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.
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.
Info from BMW:
BMW Night Vision, part of BMW ConnectedDrive, can see in the dark and warns the driver of any approaching danger that is located outside of the range of the headlights.
An infrared camera positioned behind the kidneys reveals objects up to 900 feet ahead of the vehicle. Pedestrians and cyclists are identified and … CONTINUED
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.
The F10 5-series has been in owner’s garages for just over a month, but 5POST members have already started to tinker and work on their new cars, starting with the fundamental but important oil change. With these first DIYs, we have launched our F10 5-series DIY section. So for all you weekend garage warriors, come on in to share and absorb.
The V8 biturbo 550i (F10) notched a 1st place win against the E500, Audi S6, and Jaguar XF in Autobild’s latest issue. The impressive 400+hp 550i rocketed from 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds and 0-200km/h in 16.7 seconds (close to the M3).
Hamann has released its F10 5-series parts lineup. The Hamann F10 program includes front lip, sideskirts, rear apron, trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, LED lighting, lowering springs, exhaust systems, and a carbon fiber interior kit. Full photo set inside.
The 2010 BMW 3-series and 5-series are the most “appealing” cars in their respective classes according to the 2010 J.D. Power APEAL Study. This year’s study asked 76,000 owners 90 days after purchasing their 2010 model-year cars “how gratifying their new vehicle is to own and drive.” As a brand, BMW placed near the top at #3.
Have an F10 (or any BMW) on order or plan to soon? If you’re like most of us, you’ll be tracking its status and location compulsively. Be sure to reference our Order Tracking Guide from beginning to end. Congrats on your future deliveries!
Fifth Gear reviews the F10 535i, with a focus on the F10’s technology - namely the surround view/park assistant, ConnectedDrive, and 4-wheel steering. As for the 535’s overall performance, it’s called fantastic and silky smooth with a fabulous chassis. Overall, they feel that the car is brilliant and the best mid-exec car money can buy.