Congrats to 5POST member ibimmer346 as he has managed to become our first U.S. owner of a 2011 5-series!! He managed to take delivery ahead of the official June 19 U.S. release date and has posted his first drive impressions. We look forward to seeing a flood of 5POST owners take delivery imminently!
5POST member phrasing shares with us some great insight into the F10 535i driving experience. With the perspective of a current E60 5-series owner, the verdict was that the F10 535i exceeded his already high expectations and was incredibly impressive in person. He also shares some comparison photos next to the E60.
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.
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.
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.
Fifth Gear online has reviewed the F10 5-series and HIGHLY RECOMMENDS the newest 5-series. The folks at Fifth Gear say that the car is brilliant in many ways. It’s a joy to drive with fantastic handling and a much improved ride, and an improved elegant interior.
Which? consumer test magazine had a chance to test both the F10 535i and 530d. While calling the 530d massively competent and refined, the testers still preferred the 535i, which encouraged a more enthusiastic driving experience. Either way, they felt the F10 stacks up impressively well on performance and refinement against current rivals, including the Mercedes E- class and aging Audi A6.
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Top Gear online has great things to say about the F10 535i after their test drive. Calling it a “serious return to form”, with an excellent ride, smart details and lovely quality throughout. Check out their review.
Here is yet another review of the 5-series to add to our growing list. This video is in dutch but they have been thoughtful enough to subtitle it in English for the rest of us. Take a look below and enjoy..
The folks over at BimmerFile got time to sit down with a beautiful example of the new 2011 BMW 5-series and wrote up a nice post sharing their thoughts. Here are some select quotes, but follow the jump for the full blog post
Most photos do not do these undulations justice, as the peaks and valleys on the hood are very impressive and give … CONTINUED
I previewed a Space Gray Metallic 535i F10 in SE trim on 16-Feb at Rybrook Warwick, in Warwickshire, England. No pictures were allowed so apologies in advanced – the car was even hidden behind screens to protect it from general view within the dealership.
My first observations were:
1. Well-proportioned if somewhat conservative exterior. The kidney grill looks great but the Volvo S80 type hood is a bit old-fashioned at a time when Jaguar, Mercedes, even Vauxhall and Honda are going the … CONTINUED
Here’s the comparison everyone wants to see. Motortrend has undertaken the battle of the titans of the mid-sized german sedan market by pitting the 2011 535i against the 2010 Mercedes E350. Was there a clear winner? Check out the review to find out.
I cant speak French, but despite the language barrier, this video review does its job well and reaches across all languages IMO. The sounds and action footage does the job very well
Just a reminder, the upcoming 535i will be equiped with the new N55 single turbo twin scroll engine producing 300hp that has made its first appearance in the 535i Gran Turismo and will be seen across nearly the entire BMW lineup.
Source: Supervroum2 via … CONTINUED
AutoSpies looks like they had alot of fun in Portugal with the BMW press events for the new 5-Series and 335is. They put up this excellent video review of the new 5er, which IMO is a must watch. Hit play, sit back and relax
Bengt Halvorson with The Car Connection was at the Portugal press event and give his take on the new F10 5-Series. Here is a telling quote from the article: The new 2011 BMW 535i is more of a drivers car than than the current 2010 5-Series…
Car and Driver magazine has put up their review of the new 5-series straight from Portugal. Read the select quotes below but make sure to follow the link the full article! Indeed, you can take comfort in the fact that the 2011 BMW 5-series looks like the latest 7-series, but it is more tight, dynamic, and alert. The new 5 does a nice job masking its size and mass.
The photography is really nice in this review, and the article is well written. Follow the link below for the full article, or just read the quotes. We’re now officially 37 years beyond the introduction of the first-generation 5 Series and we still havent gotten over it. When were in take-it-easy mode, the new 5 Series feels damned near ideal and not boatlike in the least. Then we punch Sport+ in BMWs Driving Dynamics Control and knock out all the stability control … CONTINUED
After the recent press event in Portugal, automotive journalists are wasting no time in giving their impressions of the 535i. So far, its smooth sailing. This time, Road and Track magazine share their thoughts. Below are some select quotes, but follow the links at the bottom of the page for the full article! It takes only a couple laps of Estoril, the famed Iberian circuit that held Formula 1 races in its mid-1980s heyday, to find that the new 6th-generation BMW 535i handles … CONTINUED