Ward’s Auto has announced the winners of its 10 Best Engines Award. BMW’s N57 3.0L Turbodiesel Inline-6 was named as one of the 10 winners.
The N57 in the 535d outputs 255 hp @ 4000 rpm and 413 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm, while getting EPA MPG of 26/37-38 mpg (city/highway).
Of the 10 winners, 8 featured direct fuel injection, 6 were forced induction and 1 was electric.
Here’s the list of winners:
3.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC I-6 (BMW 535d)
3.0-liter TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi S5)
3.0-liter Turbodiesel DOHC … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer’s take on the F11 Touring LCI facelift.
Per BMWNA, here are the details regarding changes for the 2014 Model Year 5 Series and M5
(also see F10 LCI Official Thread):
BMW 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo:
Updated design and new equipment: Fresh contour lines for the surround of the BMW kidney grille and redesigned lower air intakes reinforce the sporty appearance of the 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan. The accentuated width of the rear end is underlined by an extra crease in the apron, as well as slim, sharply contoured and … CONTINUED
Delivery of N20 and N26 powered vehicles stopped as a result of power brake assist problem
On September 26th, BMW of North America announced to NHTSA its intention to conduct a voluntary Recall on certain 2012-2014 model year BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3 and Z4 models equipped with the N20 or N26 engine, produced from May 2012 to August 2013.
Affected vehicles in dealer inventories will not be sold or delivered to customers until the recall repair has been performed. Vehicles at BMW vehicle delivery … CONTINUED
More safety, comfort and driving pleasure thanks to BMW ConnectedDrive: fully automatic Parking Assistant and Driving Assistant Plus including Traffic Jam Assistant.
The BMW ConnectedDrive range of features is set to gain even further in appeal and variety in autumn 2013 with the introduction of a fresh round of innovations which further enhance comfort, safety and therefore also driving pleasure. The optional Driving Assistant Plus system now also includes the Traffic Jam Assistant function, and the new generation of the BMW Parking Assistant also makes its … CONTINUED
Along with the 4 Series and X5, which had their media launch this past week in Seattle and Vancouver, BMW also brought out the 2014 5 535d (with LCI refresh) and the 2014 M5 with competition package for us to check out. Here are some on-location photos of the 535d M Sport and M5 Competition (this M5 does not wear the Competition Package wheels which come with the package).
The 535d is new for the US market for the 2014 model year. A 3.0-liter twinpower turbo … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST F10 5 Series owners (self dubbed the “F10crew” gathered this past weekend for a meet and greet. The meet saw a great turnout, as you can see in this photo documentary.
The study is based on thefts entered in the National Crime Information Center database.
BMW shows up in second place with its 3 series, and again sixth place with the 5 Series in the study, which looks at thefts of 2010 to 2012 model year cars across the country.
See the complete luxury vehicle theft report and the background data.
The most-stolen list:
1. Mercedes-Benz C Class
2. BMW 3 Series
3. Infiniti G
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5. Cadillac CTS
6. BMW 5 Series
7. Lincoln MKZ
8. Acura TSX
9. Lexus IS
10. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The 2014 5 Series (LCI refresh) receives both cosmetic and mechanical updates [full details] and many of you have wondered what effects the updates to the suspension and steering will have.
Edmunds shares their first drive review of the 2014 5 Series and gives their take on this:
The 5′s chassis has also seen a light rethink in the form of retuned dampers for improved comfort, quietness and reduced roll, besides some fresh mapping of the electric power steering to sharpen its precision.
These dynamic upgrades are subtly … CONTINUED
We have uploaded the 2014 BMW 5 Series (LCI Facelift) catalog (German version), as well as a full detailed guide to the 2014 F10 LCI model.
With the award of three first places in three different classes, the readers of the specialist German magazine “Sport Auto” have returned their verdict and named three current BMW models as “The sportiest cars of 2013″, expressing once again their preference for pure driving pleasure. In the diesel category, the BMW M550d xDrive was voted into first place again, continuing the trend it set the previous year. Two more first-in-class awards were won by the BMW 335i Sedan and the BMW 335i Coupe. This hat … CONTINUED
New videos featuring the new 2014 BMW 5 Series LCI facelift model – sedan, touring and GT models (exterior, interior and driving footage).
Here is the official 2014 BMW 5 Series price and order guide. This covers the F10 sedan, F07 GT and the F10 Activehybrid sedan.
Full details and photos of the 2014 BMW 5 Series LCI facelift udpated models.
We have added even more leaked images of the 2014 BMW 5 Series LCI facelifted model.
The latest BMW emergency vehicles will make their debuts at the RETTmobil trade show in Fulda.
BMW Group will be presenting from 15 to 17 May 2013 an up-to-date overview of its range of purpose-built emergency vehicles. BMW will be exhibiting a total of seven different models – a BMW X6 M50d designed as a medical car for the racetrack and a BMW X3 as a fire brigade command vehicle at the main entrance, a BMW X1 “First Responder” and, at the exhibition booth, … CONTINUED
BMW Japan has announced the availability of 300 limited edition 5 Series “Exclusive Sport” models.
There’s actually not much exclusive about these models other than the packaging together of already existing options/packages and BMW Individual options.
The 5 Series sedan or touring can both be ordered in the Exclusive Sport model, and in either 523i (2.0L) or 523d (2.0L diesel). These models all feature the M Sport package (exterior aero kit, steering wheel, seats, and wheels).
The interior features Individual Cinnamon Brown leather with Individual Black Piano trim, … CONTINUED
BMW may not be producing an F11 M5 touring model, but that hasn’t stopped Studie from assembling its own, albeit in cosmetic form only.
Starting with a titanium silver F11 528i, they added the M5′s front fenders, side view mirrors, and rear diffuser, while molding their own custom front bumper.
These pics give us a good idea at how good an F11 M5 would have been.