2010 BMW 5-series

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

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,365
    Likes Received:
    410
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    My brother owned an E34 M5 followed by an E39 540i. They were sweet. It's a shame they haven't made a desirable 5 in so long though. Yup.
    The E34 M5 is rare. A colleague had a red one that looked really good.
     
  2. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

    Messages:
    1,581
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Location:
    Between Two Pillars of Ivory...
    Have you seen the new 2011 5 series ? That car looks great. The 550 looks like it purrs.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I like the looks of the current M5, and think it makes the 5-series look really good.
    +1....I can't think of many sedans I would choose over the present M5.
     
  4. epb

    epb Senior member

    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    The E34 M5 is rare. A colleague had a red one that looked really good.

    A neighbor of mine had a red one with gold BBS wheels. My jaw dropped when he sold it and came home with a Mini Cooper S. I'd love a black one in my stable - the E34's look more aggressive than the more popular E39 M5 to me, and they were the last hand-built Ms. The E36 M3 and E39 M5 began slotting M-division cars in with regular production.
     
  5. greg_atlanta

    greg_atlanta Senior member

    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Atlanta
    I think the overall shape echos the E39. The character line works well, glad it's parallel to the road (not pointing downward). The taillights are a missed opportunity (too bland).

    It looks taller so I hope it has more headroom.
     
  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Have you seen the new 2011 5 series ? That car looks great. The 550 looks like it purrs.

    [​IMG]


    Is closer to this:

    [​IMG]

    Than this ever was:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

    Messages:
    2,461
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
  8. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    88
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    ^ Hideous. BMW is falling in love with hatchbacks [​IMG]
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,365
    Likes Received:
    410
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    I don't like the hatchback.
     
  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    11,040
    Likes Received:
    17,969
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden
  11. username79

    username79 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    I like it better than the wagon.

    New front end promises to be stunning on the road.
     
  12. Nomad_K

    Nomad_K Senior member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    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.


    I am biased based on experiences from my youth - seeing a 930 slantnose tear through the Appalachians - but I always loved the 930 slantnose and the 993 turbo. I appreciate the build of the 996, but felt the style of the car itself could have been more groundbreaking considering all of the other radical changes underneath the skin.
     
  13. Nomad_K

    Nomad_K Senior member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Re the M5 - I have yet to have a proper (out of traffic) drive in the current M5 - but the E34 and E39 were both amazing automobiles to drive. They were truly in a different class than any other 'sporting saloon,' 'four door sports car,' or any other moniker bestowed by any other manufacturer of the era. I will give an honorable mention to the W210 E55 as it was an absolute beast of a car - I had a ride in one that embarrassed a C5 along a straight and through a few winding roads as well.
     
  14. sonick

    sonick Senior member

    Messages:
    6,031
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Speaking of the M5, http://magazine.windingroad.com/issue/52/ A few generations of the M5, along iwth an M1, 353i, and 635csi at the Nurburgring. Nice pics, good read. Got it in a newsletter from eBay of all places...
     
  15. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    no E28 shoutouts in this thread, which is odd, because I thought people always liked them. I plan to have a nice E12 or E28 someday (hopefully sooner than later, since they are all rotting to pieces) and they were one of the first cars I ever really fell in love with, my uncle had a black one in the '80s. Something like this (which would be US importable now) http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/detail...00CU0004581498
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by