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In the run-up to the international automobile trade show Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW Brilliance Automotive presents the concept of a premium-segment plug-in hybrid sedan. In collaboration with its joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. BMW Group has thus taken the next step of the way towards creating the new energy vehicle for China. The prototype is based on the long wheelbase version of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, developed exclusively for the Chinese automobile market and produced at the Shenyang site. It is the … CONTINUED

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Count me as one of the people who strongly believes that the F10 5-Series comes out of the box with a beautifully sculpted look. The M-Sport and new M5 of course take that sculpted look to the next level.

Now, i’m not against body kits by any stretch, but in my opinion, this new concept from Prior Design takes things in the wrong direction. Their designs rests on the use of the E90/E92 M3 center grill design grafted onto the F10 5-Series bumper with a row of … CONTINUED

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Wald International has announced its F10 5-series package, dubbed the F10 Black Bison Edition. As is apparent in the photos, the package gets a cosmetic aero kit which includes a replacement front bumper with aggressive lines and air inlets, and LED DRL, and modified sideskirts. The stock bumper has been replaced by an aggressively styled full replacement rear bumper which surrounds the Porsche-style quad tip exhaust, as well as adding another lower brake light. Bespoke wheels, a unique trunk spoiler and roof spoiler finish off … CONTINUED

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Motortrend sets forth their argument for why they believe that BMW’s best 6-cylinder motor currently is the F10 535d’s N57 turbo diesel. As they put it: Part urban assault weapon, part trans-continental cruiser, the 535d is the best of the new 5-series models I

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Full extended black panel display dash, one of the most anticipated features of the F10/F11 5-series, has finally arrived beginning with March production 5-series (equipped with the 6WA option). This option has been available on the F07 GT model since it’s introduction, but did not make production F10/F11s so far, despite being listed in the marketing brochures.

Trussardi 5-series GT Announced

03/10/2011 at 11:31 AM
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Trussardi is better known as a fashion house than custom car builder, but that hasn’t stopped them from constructing a unique 5-series GT edition.

The limited edition Trussardi 5-series GT has been announced in celebration of the designer company’s 100th anniversary. Based on the 530d xDrive GT, this special GT draws on inspiration from the concepts of leather and gloves, Trussardi’s first core business.

This limited edition GT has been repainted in Heraldic Brown, a color which invokes the look of fine leather. The Trussardi logo adorns the … CONTINUED

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Ex Stig Ben Collins has reviewed a an F10 535i M Sport as part of a executive saloon showdown. He rated the F10 535i 5 out of 5 stars in the performance category, calling the modern generation of BMWs very impressive. Check out the full review inside from the Stig!

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Congrats to our F10 owners, you are driving one of the three finalist cars for the 2011 World Car of the Year Award (and potentially the eventual winner)!. The finalist group was just announced at the Geneva autoshow and the winner will be picked at this year’s New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Geneva 2011 BMW Wrap-Up

03/03/2011 at 10:45 AM
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Well folks, we’re all done here at the 2011 Geneva auto show and hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we enjoyed sharing it with our community. Geneva is always an exciting show because of all shows, it’s arguably the largest in the world and always features an unrivaled number of exotics and tuning companies on display. Geneva is also traditionally one of the most important shows for BMW due to its proximity to BMW’s home market and prominence among the auto show circuit events.

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Geneva 2011 Live: Hamann F10 M-Sport

03/02/2011 at 7:30 PM
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Making its first official public appearance is the full Hamann F10 5-series. The Hamann F10 aero kit seen on this model includes:
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* HAMANN FRONT BUMPER UNIT (Including 4 LED-daytime running lights) – Part No. 10 010 105
* HAMANN REAR SPOILER SMALL – Part No. 10 010 131
* HAMANN SIDE SKIRTS
* HAMANN REAR CENTER PANEL (w/ cut out for HAMANN 4 tailpipe rear muffler)
* HAMANN ROOF SPOILER
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The F10 5-series appears to be the darling of the BMW tuners this year at Geneva. Kelleners Sport brought only one car to the show – their Kelleners 520d M-sport. At a glance, Kellener’s F10 program features:

· Enhanced performance for petrol and diesel engines
· Comprehensive aerodynamics package creates a sporty appearance
· 20-inch alloy wheels in “Hamburg” and “Berlin” designs
· Interior enhanced with added accessories

Kelleners Sport engineers have unleashed around 20 per cent more engine power for petrol and diesel models. The 520d (the car on … CONTINUED

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Renowned BMW tuning house Alpina has brought its latest F10/F11 creations to the Geneva auto show. Both the Alpina F10 sedan and F11 touring boast 507hp / 700Nm torque from the 4.4L V8 twin-turbo motor, mated to a ZF 8 peed sport automatic transmission (“Switch-tronic”). 0-100kmh (62 mph) is accomplished in 4.7 seconds for the F10 B5 and 4.8 seconds for the F11 B5.