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 BMW 5-Series are now solidly flowing out of BMWs grasp and into the hands of lucky owners across the country. Yesterday another 5Post member in New Jersey took delivery of a brand new 550i in Titanium Silver. Have a hop over and share some congrats!
Here’s a great detailed walk-through video of an F10 523i, showing details large and small including lighting elements, convenience features, etc. Perfect for those of you awaiting your new 5-series to be delivered.
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!
We bring you the first ever sighting (other than those who have already been given a preview) of an F10 5-series with M-sport package! As usual, the F10 5-series Msport package includes a more aggressive revised front bumper, sideskirts, rear bumper, and some seriously nice looking M-sport wheels! As previously reported, the 2011 5-series M-sport is expected to make its debut in October at the Paris Auto Show.
In a recent world premiere, the BMW F10 530d successfully passed a crash test involving brake intervention. The brake intervention technology found in the current F10 5-series and F01 7-series employs a series of safety features, from visual/audible warning to automatic braking. Read the details of this technology inside.
In BMW CEO Norbert Reithofers recent report (full report below) to shareholders, the CEO is reporting that the F10 5-series has received considerably more orders than planned so far. According to him, BMWs highlight of the year is most definitely the new BMW 5 series.
In the BMW CEO Norbert Reithofers report (full report below) to shareholders yesterday, the CEO confirmed the F10 5-series Activehybrid will begin production in 2011 and that BMW also has plans for a 3-series hybrid (presumably with the next generation F30 / F32 3-series).
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.
BMW has confirmed that U.S. will receive an F10 5-series diesel model. The likely candidates would be the 530d or 525d. In addition, BMW may sell a hybrid version of its popular 5-Series sedan in the U.S. as early as next year.
Congrats to 5POST member gordocam on his newly delivered F10 530d! He’s head over heels over the car already, but managed to tear himself away from the steering wheel to post up his initial review. Read on.
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.
The F10 5-series recently debuted in Asia at a launch event gala held in Hong Kong. This particular F10 launch event appears to be the fanciest one yet, including musical and artistic performances and celebrity appearances. Even the F10 models on hand were the most decked out, with more wheel variety and some accessory parts.
Thanks for pinguhk for sharing the photos.
We have updated our Official F10 5-series info thread with new info, reviews, pricing, photo threads, ordering info, and more! The info thread will be continually updated throughout the F10 5-series model’s life.
Inside is the full F10 5-series accessories catalog. The nearly 20 pages of accessories covers the range from exterior cosmetic parts, to wheels, to trim, to interior convenience items. We will post the english version as soon as it becomes available.
In the many F10 5-series reviews available thus far, one of the most praised aspects of the F10 has been its great ride quality. Richard Aucock, an automotive journalist, gives us some insight as to how BMW managed to improve on the 5-series ride quality from the E60. In his latest blog entry, he writes:
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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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Seems that the tuners are easing their way into modifying the F10 5-series. Weve just seen AC Schnitzer put some of its wheels on the F10 and now its Hamanns turn. The full Hamann F10 tuning program is undoubtedly already underway, so stay tuned.