Along with the 4 Series and X5, which had their media launch this past week in Seattle and Vancouver, BMW also brought out the 2014 5 535d (with LCI refresh) and the 2014 M5 with competition package for us to check out. Here are some on-location photos of the 535d M Sport and M5 Competition (this M5 does not wear the Competition Package wheels which come with the package).
The 535d is new for the US market for the 2014 model year. A 3.0-liter twinpower turbo diesel outputs 255 horsepower and a peak torque of 413 lb-ft, while getting 38 MPG.
The 2014 M5 does not see a power bump, but more power is available through the Competition Package, which adds 15 horsepower, along with a host … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST F10 5 Series owners (self dubbed the “F10crew” gathered this past weekend for a meet and greet. The meet saw a great turnout, as you can see in this photo documentary.
The study is based on thefts entered in the National Crime Information Center database.
BMW shows up in second place with its 3 series, and again sixth place with the 5 Series in the study, which looks at thefts of 2010 to 2012 model year cars across the country.
See the complete luxury vehicle theft report and the background data.
The most-stolen list:
1. Mercedes-Benz C Class
2. BMW 3 Series
3. Infiniti G
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5. Cadillac CTS
6. BMW 5 Series
7. Lincoln MKZ
8. Acura TSX
9. Lexus IS
10. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The LCI refresh model for the current F07/F10/F11 5 Series begins production this month, but BMW has already begun testing the next generation 5 Series. We’ve spotted the next gen 5 Series Touring here.
The next 5 Series is said to be shedding some weight, hopefully by way of the carbon fiber technologies which the next generation G11 7 Series will receive.
At this early testing stage, much of the car is still covered in heavy camouflage, but we’ve put together some comparison photos below.
Expect to see the next 5 Series revealed in 2016.
The 2014 5 Series (LCI refresh) receives both cosmetic and mechanical updates [full details] and many of you have wondered what effects the updates to the suspension and steering will have.
Edmunds shares their first drive review of the 2014 5 Series and gives their take on this:
The 5′s chassis has also seen a light rethink in the form of retuned dampers for improved comfort, quietness and reduced roll, besides some fresh mapping of the electric power steering to sharpen its precision.
These dynamic upgrades are subtly apparent on the admittedly shelf-smooth Bavarian roads we sampled it on. The ride is smoother, the cabin is a little quieter and body sway, never a big issue in a 5 Series, is tightly controlled. The natural balance that comes … CONTINUED
We have uploaded the 2014 BMW 5 Series (LCI Facelift) catalog (German version), as well as a full detailed guide to the 2014 F10 LCI model.
With the award of three first places in three different classes, the readers of the specialist German magazine “Sport Auto” have returned their verdict and named three current BMW models as “The sportiest cars of 2013″, expressing once again their preference for pure driving pleasure. In the diesel category, the BMW M550d xDrive was voted into first place again, continuing the trend it set the previous year. Two more first-in-class awards were won by the BMW 335i Sedan and the BMW 335i Coupe. This hat trick, the triple triumph in the current readers’ vote, builds on the excellent results regularly achieved by BMW over a number of years in this definitive, long-established ballot. The “Sport Auto” Awards 2013 will be presented on 12th June 2013 … CONTINUED
New videos featuring the new 2014 BMW 5 Series LCI facelift model – sedan, touring and GT models (exterior, interior and driving footage).
Here is the official 2014 BMW 5 Series price and order guide. This covers the F10 sedan, F07 GT and the F10 Activehybrid sedan.