In the BMW CEO Norbert Reithofers report (full report below) to shareholders yesterday, the CEO confirmed the F10 5-series Activehybrid will begin production in 2011 and that BMW also has plans for a 3-series hybrid (presumably with the next generation F30 / F32 3-series).
Jeremy Clarkson has developed (rightfully so) a reputation as a bit of a sourpuss when it comes to BMWs. Thats why BMW owners take notice when he reviews a BMW favorably. And he does so very favorably in his review of the F10 BMW 535i, which he calls the "absolute best of absolutely everything we know." Pretty darn good endorsement if you ask us.
BMW has confirmed that U.S. will receive an F10 5-series diesel model. The likely candidates would be the 530d or 525d. In addition, BMW may sell a hybrid version of its popular 5-Series sedan in the U.S. as early as next year.
Congrats to 5POST member gordocam on his newly delivered F10 530d! He’s head over heels over the car already, but managed to tear himself away from the steering wheel to post up his initial review. Read on.
Reviews of the 2011 550i (F10) are now rolling in. Motortrend is one of the first to get some review time in a 550i and they are impressed with the 550i, calling it “better in every way” than previous generation 5-series.
Some say that the F10 5-series resembles a smaller 7-series. Some even think that that means that it’s just a modified version of the 7-series, technologically speaking. Well, here’s evidence that the F10 5-series stands on its own and is not merely a scaled down 7-series.
Hamann has completed its work on the 5-Series GT and involves an impressive list of exterior and dynamic changes.
Their kit includes first and foremost a lowering kit for the models 530d, 535i and 550i (including air suspension).
The product range also includes a front spoiler to be mounted on the standard front spoiler of the series, side skirts and a rear spoiler in a ""subtle" or "striking" design. Both provide reduced lift force at the rear axle and … CONTINUED
On 5/2/2010 at Gulfstream (Casino/RaceTrack) Park Hallandale, Beach Florida – next session from 11am-1pm. Go figure I didnt receive any info in the mail, nor anything from my dealer. Luckily I live right down the block. I am going to see if I can get some seat time in the new 5.
Of all the ways to find out about this .. the morning news (WSVN 10). As I am sure many of you, I have attended several of these ride and … CONTINUED
The new F10 5-series configurator for the U.S. market is now available on BMWUSA.com. Available for configuration are the 535i and 550i models. The 528i model is not expected until later. Spec yours out now!
In the USA, we still have to wait a few months before owners get their hands on the new 5, but luckily in Europe owners are checking in with their brand new cars. This is a beautiful Alpine White example. Congrats!
Here are a few excerpts from the article
We suppose its downright impossible to discuss the 550i GT without first mentioning its shape. In a word, awkward. To add one more word, really awkward. The front end happily employs BMWs latest design direction, with mega-nostrils dwarfing the Roundel and the newest version of their patented angel eyes.
The U.S. release date for the F10 5-series is set for June 19, 2010, the date on which U.S. customers will be able to take delivery of their 2011 5-series. Unfortunately for our 5POST members who already have cars in transit from Germany, this also means that their cars will already be on U.S. soil, but wont be released until June 19th. Tune in on that date as we should see a flood of 5POST members taking delivery!
For all you owners … CONTINUED
This is the first customer F10 535i in black sapphire that we have seen. The car belongs to lucky owner TitangrauII530iA, who provides these photos. The F10 looks amazingly sleek in black, particularly with its shadowline (black) window trim.
Arrives July 2011
$45,425 including $875 Destination & Handling ($1,400 lower than the 528is 2010 predecessor)
3.0-liter inline-6 engine
8-Speed automatic transmission
BMW has announced pricing for the all-new 2011 BMW 528i Sedan. The new 528i … CONTINUED
Those new to N54 engine tuning or who can’t keep up with the fast evolving world of N54 tuning finally have a resource guide to turn to. An E90post member has compiled this N54 Tune Comparison Chart explaining the various tuning options in great detail. It will also be updated and revised as new features come out. Bookmark this folks!
BMW, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars, is consistently enlarging its wide range of all-wheel-drive models. Starting in June and, respectively, September 2010, all engine variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo will also be available … CONTINUED
The F10 5-series recently debuted in Asia at a launch event gala held in Hong Kong. This particular F10 launch event appears to be the fanciest one yet, including musical and artistic performances and celebrity appearances. Even the F10 models on hand were the most decked out, with more wheel variety and some accessory parts.
Thanks for pinguhk for sharing the photos.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 12, 2010… The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has won the 2010 Ward’s Auto Interior of the Year award for Design Versatility. This unique automobile was designed to expand on the original gran turismo concept, which was a luxurious and sporty car for two with room for luggage. The 5 Series Gran Turismo offers luxury seating for four (or five) with plenty of room for luggage. For those times when larger items will be along for the ride, it offers maximum … CONTINUED