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post #91 of 105
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Originally Posted by epb View Post
Most luxury cars are leased, people in that income bracket/demographic don't drive decade old cars. Those percentages are in line with Audi, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, last I heard. Edit: Here's a list I found - BMW 7 Series – 85.3 percent Saab 9-7x – 82.2 percent Audi A6 – 74.1 percent BMW Z4 – 70.7 percent Mercedes E-class – 70 percent Range Rover – 69.6 percent BMW 6 Series – 68.6 percent Audi A4/S4 – 68 percent BMW X3 – 67.3 percent Jaguar XJ – 65.8 percent
I chuckled.
post #92 of 105
I actually think that the new 5 is, overall, uglier than the old one--and the old one wasn't very attractive either. It's far too bulbous and round. The best-looking BMWs have always been the ones with very austere exteriors that look like they've been pulled down tight over the chassis. This thing looks like a Hyundai. Especially the headlights. What is with everyone these days and irregular, scalloped, amoeba-esque light forms?
post #93 of 105
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
I chuckled.

For the most part, he's correct (at least according to my anecdotal experience).
post #94 of 105
I went to the BMW Innovation Drive today, and got to boot about in the new 550i (They officially release on Tuesday here, so we got to drive in 1 of the only 6 registered in the country) and it wasn't that bad of a drive. The car feels more nimble now than the previous model, and given the fact that it's shape is more like a 3 series, it feels like less of a boat to drive compared to the previous model. (I'm still a 335 coupe guy though)

Shot one pic with my camera phone:




Got to test out the new 335d as well. The crew were hyping up the torque over the regular 3, I wasnt that impressed. But the fuel economy is something to behold. 5.9L/100km (I'm in Canada.)
post #95 of 105
^^^I like the looks of the new 5.
post #96 of 105
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I actually think that the new 5 is, overall, uglier than the old one--and the old one wasn't very attractive either. It's far too bulbous and round. The best-looking BMWs have always been the ones with very austere exteriors that look like they've been pulled down tight over the chassis. This thing looks like a Hyundai. Especially the headlights. What is with everyone these days and irregular, scalloped, amoeba-esque light forms?

fuel economy and safety regs FTW?
post #97 of 105
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
fuel economy and safety regs FTW?

Of course, concerns for fuel economy (perceived, at least) and safety regulations influenced the current model. That doesn't change the fact that it is more bloated than the last.
post #98 of 105
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Of course, concerns for fuel economy (perceived, at least) and safety regulations influenced the current model. That doesn't change the fact that it is more bloated than the last.

I'm not disagreeing... (maybe a little, I don't think "bloated" is the word I'd use exactly). But it's too bad that just about every car these days looks like a Toyo-Hun-Da derivative due to "front impact safety etc...

I'd probably buy this bugger just on the "different" principle...



or gimme an A7:

post #99 of 105
The best-looking sedan I've seen recently is the Volkswagen CC. Everything on that car looks balanced and just right.

--Andre
post #100 of 105
I like the new E63... minus the raised rear haunches, I think the car could do completely without them, but they do make better design sense on the coupe version. I like the new multi-faceted modern look, it looks very 'digital' with the string of LEDs, and the healthy uprightness of the rear windshield over the square trunk, and the new forged wheels.
post #101 of 105
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post
The best-looking sedan I've seen recently is the Volkswagen CC. Everything on that car looks balanced and just right.

--Andre

I pondered the CC (I have a Passat now) but when you get the all-wheel drive you might as well be the much prettier A5 for the price.
post #102 of 105
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
or gimme an A7:

I saw what I think was the new A8 today, it was gorgeous albeit very similar to the A4. I'd like to see an A7, it looks better in the pic than the A8.
post #103 of 105
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
I saw what I think was the new A8 today, it was gorgeous albeit very similar to the A4. I'd like to see an A7, it looks better in the pic than the A8.

Oh yeah? I've only seen it at a car show and what must have been a test car as they're not out until Fall IIRC. I don't think they look much like the 4... that front grill being the giveaway. Or I should say, that at least I think there is more differentiation between 4-6-8 than between BMW's 3-5-7 (which has long been the complaint).

I think that pic of the 7 is a mock-up. At any rate- would take it if not for the $$$
post #104 of 105
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
Oh yeah? I've only seen it at a car show and what must have been a test car as they're not out until Fall IIRC. I don't think they look much like the 4... that front grill being the giveaway. Or I should say, that at least I think there is more differentiation between 4-6-8 than between BMW's 3-5-7 (which has long been the complaint). I think that pic of the 7 is a mock-up. At any rate- would take it if not for the $$$
True, it's not in the U.S. until fall. I saw it outside the U.S.
post #105 of 105
rumor has it that the new Audi 7 will also come (in the future) in an RS7 config with 500+ horsepower
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