiber front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser, and carbon fiber trunk spoiler.
The F10′s interior design Olive Heilmer and exterior designer Jacek Fröhlich explain their inspirations and philosophies behind their designs for the hot selling F10 5-series. As the video explains in more details, the F10′s interior drew inspiration from fine vintage watches and the exterior goes after a strong and muscular impression, drawing from BMW’s motorsport heritage and Munich’s surrounding mountains.
Using a mix of factory and custom parts, along with some ingenuity, 5POST member andreastrones has put this together this beautifully modified F10 530d. Check out his equally impressive photos inside.
In the run-up to the international automobile trade show Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW Brilliance Automotive presents the concept of a premium-segment plug-in hybrid sedan. In collaboration with its joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. BMW Group has thus taken the next step of the way towards creating the new energy vehicle for China. The prototype is based on the long wheelbase version of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, developed exclusively for the Chinese automobile market and produced at the Shenyang site. It is the … CONTINUED
Count me as one of the people who strongly believes that the F10 5-Series comes out of the box with a beautifully sculpted look. The M-Sport and new M5 of course take that sculpted look to the next level.
Now, i’m not against body kits by any stretch, but in my opinion, this new concept from Prior Design takes things in the wrong direction. Their designs rests on the use of the E90/E92 M3 center grill design grafted onto the F10 5-Series bumper with a row of … CONTINUED
Wald International has announced its F10 5-series package, dubbed the F10 Black Bison Edition. As is apparent in the photos, the package gets a cosmetic aero kit which includes a replacement front bumper with aggressive lines and air inlets, and LED DRL, and modified sideskirts. The stock bumper has been replaced by an aggressively styled full replacement rear bumper which surrounds the Porsche-style quad tip exhaust, as well as adding another lower brake light. Bespoke wheels, a unique trunk spoiler and roof spoiler finish off … CONTINUED
Motortrend sets forth their argument for why they believe that BMW’s best 6-cylinder motor currently is the F10 535d’s N57 turbo diesel. As they put it: Part urban assault weapon, part trans-continental cruiser, the 535d is the best of the new 5-series models I
Full extended black panel display dash, one of the most anticipated features of the F10/F11 5-series, has finally arrived beginning with March production 5-series (equipped with the 6WA option). This option has been available on the F07 GT model since it’s introduction, but did not make production F10/F11s so far, despite being listed in the marketing brochures.
Ex Stig Ben Collins has reviewed a an F10 535i M Sport as part of a executive saloon showdown. He rated the F10 535i 5 out of 5 stars in the performance category, calling the modern generation of BMWs very impressive. Check out the full review inside from the Stig!
Congrats to our F10 owners, you are driving one of the three finalist cars for the 2011 World Car of the Year Award (and potentially the eventual winner)!. The finalist group was just announced at the Geneva autoshow and the winner will be picked at this year’s New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
Well folks, we’re all done here at the 2011 Geneva auto show and hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we enjoyed sharing it with our community. Geneva is always an exciting show because of all shows, it’s arguably the largest in the world and always features an unrivaled number of exotics and tuning companies on display. Geneva is also traditionally one of the most important shows for BMW due to its proximity to BMW’s home market and prominence among the auto show circuit events.
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