One of the F10 5-series’ arch rival – the new Audi A6 was just recently revealed last week. Although the test drive reviews will trickle in over time as the car gets into the press’ hands, here is a preliminary comparison of the two sedan’s ascetics and styling.
Jzhang brings some highly stylized photos from the first 5POST meet to us. We previously posted these photos, but not in this stunning of a look.
2011 sees a brace of 5 Series models – the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the new BMW 5 Series Touring – presented with the coveted iF award for outstanding product design. With this internationally acclaimed prize, the International Forum Design once again pays tribute to the characterful aesthetics of BMW Group Design. Following the 2011 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and the 2010 red dot award, the iF label marks a further chapter in the success story of the new BMW 5 Series range.
Since it was inaugurated in 1953, the iF Product Design Award has been a trademark distinction bestowed on exceptional design. As an internationally recognised “seal of approval”, the iF label honours outstanding design achievements and as such provides … CONTINUED
Australian automotive publication “Drive” has named the winners of its 2010 Cary of the Year awards and the F10 535i has won for the Best Luxury Car Over $60k AUD category over the Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
AC Schnitzer has announced its tuning program for the F11 5-series touring, featuring a full catalog of external and internal cosmetic parts and power and handling modifications. Info, photos and video inside.
Hamann has added additional aero parts for the F10 5-series to its catalog. New is a full front bumper replacement with a fresh and attractive design, as well as a new style rear trunk spoiler, a big improvement on the existing wing spoiler.
On display at the 2010 LA Autoshow is a beautiful Titanium Silver 550i with M-sport package. This particular F10 M-sport package includes the front M-sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, 19" double spoke 351M wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes. Inside, the M-sport package comes with sports seats, ///M steering wheel, anthracite roof liner, and special aluminum hexagon trim.
German tuner Kelleners Sport has announced its F10 535i to debut at the 2010 Essen Motor Show later this month. The Kelleners F10 features both cosmetic and performance upgrades. The Kelleners aerodynamic kit includes the front bumper cover/extension/lip with integrated LED DRL, RS front spoiler lip, sideskirts, rear trunk spoiler and rear bumper cover with diffuser. The rear is finished off with stainless steel exhaust system with quad tailpipes.
Performance enhancements include an ECU tune which bumps the F10 535i’s power from from 306 hp (225 kW) to 367 hp (270 kW) and raises its maximum torque from 400 to 480 Newton meters. Performance springs lower the 535i by 30mm.
5POST members gathered on Saturday for the first US F10 owner’s meet. LACSTER, 78mao, luigimaster24, and other site members gathered in Orange County, CA with their cars for some brunch, photoshoot, and refreshments. Photos and video inside.