The world wide premiere of the F10 5-series ActiveHybrid concept is not until the official BMW Press Conference tomorrow, but we bring you photos today of BMW’s newest hybrid concept. As you can see by the scene, the 5-series hybrid is a main part of a presentation that will be held by Dr. Reithofer, which will stress BMW’s EfficientDynamics concept.
A 5post member has shared this great set of F10 5-series photos from a F10 VIP launch event held in Sweden. See inside for the full set.
Here are the first photos of an F10 5-series sedan right alongside the F11 5-series touring. As one can see, besides the difference in roofline and the rear design, the F11 touring retains the F10s beautiful lines and design features.
Here is yet another review of the 5-series to add to our growing list. This video is in dutch but they have been thoughtful enough to subtitle it in English for the rest of us. Take a look below and enjoy..
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
It’s always fun to get some insight into the manufacturing process behind the beautiful final BMW products. For F10 5-series fans, here are some behind the scenes photos of the production line at the Dingolfing plant in Germany.
Bengt Halvorson with The Car Connection was at the Portugal press event and give his take on the new F10 5-Series. Here is a telling quote from the article: The new 2011 BMW 535i is more of a drivers car than than the current 2010 5-Series…
Car and Driver magazine has put up their review of the new 5-series straight from Portugal. Read the select quotes below but make sure to follow the link the full article! Indeed, you can take comfort in the fact that the 2011 BMW 5-series looks like the latest 7-series, but it is more tight, dynamic, and alert. The new 5 does a nice job masking its size and mass.
The photography is really nice in this review, and the article is well written. Follow the link below for the full article, or just read the quotes. We’re now officially 37 years beyond the introduction of the first-generation 5 Series and we still havent gotten over it. When were in take-it-easy mode, the new 5 Series feels damned near ideal and not boatlike in the least. Then we punch Sport+ in BMWs Driving Dynamics Control and knock out all the stability control systems when its safe to do so, and the gnarlier spirit of the 2011 BMW 535i glows through the handsomely toned-down interior redesign. Van Hooydonk and his team, like all design squads these days, have had to give paramount … CONTINUED