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 taut, flame-surfacing route.
2. No significant improvement in interior space (esp rear legroom) and boot space is actually less than current E60.
3. Several storage cubby holes every where (front and rear console)
4. Interior switchgear, layout … CONTINUED
Audi is airing two new commercials during the Winter Olympics currently underway. If you haven’t yet seen it, they’re not so subtle digs against Audi’s main rivals – BMW and Lexus. Check out the spots inside.
Manhart has announced its 3-stage supercharger tuning program for the BMW M3, good for up to 655 HP, 0-100km/hr in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h. Also detailed is Manhart’s tuning program for the X5M and X6M. Full details and photos inside.
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.
AC Schnitzer has released its tuning and cosmetic program for the BMW X1. The program includes more aggressive tune and exhaust system, suspension and handling upgrades, and full compliment of cosmetic parts. The ACS X1 will debut in just a couple of weeks at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Look for our coverage!
One of the writers over @ Jalopnik was allowed into one of BMWs many secret warehouses while in Germany. What he was treated too was a true medly of some of BMWs greatest vehicles. Heres a quick quote from the article but follow the jump to read the entire story
: I was in Germany for the debut of the E90 3-series coupe and the technical backgrounder for the N54 turbo six. I was part of a small group of American journalists, and while we spent most of our time in and around BMWs new-car facility, we had dinner on … CONTINUED
With the upcoming BMW M1 becoming available in Frozen Gray Metallic exterior, the interest in this special color has surged. However, most of the photos we have seen have only been indoor or studio photos, so here’s a glimpse into how this stunning color looks outside in daylight.
The upcoming BMW M1 will feature an impressive options personalization program for many cosmetic additions. Mentioned items include a full range of carbon fiber exterior parts. M-stripes on exterior (in different colors and placements). 18″ competition wheels in two different finishes. Multiple matte exterior colors and the return of Techno Violet !
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
Check out these beautiful renders of one of BMWs most hotly anticipated new M cars — the F10 BMW M5. The new M5 is expected to bow in one years time at the 2011 Geneva auto show, a year after the regular F10 5-series sedan makes its world premiere at the 2010 Geneva show next month.