The popularity of the of the 2011 5-series is very apparent so far. BMW AG has sold out of all current 5-series stock in all markets and new customers are waiting 3-4 months for deliveries. This report by BMW is supported by Yahoo Auto’s recent analysis of the hardest cars to get a hold of in the U.S.
It seems the big tuner hauses in Germany have been increasingly in a rush to get their work on the newest BMWs out into the wild. The pattern for the last year or two has been that the tried and true wheels from each of these companies first appears on the car and is paraded around the internet while the company continues its work on the interior/engine and exterior styling parts, which would be revealed at a later date. And so, here is Hartge … CONTINUED
Thanks to a reader at Bimmertoday, we can now see what the M-sport aero kit for the F10/F11 5-series will look like. Pictured in these catalog scans is the F11 touring, but expect the front and rear M-Sport lower bumpers to be the same for the F10 sedan. Also pictured are the two M-sport wheel options – the 18" double spoke 350M wheels or the 19" double spoke 351M wheels The dark chrome tail pipes finish off the exterior changes. The … CONTINUED
Here is the best F10 5-series video we’ve seen besides BMW’s own official videos. Featuring some nice visual/audio effects a la Top Gear, the video shows off the stunning 2011 550i nicely, with some humor thrown in. Somewhat surprising is the fact that it’s produced by a BMW dealership – BMW of Alexandria. Make sure to check it out.
535i xDrive and 550i xDrive to arrive in October 2010.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 18, 2010…Just as BMW enthusiasts across the nation begin taking delivery of the new 2011 535i and 550i Sedans, BMW is pleased to announce pricing and availability for the xDrive variants of the sixth-generation 5 Series. Arriving in October 2010, the 2011 535i and 550i xDrive Sedans will retail for $52,775 and $62,875, respectively, including $875 Destination and Handling. These prices represent a $2300 premium over their traditional rear-wheel drive counterparts.
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The 2011 528i Sedan has now joined the 535i and 550i on BMWUSA’s website, and is available for online configuration. The 528i starts at $44,550 MSRP and is powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder 240hp / 230 lb-ft torque motor. Check out BMWUSA.com.
The Alpina B5 has always been a sort of special car, elegant, fast and distinctive all at the same time. Its no wonder that the upcoming Alpina B5 has had a pre-release following similar to a series BMW. The car has been tracked through development spyshot after spyshot, artists even attempted to render the car to guess at what it would look like. Thankfully, it seems the car is now set for its release and showing … CONTINUED
Congrats to 5POST member Acquarian on his newly delivered 2011 535i. The sophisto gray exterior / nappa oyster interior F10 5-series is a stunner, and we particularly love the heads-up display option.
Indian network NDTV’s The Car and Bike Show undertakes a thorough review of the 2011 5-series against the 2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class. If you’ve been looking for a comparison of the two market leading mid-sized sedans, this nearly half hour review should be one to catch.
Another great 550i report from an F10 5-series BMW Ultimate Drive Event, this time from a 535i owner and previous 335i owner. Check out how the 550i stacks up against the Mercedes E350 and 535i GT for this member.
The 2011 F10 5-series has scored a full 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash tests. According to the results, the 530d tested was safest for the adult and child occupants, managing to score a 98% and 83%. It received a full 100% score in the Safety Assist Technology criteria. Full results inside, including photos and video.
Bimmerpost member SkipSauls provides a great review (and photos) of the 2011 535i against the new X5 and the N54 335i. His perspective from being a long term 335i owner should provides some nice insight for those of you coming from the E90/E92 335i or another N54 based car.