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In the BMW CEO Norbert Reithofers report (full report below) to shareholders yesterday, the CEO confirmed the F10 5-series Activehybrid will begin production in 2011 and that BMW also has plans for a 3-series hybrid (presumably with the next generation F30 / F32 3-series).

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Jeremy Clarkson has developed (rightfully so) a reputation as a bit of a sourpuss when it comes to BMWs. Thats why BMW owners take notice when he reviews a BMW favorably. And he does so very favorably in his review of the F10 BMW 535i, which he calls the "absolute best of absolutely everything we know." Pretty darn good endorsement if you ask us.

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BMW has confirmed that U.S. will receive an F10 5-series diesel model. The likely candidates would be the 530d or 525d. In addition, BMW may sell a hybrid version of its popular 5-Series sedan in the U.S. as early as next year.

First 530d delivered to 5POST member

05/14/2010 at 7:00 AM
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Congrats to 5POST member gordocam on his newly delivered F10 530d! He’s head over heels over the car already, but managed to tear himself away from the steering wheel to post up his initial review. Read on.

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Reviews of the 2011 550i (F10) are now rolling in. Motortrend is one of the first to get some review time in a 550i and they are impressed with the 550i, calling it “better in every way” than previous generation 5-series.

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Some say that the F10 5-series resembles a smaller 7-series. Some even think that that means that it’s just a modified version of the 7-series, technologically speaking. Well, here’s evidence that the F10 5-series stands on its own and is not merely a scaled down 7-series.

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On 5/2/2010 at Gulfstream (Casino/RaceTrack) Park Hallandale, Beach Florida – next session from 11am-1pm. Go figure I didnt receive any info in the mail, nor anything from my dealer. Luckily I live right down the block. I am going to see if I can get some seat time in the new 5.

Of all the ways to find out about this .. the morning news (WSVN 10). As I am sure many of you, I have attended several of these ride and … CONTINUED

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The new F10 5-series configurator for the U.S. market is now available on BMWUSA.com. Available for configuration are the 535i and 550i models. The 528i model is not expected until later. Spec yours out now!

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In the USA, we still have to wait a few months before owners get their hands on the new 5, but luckily in Europe owners are checking in with their brand new cars. This is a beautiful Alpine White example. Congrats!

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The U.S. release date for the F10 5-series is set for June 19, 2010, the date on which U.S. customers will be able to take delivery of their 2011 5-series. Unfortunately for our 5POST members who already have cars in transit from Germany, this also means that their cars will already be on U.S. soil, but wont be released until June 19th. Tune in on that date as we should see a flood of 5POST members taking delivery!

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This is the first customer F10 535i in black sapphire that we have seen. The car belongs to lucky owner TitangrauII530iA, who provides these photos. The F10 looks amazingly sleek in black, particularly with its shadowline (black) window trim.

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Arrives July 2011
$45,425 including $875 Destination & Handling ($1,400 lower than the 528is 2010 predecessor)
3.0-liter inline-6 engine
240 horsepower
8-Speed automatic transmission

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The F10 5-series recently debuted in Asia at a launch event gala held in Hong Kong. This particular F10 launch event appears to be the fanciest one yet, including musical and artistic performances and celebrity appearances. Even the F10 models on hand were the most decked out, with more wheel variety and some accessory parts.

Thanks for pinguhk for sharing the photos.

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A Brief History: The BMW 5 Series

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Sales of the BMW 5 Series already amount to more than 5.5 million units in five model generations – and now a new chapter is starting in the highly successful story of the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

While the sixth generation naturally follows the great heritage of its predecessors, its roots go back much further. As early as in the 1960s, BMW developed a strong and distinctive profile as a manufacturer of sporting but elegant, powerful and technically innovative midrange four-door sedans. … CONTINUED

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We have updated our Official F10 5-series info thread with new info, reviews, pricing, photo threads, ordering info, and more! The info thread will be continually updated throughout the F10 5-series model’s life.

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Here is the new BMW F11 Touring as it debuted @ the AMI Leipzig. On display was the 535i in Imperial Blue, 530d in Tasman Green with optional accessories and the 520d.

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Inside is the full F10 5-series accessories catalog. The nearly 20 pages of accessories covers the range from exterior cosmetic parts, to wheels, to trim, to interior convenience items. We will post the english version as soon as it becomes available.

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Some forum members have criticized the look of the new F10 5-series with smaller wheels and even the sport wheels that are on the 550i. But, these photos by PoleApart showoff how great the F10 can look without going to aftermarket wheels. Pictured on this F10 are the 20" BMW Style 312 wheels in a ferric gray finish. Stunning, in our opinion

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