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According to Insideline, the take rate for manual transmission on the F10 5-series is only 6 percent of all orders so far, signaling an overwhelming preference by F10 owners for the automatic transmission. So what does this signal for the upcoming F10 M5? Will we see a manual transmission option? If so, will the percentage of manual transmission M5′s also be this low?

F10 550i Electronic Exhaust Cutouts

08/09/2010 at 8:30 PM
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The twin turbo V8 F10 550i sounds fairly aggressive from the factory, but never ones to leave stock alone, our members have begun to their F10 exhausts. These electronic exhaust cutouts have given this 550i some added rumble without the need for a full exhaust swap.

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BMW has released full U.S. pricing for all F10 5-series models and options, including M-sport package price and details. See inside for 528i, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, and 550i xDrive, options, and package pricing.

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BMW has announced the F10 5-series sedan and F11 touring M Sport package available starting this September. There are also new BMW Individual options which will become available for the F10 and F11 5-series this Autumn.

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Starting in the autumn of 2010, the BMW M GmbH product range will increase for the M3, F10 5-series, new X3, X5M and X6M, and the 7-series. Full details inside.

F10 535i Fitted With Quad Exhaust

08/02/2010 at 7:00 PM
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Unsatisfied with the tamer look and sound of the factory split dual exhausts of the 2011 535i, 5POST member Lacster has gone the aftermarket route and replaced the stock exhausts with a quad tipped exhaust producing a more aggressive sound and look.

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Here are real life photos of the beautiful F10/F11 M Sport alcantara and cloth interior with hexagon aluminium trim. Also some bonus shots of the M-sport front bumper and 18″ wheels.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the 2011 BMW 5 Series as a Top Safety Pick. The F10 earned the top rating of “Good” based on its performance in each crash test. The F10 previously received a full five stars in EURO NCAP’s tests

3D Design F10 5-series Released

07/28/2010 at 3:00 PM
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Japanese tuner 3D Design has released its F10 5-series. Upgrade parts include a front lip spoiler, rear trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, black grills, rear diffuser, and 20″ forged wheels. Quad tip sport exhaust system is also available for the 550i and 535i.

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BMW is recalling approximately 6,400 2011 5-series in the US (and 12,400 worldwide) to fix the previously reported faulty fuel level sensor. The good news is that the fix should only take half a day and is of course fully covered under warranty.

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The 2011 F10 5-series is available with BMW new Night Vision option, part of BMW ConnectedDrive, allowing F10 owners to see objects in the dark up to 900 feet ahead of the vehicle. This is the first video we have seen of it in action in the F10 and it’s pretty slick.

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BMW Night Vision, part of BMW ConnectedDrive, can see in the dark and warns the driver … CONTINUED

5-Series Fuel Sensor Recall

07/24/2010 at 12:00 PM
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BMW has issued a recall for 2010 and 2011 5-series and 5-series GT models for a faulty fuel sensor which may result in inaccurate fuel levels. Some of our F10 sedan owners have also been reported being contacted about a fuel sensor recall or having their cars held at VPC for the replacement. F10 owners should make sure to check with your dealers.