Many of our 5POST members have been wondering what exactly makes the F10′s suspension and handling so frequently praised. This interview with Jos van As, lead of the F10 chassis and suspension tuning team, provides some great insight!
The 400+ horsepower twin-turbo V8 2011 550i (F10) (all details here) made its U.S. debut today at the 2010 NY Int’l Auto Show. It made its appearance in style by being driven into the spotlight during the press conference. Sophisto gray is a hard color to capture, but we think we’ve got some pretty good representations of it in our photos.
Here are exterior and interior photos of the space gray 2011 535i from the floor of the BMW display at the NY International Auto Show. This represents the U.S. premiere of the F10 535i. A 2011 550i is also present, which we will cover a bit later.
Bimmerpost is coming to you live from the 2010 NY International Autoshow. Although the BMW Press Conference won’t take place until 3PM EST today, we’ve managed to sneak in some shots of the 335is coupe and the Alpina B7 AWD (both world premieres) for you. Stay tuned later today as we bring you more coverage!
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.
With the imminent launch of the F10 5-series in the U.S. now that the U.S. options and pricing have been revealed, many of you may be optioning out your future F10. With that in mind, we have created official color photo threads for the F10 5-series colors so that they may aid you in deciding on a color for your future 5-series. See all threads inside.
2011 F10 5-series pricing has finally been announced! The 2011 535i and 2011 550i retail pricing will start at $50,475 and $60,575 respectively ($875 destination charge included). The 535i receives BMW’s newest 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline, while the 550i will be powered by BMW’s reverse-flow 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. Both will feature the new 8-speed automatic transmission.
AC Schnitzer has released some new pictures with their wheels for the new BMW 5-series F10. They are currently developing an entire product range for the F10, including performance upgrades, exhaust systems, suspension, aero cosmetic parts and interior accessories.
At the upcoming NY International Auto Show, the all-new 5 Series will share the spotlight with the 335is Coupe and Convertible and BMW X5 SAV, which are also making their North American debuts and the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive which is making its World debut. All of the new BMWs will be 2011 models.
BMW has released its full lineup of OEM wheels for the F10 5-series. A total of 16 wheels are available, ranging from 17 to 20 inches in diameter. Check out the full range of F10 wheel options inside.
5POST member Rich535d is our first lucky member to take delivery of the F10 2011 5-series! He picked it up this past Saturday and the car has already exceeded his high expectations. See inside for photos of his F10 525d and his initial impressions!
The first photos of F10 5-series official BMW accessories have now been released. These are of course not the only accessories that will be available for the F10 5-series sedan, and more will be revealed in due course. Seen here are blackout grill, clear tailights, car cover, rear CF spoiler, and chrome mirrors. Source: BMW.de
The BMWNA ordering guide for the F10 2011 535i and 550i sedans are now available for reference! Courtesy of 5POST member pharding, the ordering guide lists all standard and available options, packages, and wheels. Absolute necessity for anyone planning on ordering an F10. Check it out inside.