Here’s a fascinating look into the day-to-day life at BMW in the birth of a new car. This 3 part series is longer than the original 3 part series on BMW.TV. covering the initial design concepts. As Scott26 says – pay attention because you will see some of these ideas and design elements in the future.
Independent car reviewer The Getawayer spends a weekend with the F10 525d. While not an initial fan of the car based solely on styling, a weekend with the car convinces him that the F10 is superb. See his review here.
The 2011 5-series and 2011 X3 have been named as 2 of 41 total contenders for the 2011 Car of The Year Award. A winner will be chosen on Nov. 29. All of the contenders are new vehicles available now or soon in five or more European markets, and each has the prospect of at least 5,000 yearly sales. The voting process has two stages. The first one will produce a short list of seven nominees, which will be announced on 2 November. The second round will find the single winner that will be made known on November 29th, 2010.
The BMW 530d GT has been crowned Executive Car of the Year in the 2010 Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards and the 530d sedan finished second in the judging making it a one-two for BMW. Also, the BMW 7-Series has been awarded Chauffeur Car of the Year by top chauffeuring website thechauffeur.com.
Businessweek undertakes a review of the 2011 535i and comes out thinking that it’s just plain better than ever. See how they come to such a conclusion inside.
Many of you were impressed by the Lummar F10 5-series “CLR 500 RS2″ in Lumma’s studio photos. Now here are real life photos of the CLR 500 RS2 from the 2010 Moscow auto show where it debuted to the public.
Could F10 5-series coupe and cabrio models be in the future of the 5-series portfolio? It certainly sounds like a possibility according to BMW insider Scott26, who even explains the coupe and cabrio designs which have already been proposed and is being considered. Read on for more details.
Their summary: The March Toward Technological Perfection Continues.
Although edmunds have give snippets of reviews for the new F10 5-Series in the past, this is their first full review of the new 5-Series. Their test model was a beautiful example of a 535i with automatic transmission. Here are a few quotes from the review, but follow the link at the bottom to the actual article.
Certainly the only bit in the 2011 BMW 535i that is simpler is the engine
Here are some beautiful new BMW released F11 5-series touring photos, including the best photos yet of the 5-series M-sport package aero kit.