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2010 BMW 5-series

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Roy, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Roy

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    Finally looks good again! [​IMG]
     
  3. spudnik99

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    Yes, it looks better.
     
  4. zjpj83

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    boring but at least not ugly
     
  5. JayJay

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    I think it's a great improvement. Looks a lot like the new 7. I like it.
     
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    its fucking ugly. and bloated
    grilles are like the new z4, which are hideous.
     
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    Is Van Hooijdonk de rommel van Bangle aan het opruimen Roy? Het is in ieder geval een hele verbetering.
     
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    Can't really see a big difference besides the front end.. Looks good though, but not crazy about where the lip of the hood is in relation to the front grilles..
     
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    Well, it's not so much of a surprise as the previous restyling, which IMHO went from the best-ever 5 (possibly best ever BMW) design to a very quirky one. A few years of seeing the Bangle designs on a daily basis has watered down what might have been a stronger reaction.

    I think it's a step in the right direction, in a similar way that the 997 was a step back towards what should have been after the radical changes of the 996.
     
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    I saw that the new 550i GT is gonna be like $65K list, so it's fairly obvious what the new 5 sedans are gonna cost as well... I know new cars are expensive nowadays in the US, but shit.... that is a lot of money for a 5-series. How much will the new M5 be? $85K? $90K?

    I like it more than the new E-class, that car has become very popular in my parts already (and cars cost 150% of the US price or more, so a new E320 is like $90K here) but that isn't saying much because the new MB design language isn't great and is only marginally worse than BMW's design language of the past 10 years. This new 5 is extremely boring looking and that is the only thing that is really going for it, as well. People are just saying, 'well, at least it's better than the E60'....
     
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    The Bangle Butt is gone but there's still a lot of junk in that trunk.
     
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    It's in the middle of an identity crisis. It doesn't know whether to grow up or be like its little brother.
     
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    I miss the E39. [​IMG]
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    What a great commercial. Man, I remember the first time I drove one. 400hp under the hood, but damn, I kept thinking to myself what a balanced and controllable car it was. Close to perfection.
     
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    What a great commercial.

    Man, I remember the first time I drove one. 400hp under the hood, but damn, I kept thinking to myself what a balanced and controllable car it was. Close to perfection.


    I had a marketing project for my last full semester at school, and we choose BMW. The commercials / ads were met with much enthusiasm by the class and by the professor.

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    Nothing compares to the pinnacle that was the e39. imo the greatest 4 door sedan of all time. That entire era was the pinnacle of car design for me and bmw nailed it.

    also,
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    I had a marketing project for my last full semester at school, and we choose BMW. The commercials / ads were met with much enthusiasm by the class and by the professor.

    http://thechessworld.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/7/bmw_checkmate.jpg[IMG]
    [IMG]https://www.styleforum.net/images/smilies/smile.gif


    Ha! Ironically, I chose Audi for my marketing project when I was in undergrad.
     
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    Ha! Ironically, I chose Audi for my marketing project when I was in undergrad.

    Even more ironically I have never owned a BMW and owned an Audi at the time of the project.
     
  20. Rusty G.

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    I think it's beautiful and I'll consider it when it's time to trade in the old E500.
     

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