What do you guys think of the new style BMW 5-Series (F10)?

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  1. jet

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  2. Grey

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    It looks nice, but nowhere as nice as a Jaguar XF.

    It seems like someone shrunk an F01 7-series. Why do all the sedans from any given German manufacturer have to look like larger and smaller versions of each other?
     


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    It seems like someone shrunk an F01 7-series. Why do all the sedans from any given German manufacturer have to look like larger and smaller versions of each other?


    For some reason, that is what's "in" right now. This was the case for a while at BMW, then for a while it wasn't. Now it is again. :shrug:
     


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    For some reason, that is what's "in" right now. This was the case for a while at BMW, then for a while it wasn't. Now it is again. :shrug:

    Well, come on, everyone threw a fit when BMW made the cars look more individual, so you can't blame them for running back to the German "1 sausage in 3 lengths" design model.

    As for the current 5-series: I like the E60 a lot more, but Edmunds' Insideline is running a 528i in their long-term blog and they've been pretty happy with it. I don't like the new hood crease flowing around the roundel hood-theme, myself.
     


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    As for the current 5-series: I like the E60 a lot more, but Edmunds' Insideline is running a 528i in their long-term blog and they've been pretty happy with it. I don't like the new hood crease flowing around the roundel hoot-theme, myself.


    I like the E60 a lot more too (and not just because I own one). I've got this loaner F10 in my driveway right now, and when I walk up to it, or walk past it while walking the dog and look at it, it doesn't strike me with the 'wow that's a cool car to drive' feeling that the E60 still does.

    All that said, the 528i I'm 'borrowing' sure does drive very nicely. I would be quite happy owning one, but want my damn 535xi back. (There is a cold-engine hesitation problem that the dealership can't get to the bottom of.)
     


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    Reviews are not favorable in terms of the fun to drive factor. I won't be selling my '06 330i for it, for sure. And with thoughts of a turbo 4 in the 2013 3-series, I may have the best last N/A engine BMW made.

    The S54 was the finest NA BMW I6 engine.
     


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    Saw one in white today. Not a fran. The 135 looks good in white, as do many other Bimmers, but not the F10.

    The finest BMW I6 is the one that only comes in sets of pairs: the S70/2 in the Big Mac.

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    I spent a few days tooling around in the new 550. I find the design a decided improvement over the previous generation, although in general I hate how the German makers are plumping up throughout their ranges - this one was about the size of a 7-series my dad had two generations back. Interior layout is outstanding, and I can finally use the iDrive without getting the urge to stab myself in the neck. Acceleration is terrific, although road feel is pretty poor IMO. Unfortunately, road feel is what I've loved most about BMW.
     


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    The new 550 can be optioned well into the $90K's, now that is insane.
     


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    The new 550 can be optioned well into the $90K's, now that is insane.

    ...a naked 550i costs 105.952$ in Russia...
     


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    The new 550 can be optioned well into the $90K's, now that is insane.
    The 550 was on my short list for a brief period. I optioned it for the mid 80s.
    Too much for that car.
     


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    i like it a lot. waiting to see the spec on the new M5 before doing anything rash [​IMG]
     


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    i like it a lot. waiting to see the spec on the new M5 before doing anything rash [​IMG]

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    i like it a lot. waiting to see the spec on the new M5 before doing anything rash [​IMG]

    No, you don't.

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