After its public unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, the Alpina B5 has now been officially released with a press release and a few wallpapers to accompany the amateur photos taken at the show.
The official U.S. F10 5-series brochure / catalog is now available in electronic format. It features great info on the 5-series design and technologies and lists all standard and optional equipment, as well as some eye candy photos. See inside to download.
A lucky customer attending Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend had a chance to test drive the F10 B5 Bi-Turbo around a track. Check out the walkaround and some of the furious acceleration from this 500+hp / 700tq monster F10. You can actually hear the rear passenger exclaim in delight during acceleration.
BMW cockpits have always looked great in the dark with its amber lighting, and that continues with the F10 5-series. Seen here is the ambient lighting option (standard in U.S. spec F10) in action. Looks like the F10 provides a great looking environment for both driver and passengers.
Autocar has had an opportunity to test drive the just unveiled F10 Alpina B5 and comes away calling it Jaw-droppingly fast
The German Red Cross recently introduced its F10 525d for “Emergency Doctors.” We are not sure if this car is a one-off for promotional purposes only, or if the F10 5-series will actually be put into widespread duty for the German Red Cross. If the latter, we are jealous of German Red Cross doctors!
From Homepage: We bring you the first official photos of the F10 5-series sedan M-sport aero kit! Shown in these photos is the F10 5-series with front M sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options – the 18" double spoke 350M wheels or the 19" double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes. The M-sport package may be ordered with seven exterior colors (in Europe), so we expect that there will be additional colors not currently … CONTINUED
5POST member Lacster’s 535i has received a proper professional photoshoot, courtesy of resident photo guru Jzhang. This is the most modified F10 we have witnessed so far and the tasteful modifications combine for a more aggressive, yet classy F10. Modifications include lowering springs, blackout grills, CF trunk lid spoiler, aftermarket wheels, painted reflectors and vinyl trim, and tint. Check out the photos inside!
As many of you know, and has Alpina has teased last week, the new B5 is to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week (July 1-4), and here are the first photos of the car from the ground! We hope to see more pictures of the car in its full wallpaper glory, but for now enjoy
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We bring you the first official photos of the F10 5-series sedan M-sport aero kit! Shown in these photos is the F10 5-series with front M sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options – the 18″ double spoke 350M wheels or the 19″ double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes finish. The M-sport package may be ordered with seven exterior colors (in Europe), so we expect that there will be additional colors not currently available on the F10.
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5POST member HossNY provides a 1500 mile report update on his 535i, from performance, to comfort/convenience, to safety and looks. Check out the thoughts and impressions from an actual 5-series owner inside.
We generally frown upon street racing, but once in a while even we can’t help but be impressed by a certain video. This one features a stock F10 550i easily taking a modified Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from a dig. SRT8′s are no slouches, especially in acceleration, so this speaks volumes for the 550i V8 4.4L Twin Turbo engine.
We knew it wouldn’t take long for 5POST members to begin customizing their F10 5-series… and so it begins! Here are teaser shots of Lacster’s F10 with new wheels, lowering springs, grills, painted reflectors and vinyl trim. A proper photoshoot will take place Saturday, so stay tuned for more photos of this great looking F10.
One of the largest aftermarket suspension manufacturers in the world, Eibach, has developed a new set of suspension offerings for the new F10 BMW 5-Series.
Those familiar with Eibach will not be surprised to hear that they have developed a set of Pro-Kit springs and Pro-Spacer wheel spacers. This is a great start for 5-series enthusiasts looking to lower their cars for a sportier look and to simultaneously improve handling and dynamics of the car.
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The popularity of the of the 2011 5-series is very apparent so far. BMW AG has sold out of all current 5-series stock in all markets and new customers are waiting 3-4 months for deliveries. This report by BMW is supported by Yahoo Auto’s recent analysis of the hardest cars to get a hold of in the U.S.
It seems the big tuner hauses in Germany have been increasingly in a rush to get their work on the newest BMWs out into the wild. The pattern for the last year or two has been that the tried and true wheels from each of these companies first appears on the car and is paraded around the internet while the company continues its work on the interior/engine and exterior styling parts, which would be revealed at a later date. And so, here is Hartge … CONTINUED
Thanks to a reader at Bimmertoday, we can now see what the M-sport aero kit for the F10/F11 5-series will look like. Pictured in these catalog scans is the F11 touring, but expect the front and rear M-Sport lower bumpers to be the same for the F10 sedan. Also pictured are the two M-sport wheel options – the 18" double spoke 350M wheels or the 19" double spoke 351M wheels The dark chrome tail pipes finish off the exterior changes. The … CONTINUED
Here is the best F10 5-series video we’ve seen besides BMW’s own official videos. Featuring some nice visual/audio effects a la Top Gear, the video shows off the stunning 2011 550i nicely, with some humor thrown in. Somewhat surprising is the fact that it’s produced by a BMW dealership – BMW of Alexandria. Make sure to check it out.