Bimmerpost member SkipSauls provides a great review (and photos) of the 2011 535i against the new X5 and the N54 335i. His perspective from being a long term 335i owner should provides some nice insight for those of you coming from the E90/E92 335i or another N54 based car.
Bryan@mwerks was given the opportunity to test drive the upcoming (and mask taped) BMW X3 and has posted up the story @ Kilometer Magazine. Here are some excerpts from the article, but as always follow the jump to read the whole story
For 2011, the X3 grows up a bit, finally coming into its own as a true compact SUV instead of a jacked-up station wagon. Outright agility — while still very much important to the essence of any BMW — takes a back seat to, well, back seat comfort, cargo space, ride quality and general sophistication. Think of the next X3 as a … CONTINUED
Reviewer Scott Burgess from the Detroit News test drives the X6M and comes away eating crow (i.e. thoroughly impressed with the super truck despite his initial prediction).
Details on the upcoming 2011 BMW X3 are slowly leaking out by way of a serious of auto reports from a select few publications allowed a beforehand peak of the new car. Details are coming way of 3 major publications so far (follow the links below to read the full stories!), the most detailed of them has to be from Autobild which includes a drive.
For German speakers amongst us, follow the jump below to the read the full article. For the rest of us, here are some of their impressions:
First and foremost, the cars plastics and materials have been significantly upgraded and are now more X5 then current X3, including the … CONTINUED
Edmunds blogs about the top three best features of the 2011 BMW 5 series (F10). Their choices are the Dynamic Handling Package, the automated parking assist with parking cameras, and the Eight-speed automatic transmission. What do our own F10 owners / test drivers think? Feel free to chime in.
The DCT dual clutch transmission and N55 engine has come to the 2011 1-series and Car and Driver takes their first drive of the 135i with this new motor and transmission configuration. Check out their initial assessment inside.
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!
Its really a shame that the word "hybrid" has such a miserly connotation. Its as though everything stamped with the word has to be either economical, eco-friendly or worse: both! How are giant luxury cars with twin-turbocharged V8s supposed to fit in a category like that?
As far as we can tell, this car must have been swapped at birth with some prototype of a 7 Series with an M badge. This is funny, because the hybrid badge this car wears automatically leads us to expect a BMW 740i
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.