Australian automotive publication “Drive” has named the winners of its 2010 Cary of the Year awards and the F10 535i has won for the Best Luxury Car Over $60k AUD category over the Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
AC Schnitzer has announced its tuning program for the F11 5-series touring, featuring a full catalog of external and internal cosmetic parts and power and handling modifications. Info, photos and video inside.
Hamann has added additional aero parts for the F10 5-series to its catalog. New is a full front bumper replacement with a fresh and attractive design, as well as a new style rear trunk spoiler, a big improvement on the existing wing spoiler.
On display at the 2010 LA Autoshow is a beautiful Titanium Silver 550i with M-sport package. This particular F10 M-sport package includes the front M-sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, 19" double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes. Inside, the M-sport package comes with sports seats, ///M steering wheel, anthracite roof liner, and special aluminum hexagon trim.
German tuner Kelleners Sport has announced its F10 535i to debut at the 2010 Essen Motor Show later this month. The Kelleners F10 features both cosmetic and performance upgrades. The Kelleners aerodynamic kit includes the front bumper cover/extension/lip with integrated LED DRL, RS front spoiler lip, sideskirts, rear trunk spoiler and rear bumper cover with diffuser. The rear is finished off with stainless steel exhaust system with quad tailpipes.
Performance enhancements include an ECU tune which bumps the F10 535i’s power from from 306 hp (225 kW) to 367 hp (270 kW) and raises its maximum torque from 400 to 480 Newton meters. Performance springs lower the 535i by 30mm.
5POST members gathered on Saturday for the first US F10 owner’s meet. LACSTER, 78mao, luigimaster24, and other site members gathered in Orange County, CA with their cars for some brunch, photoshoot, and refreshments. Photos and video inside.
The 3-series has been named the most reliable company car in the UK at Fleet News awards and the F10 530d has been named the Diesel Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards.
Hartge’s ECU tuning solution for the F10 550i claims gains of +83hp and +89tq. How is real world performance increased? 5POST member cidair was able to pick up 0.4 seconds in 0-100km/h and 3.0 seconds 0-200km/h, measured by VBOX.
Automobiles De Luxe reviews the 2011 BMW 550i (F10) and speaks well of its twin turbo V8, suspension, transmission, and comfort. We’re looking forward to their next review which will pit the F10 550i against the iconic E39 M5.