The BMW 5 Series was released in 1988. It became a milestone in the company’s history. The car offers a variety of extras, such as a four wheel drive for the first time in this segment. The entire range of engines was available. The surface is almost seamless, all profiles mesh. The entry into the now common flash design.
The successful concept turns the car into a bestseller. Until today, it can still be seen on the road frequently.
The latest BMW emergency vehicles will make their debuts at the RETTmobil trade show in Fulda.
BMW Group will be presenting from 15 to 17 May 2013 an up-to-date overview of its range of purpose-built emergency vehicles. BMW will be exhibiting a total of seven different models – a BMW X6 M50d designed as a medical car for the racetrack and a BMW X3 as a fire brigade command vehicle at the main entrance, a BMW X1 “First Responder” and, at the exhibition booth, … CONTINUED
The much maligned 5 Series GT will never look svelte, but can it look sporty? This 5 Series GT certainly makes a strong attempt, with the following modifications.
- DINAN Stage 2
- H&R Lowering Springs
- Muffler Delete w/ Quad Tips by ACM
- Yellow Fogs
- Black Eyebrows
- Custom Red/Black CF Roundels
- Full Chrome Delete (door handles, side marker, rear strip)
- Matte Black Reflectors (front and rear)
- Red Painted Calipers (BMW logo coming soon)
- Smoked Sidemarkers
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BMW Japan has announced the availability of 300 limited edition 5 Series “Exclusive Sport” models.
There’s actually not much exclusive about these models other than the packaging together of already existing options/packages and BMW Individual options.
The 5 Series sedan or touring can both be ordered in the Exclusive Sport model, and in either 523i (2.0L) or 523d (2.0L diesel). These models all feature the M Sport package (exterior aero kit, steering wheel, seats, and wheels).
The interior features Individual Cinnamon Brown leather with Individual Black Piano trim, … CONTINUED
BMW may not be producing an F11 M5 touring model, but that hasn’t stopped Studie from assembling its own, albeit in cosmetic form only.
Starting with a titanium silver F11 528i, they added the M5′s front fenders, side view mirrors, and rear diffuser, while molding their own custom front bumper.
These pics give us a good idea at how good an F11 M5 would have been.
Ashley Rodriguez, an amateur train photographer, has owned over 15 E28s in her lifetime. As a former trained BMW tech, she has spent her time buying and fixing various 5-Series models. She has owned every E28 model available, and as a lover of rare things, she now has her dream car, the M535i.
Sure, we’ve already seen the F10 LCI basically revealed (at least for the front end updates), but this is the first look we get at the M Sport LCI model as well as the LCI interior.
The interior shows the new iDrive touch system and new M Sport steering wheel, which resembles the F30 3 Series M Sport steering wheel.
The exterior doesn’t show much changes to the M Sport bumper except perhaps a new foglight housing. This prototype also features a trunk spoiler (as standard?). … CONTINUED
German magazine Auto Zeitung has printed an image (likely a render) of the F10 5 Series LCI model on its latest cover.
A 5POST member shares with us his 1 year ownership experience from his 530d M Sport.
The Fifth Gear crew reviews the BMW Activehybrid 5. Can a hybrid impress the car nuts and pro drivers of the Fifth Gear team?
Watch their verdict in the segment which starts at 13:04 of the episode.
The first uncovered F10 5 Series LCI facelift/update was spotted last week, but it was captured in some less than ideal quality photos. Our new spy photos, taken at an official BMW photoshoot, give us a clear look at the F10 LCI’s front fascia. What’s confirmed once again is that the styling updates are rather minor.
Overall, the F10 LCI styling changes give the 5 Series a more updated and sportier look. The 2014 5 Series receives sleeker looking headlights and optional LED headlights with … CONTINUED
To wrap up our coverage from 2013 Geneva, here is a beautiful F11 touring 530d xDrive in Imperial Blue, paired up perfectly with 20″ Style 356 Liquid Black wheels.
These photos look to be the first photos of the F10 5 Series LCI facelift/update fully revealed.
The styling updates are minor as you can see – a restyled bumper with front air curtains, optional LED adaptive headlights. Mechanically, the F10 LCI will received reworked steering, and the 550i will come with the new and more powerful N63Tu engine.
This model potentially points to the introduction of the separate “Lines” packages for the 5 series, with this one appearing to be the Luxury Line.
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Here is a preview of the upcoming 5 Series F10 LCI update and facelift. BMW insider Scott26 confirms the upcoming changes we have reported previously – restyled bumpers with front air curtains, optional LED adaptive headlights, reworked steering, 550i with new N63Tu engine.
Production for the F10 LCI as beginning in July 2013, with deliveries starting in August/September of 2013.
Look for its possible public reveal at next week’s 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Here is a photo set of various BMW Individual M5, M550d and 5 Series seen at the BMW factory owned/run dealership in München, Germany.
The colors seen are Frozen Bronze Metallic, Frozen Blue Metallic, Azurite Black, and a Alpina B5 touring.
Bulgarian auto customizing company Vilner reveals their latest creations – a bespoke F10 5 series and F13 6 series coupe.
The centerpiece of the exterior customization is the matte white vinyl wrapping both cars. For the high contrast look, the 6 Series is fitted with a carbon fiber front lower apron with integrated splitters; and both cars get carbon fiber trunk spoilers, rear diffusers, black kidney grilles, and graphite/black wheels complete the contrasting look.
The interior is where the two cars gets the highly bespoke treatment. There … CONTINUED
Here is a DIY install guide for installing N55 mid pipes on a N54 powered model and deleting the secondary cats.
The main benefit of deleting the N54′s secondary cats is more flow, better faster spool up of the turbos, and a louder more deeper tone of the exhaust note.
Here are some details for the F10 5 Series LCI facelift update, via VIN information found by a BIMMERPOST member. This list is by no means exhaustive, and there may be details and models not listed here, or the information may be outdated.
The first VIN below shows the LCI 550i touring with uprated N63Tu 445-bhp/480-lb.-ft engine (just as the 650i Gran Coupe and 5GT already received last year), good for +45hp / +30 lb-ft torque over the N63 engine.
The second VIN shows the 535d … CONTINUED