|1st September 2009, 00:05||#61|
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I am hoping by now you have bought the car but if you still are thing then IMO the 530D is the best choice, it might be more money but I would say the money is well worth it.
Futher more the fact that the car will be self driven most of the time, I would not look at anything else.
|1st September 2009, 01:28||#62|
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|20th January 2010, 13:01||#63|
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My advice to u...( if u hav'nt already bought the car i.e...) would be.."WAIT" . The 5 is seriously close to a generation leap and unless u absolutely LOVE the e60 OR completely DETEST the upcoming f10 5 series, u have got every reason to wait. Here is what is in the pipeline. To a certain extent, like you, i too have a soft spot for petrol engines...love em ! & so in a few months time, BMW are coming out with the brand new 535i, basically with the same 3 litre engine seen in the 530i but tuned to 306..(YES 306!!!!) BHP. No specific news on the 535D 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 306hp power under the hood. (0-100km times unknown as of now but considering its quicker than the 530i, id expect it to be somewhere in between the 6 to 6.5sec bracket)
(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 n a mountain range full of torque
(5) Base model would be the 520D with again the same engine as that of the current model. (185 or 187hp i assume)
* EXCEPT THE 520D, which is a 4cyl mill, all others would be 6cyl mills.
The 2011 (f10) 5 series is LONGER, WIDER & SHORTER than the current 5 series, but looks are a lot more mild compared to the aggressive looks of the e60. Opinions differ on the f10's looks but all in all its a definate stonker of a car and you have every reason to wait for it ( I AM TOO !! ) you wouldnt be disappointed.
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