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 … 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 … CONTINUED
After the recent press event in Portugal, automotive journalists are wasting no time in giving their impressions of the 535i. So far, its smooth sailing. This time, Road and Track magazine share their thoughts. Below are some select quotes, but follow the links at the bottom of the page for the full article! It takes only a couple laps of Estoril, the famed Iberian circuit that held Formula 1 races in its mid-1980s heyday, to find that the new 6th-generation BMW 535i handles … CONTINUED
AutoWeekUSA has done a really nice synopsis of the upcoming F10 535i. Here are some select quotes from the full article which you can read by following the link down below. On the highway, the 535is engine is barley audible at a steady cruise. That’s because BMW geared the eight-speed automatic so high, you rarely need more than 2,000 rpm; the top gear runs a 0.667:1 ratio. The new electro-mechanical steering system with rear-wheel steer makes the 535i even more maneuverable around town than … CONTINUED
The 2011 F10 5-series is one of the most hotly anticipated sedans in years and it shows in the many tuners that already have big plans for tuning and customizing the F10 5-series and F10 M5. Check out the F10 visions of Nowack, Lumma, Carline, Racing Dynamics, Hamann, Kerscher, and Brabham. Tuning company Nowack has plans to tune all the gasoline models for more power, from the 528i to the 550i.
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Autospies brings us more F10 5-series photos from the Portugal press event, this time of live pictures from the test drives given to members of the automotive press. Expect the first test drive reviews of the F10 today or tomorrow. One German publication has already previewed its article for tomorrow, calling the F10 the “BEST BMW EVER”!
Autospies was on hand at the 2011 BMW 5-Series press launch event held in Cascais, Portugal. They were able to ogle and take photos of the 550i, 535i, and 520d.
Time marches on and the F10 BMW M5 continues its cold weather testing ahead of its scheduled launch for 2011. To recap, this car is expected to utilize a turbo charged V8 engine derived from the motor used in the X5 and X6 M. Power outputs are still unknown but I would bet on it being higher then that of the X5/X6M. Other M5 Spy pictures can be seen here.
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Inside you’ll find full F10 5-series pricing for the UK market, including base model, package, and options pricing. *Options and packages will vary in the North American market.