Insideline has strapped a 2011 535i onto the dyno. This is the first we have seen an F10 5-series on the dyno and its N55 motor produced 277rwhp / 283lb-ft torque, translating approximately to BMW’s claimd 300hp / 300 lb-ft torque figures for the 2011 535i.
The much anticipated F10 5-series whiteline tail lights have finally been spotted on an F10. They are an option for F10 owners wanting a colorless look by replacing the red tail light parts with a “whiteline” replacement. There is a groupbuy underway in our F10 classifieds for interested F10 owners.
Edmunds Inside Line has taken the F10 2011 535i out to the track for some testing. Here are the video and performance results they managed to achieve with the 535i. Performance measures recorded include 0-60 time, 1/4 mile, slalom speed, skid pad lateral acceleration (G’s), and braking distance.
A popular modification on late model BMWs is swapping the chrome factory kidney grilles for blacked out versions. But, every model requires a slightly different method for the swap. 5POST member LACSTER has put together this great easy to follow DIY guide for the F10 grille swap.
When a new BMW model is introduced, it’s interesting to see whether it ends up being a model which tends to be long term keepers or more short term leases. To our F10 owners, what are your plans? Indefinite ownership? 6-7 years until next 5-series model is available? Or just until lease is up? Share your plans.
Here are the best F10 vs. E60 5-series comparison photos we’ve seen yet. Despite being visually larger, based on actual dimensions, the F10 is actually very slightly larger, being only 2 inches longer, .5 inches wider, .2 inches lower in height, with a wheelbase that’s 3.2 inches longer.
Here are the first photos of the new 507bhp Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 F10, in classic Alpina Blue. Previously, the new B5 had been shown only in Alpine White.
According to Insideline, the take rate for manual transmission on the F10 5-series is only 6 percent of all orders so far, signaling an overwhelming preference by F10 owners for the automatic transmission. So what does this signal for the upcoming F10 M5? Will we see a manual transmission option? If so, will the percentage of manual transmission M5’s also be this low?
The twin turbo V8 F10 550i sounds fairly aggressive from the factory, but never ones to leave stock alone, our members have begun to their F10 exhausts. These electronic exhaust cutouts have given this 550i some added rumble without the need for a full exhaust swap.