Damon Lavrinc at Autoblog brings news about full customizable LCD gauge displays coming to the “refreshed” 5-series and 7-series, which we take to mean the facelift / LCI versions of the current models – supposedly within 2 years time.
It appears that BMW’s two largest sedans will transition from black panel displays to full digital LCD displays where the tachometer, speedometer, fuel meter, and temperature gauge will all take a digital form. The display may also be customized to display navigation and infotainment info and take on different looks appropriate for the car being in sport or comfort mode.
We’ll lament the extinction of the physical needle and gauges in the F10 and F01, but we suspected that it was only a matter of time before full LCD … CONTINUED
China has really proved itself to be ahead of the curve on the EV front and it seems BMW will come on board and produce an all electric 5-Series exclusively for the Chinese market.
This new car is not to be confused with the ActiveHybrid 5, which will have its official launch in September 2011. The ActiveHybrid 5 still has a gasoline motor afterall. No this new car will be an all electric vehicle and would likely fall under BMWs growing ActiveE project.
Autonews Europe is referencing a report from the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper which pinpoints a partnership between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd in order to produce the vehicle. Brilliance is BMWs current partner in building standard Chinese market BMW 5-Series, which includes … CONTINUED
On the heels of the big BMW turbo 4-cylinder news yesterday, SCOTT26 has provided some dates for the switchover of certain BMW models from the current inline 6-cylinder to the new twinpower turbo I4 motor, as well as the end of production of the current 3-series, M3 and 1-series.
Here is the I4 switchover and end of production schedule (inside).
Could F10 5-series coupe and cabrio models be in the future of the 5-series portfolio? It certainly sounds like a possibility according to BMW insider Scott26, who even explains the coupe and cabrio designs which have already been proposed and is being considered. Read on for more details.
The F10 Alpina B5 has been undergoing testing near Alpina’s headquarters. The F10 B5 is expected to be based on the F10 550i, with a reworked 4.4L N63 motor (V8 twin turbo). The new B5 features the current signature front bumper lip, sideskirts, wheels, quad exhaust, and raised trunk lid. An impression of the final B5 is below.
Although the real Alpina F10 based B5 is still many moons away from reality, that obviously doesn’t stop any real enthusiast with a copy of Photoshop and a good eye from imagining what may be. 5Post member zerenico has done just that and has come up with a stunning photoshop that likely gives us a fairly good look at what a B5 could look like
The 2011 F10 5-series is one of the most hotly anticipated sedans in years and it shows in the many tuners that already have big plans for tuning and customizing the F10 5-series and F10 M5. Check out the F10 visions of Nowack, Lumma, Carline, Racing Dynamics, Hamann, Kerscher, and Brabham. Tuning company Nowack has plans to tune all the gasoline models for more power, from the 528i to the 550i.
Here is the Lumma CLR 510 S (as we previously covered here) with aggressive rear bumper and diffuser, sport exhaust, and carbon fiber wings.
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Jon Sibal peels the camoflage off a recent F10 5 series spy photo to reveal a sleek and beautifully proportioned car underneath.
Coinciding with our newest F10 5-series photos comes official insider info regarding the F10′s purpose, design, and goals. Read inside.
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