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Old 28th January 2010, 12:26   #181
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love the M5 from the earlier posts, looks great.

not a fan of those rear lights though
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i have mixed feelings about the new 5..although its more mature looking some how i always had this liking for the current 5,it looked so devilish with those headlights!!
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Originally Posted by arjunrudra View Post
WOw the new 5 series looks amazing . Looks very mature now . Wonder when they plan to launch it in india. They should definitely try to bring the stomper diesel if they want to win the competition against Merc , because they have an awesome package to battle with.
"Am posting one of my replies that i posted a few weeks ago in another thread with a few changes here & there as a response to your post, it should bring you up to date with the f10 5 series news"

Here is what is in the pipeline. In a few months time (June 10 in the US and probably sep-oct 10 in India) , BMW are coming out with the brand new 535i, basically with the same 3 litre engine seen in the 530i but tuned to 302..(YES 302!!!!) BHP. No specific news on the 535D ( specs 535d - 265bhp and 560NM torque) as yet but considering mercedes have launched the 350cdi, i would say BMW would launch the 535D sometime after the launch of the petrol 535i...so what you would have is a wide choice for starts....
The Flagship 535i .....in-line 6 with 302hp power under the hood with 300NM torque. 0-100km - 5.7sec with high octane fuel so u can expect it to be a tad slower in India,say around 6seconds.
(2) The current 530i would be launched with a new tag, "528i" with the same 258hp engine doing work
(3) Following that would be the the 523i with the same specs as that of the current 525i
(4) the 530D would also be launched with the same engine...245 hp but with torque increased from the current model's 500NM
(5) Base model would be the 520D with again the same engine as that of the current model.

* EXCEPT THE 520D, which is a 4cyl mill, all others would be 6cyl mills.

As a response to this statment of yours - "They should definitely try to bring the stomper diesel if they want to win the competition against Merc , because they have an awesome package to battle with"

well, the current e60 530d was put up against the latest mercedes benz w212 e 350cdi which has 230hp with 540NM torque & the e60 diesel bmw was found to be quicker than the latest Merc, add to that, the f10 2011 530D is said to b even quicker than the current 530D so you can just imagine what its capabilities could be. Lastly, If BMW do plan to bring out the 535D in response to the current Merc 350cdi ( Bimmer's 265hp ,560NM torque against Merc's 231hp ,540NM torque), the verdict it there to be seen, isnt it ?

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Default BMW 5 Series Touring - 2011

The new BMW 5 Series Touring is the perfect symbiosis of driving pleasure, efficiency, versatility and sporting elegance. The 4th generation of the Business Touring convinces through powerful design aesthetics, modern premium-level functionality and brand-typical driving dynamics combined with exemplary efficiency. Extensive comfort and safety features, which include numerous BMW-exclusive driver assistance systems, substantiate the outstanding qualities of the new BMW 5 Series Touring as an upper midrange touring car.
Design: individual styling, sporting elegance.
The design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is characterised by a high level of individuality with regard to its proportions and surface design. Its uniqueness is reflected by dynamic and powerful looks. With its long bonnet, short overhangs, the longest wheelbase in its segment, the stretched silhouette and a steeply inclined roofline, the new BMW 5 Series Touring possesses an elegance unrivalled by its competitors.

Versatility: intelligent solutions for modern functionality.
Thanks to a multi-functional interior and intelligent detail solutions, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is fully equipped to meet the most diverse demands. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 560 litres. If desired, an increase in capacity to a maximum of 1,670 litres is guaranteed by 40 : 20 : 40 split folding rear seats, which are unique in this segment. The backrest angle is variable by up to 11 degrees. The backrest can be folded down using two control levers inside the luggage compartment, the loading space cover of which is automatically lowered when the tailgate is closed. The separately opening rear window automatically swings upwards at the push of a button.

The driving experience: supreme dynamics and outstanding comfort.
The most advanced drivetrain and suspension technologies ensure supreme sportiness and a higher level of motoring comfort. Optional Dynamic Driving Control enables drivers to set the suspension individually to their personal requirements. The new BMW 5 Series Touring features as standard pneumatic suspension on the rear axle, including automatic selflevelling. Adaptive Drive and Integral Active Steering are optionally available. The new BMW 5 Series Touring is making its debut with a choice of two straight-six petrol engines as well as a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel.

The BMW 520d Touring is powered by a 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder turbo diesel power unit featuring an aluminium crankcase and Common Rail direct injection. It is equipped with Auto Start Stop function as a standard feature, and with an average fuel consumption of 5.2 litres/100km (54.3 mpg) and a CO2 emission level of 137 g/km in an EU test cycle, it achieves the best efficiency in its segment.

The straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo under the bonnet of the BMW 535i Touring, with High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC, develops a power output of 225 kW/306 bhp. Maximum power output of the straight-six engine featured in the BMW 523i Touring in lean operation is 150 kW/204 bhp. The BMW 530d Touring features a straight six-cylinder diesel with a 180 kW/245 bhp output. Thanks to BMW BluePerformance technology it fulfils the EU6 emission standard. All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring fully comply with the EU5 requirement.

BMW EfficientDynamics: BMW 5 Series increases the lead even further.
All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring are optionally available with BMWs eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the electro-mechanical power steering EPS utilised on all variants, it makes an additional contribution towards efficiency. Depending on the model, the standard BMW EfficientDynamics measures comprise brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function (BMW 520d), gearshift point indicator, demanddependant ancillary components and active air flap control. An intelligent lightweight construction is obtained through doors, bonnet, front side panels, drivetrain and suspension components made of aluminium.

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The spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive comprises, inter alia, a Parking Assistant, Surround View, collision warning with brake activation in conjunction with Active Cruise Control, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, High-beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with detection of persons as well as Head-up Display. Furthermore, innovative office functions can be utilised via Bluetooth.

Joint development and production together with the BMW 7 Series.
The BMW 5 Series Touring is based on a newly developed vehicle architecture also used for the BMW 7 Series luxury sedans. Joint production of the BMW 5 Series Touring, the BMW 5 Series Sedan, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW 7 Series at the BMW Dingolfing Plant, combined with the extensive use of shared components, ensures highly efficient production incorporating maximum possible quality standards.

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Looks neat,especially the rear.But the real deal will be the M5 Touring!Perfect blend of practicality and brutal performance.
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Default 2011 BMW M5 |Spy Shots|

Here the most revealing spyphotos yet of the new BMW M5 while testing in Sweden. As you all know by now, the V10 is exchanged in favor of a 4,4 liter twin-turbo V8 connected to a dual-clutch gearbox. The engine is known from the X5M and X6M where it delivers some 555 horsepower, but in the M5 it could be that we will have some more wild horses to handle.

BMW is also told to be working on more lightweight materials for the M5 to make it even more agile.

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Old 28th March 2010, 06:42   #187
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Except for the quad exhaust pipes I don't see much of a difference between the normal 5 and the M. I thoroughly love the new M.
Just wish that sort of power still came from the mightly naturally aspirated v10.
Free revving enthusiast's are definitely going to miss that engine though.
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Old 28th March 2010, 12:09   #188
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The alloys look lovely.This M5 with its sublte design changes will be a good sleeper car.
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Old 28th March 2010, 14:35   #189
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I don't know if it's just me, but the rear tyres look awfully skinny for such a powerful car. This would be a great sleeper mobile. The usual M5.
And yes, the alloys look good too, but I preferred the old ones.
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Old 3rd April 2010, 09:34   #190
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Most Realistic Rendering of the F10 M5 (a must see) - 2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10

In this link, the member painstakingly created a realistic rendering of the next M5 using digital art and PS skills. check for yourself!
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That is an incredible rendering! One heck of a photoshop job! Actually looks as if it was shot at an auto show! Lots of elements from the M3 which is good. Love the rims on those!
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Old 3rd April 2010, 23:38   #192
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doesn't the photo shopped M5 have a rather small wheelbase? or its just me.
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Old 1st July 2010, 20:12   #193
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Thumbs up BMW 5 Series M Sport Package

These are leaked images from the 5Post forum of the BMW 5 Series M Sport Package.The shots show the new front bumper, complete with its aggressive new lower air inlets, side skirts and a glossy rear valance.

The kit also throws in a tiny lip spoiler for the rear trunk lid and a more aggressive suspension setup for a slightly more sporty feel. The photos also confirm that the smaller, three-spoke M steering wheel will show up as well as a set of unique seats.

Buyers opting for the sport package will also be able to choose between two new wheel programs that include 18-inch and 19-inch options.
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Sweet post dude!

I don't think the new M5 will be very different from this in terms of appearance. Add two more exhaust pipes, larger wheels, a more muscular hood and give the fog-lamps a miss; and voila! You've got the new M5. It'll be interesting to see what it'd pack under the hood.

Getting back to the kit, I'm sure several customers in India would go in for it. I've seen about a dozen 5ers with it already!

Note from Mod : PLease continue the discussion in the BMW 5 series review thread.

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