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2011 BMW 535i Review

Wednesday August 18th, 2010 at 8:88 AM
Posted by: the911guy

By Dan Tsuchiya

Pros:

  • Aluminum body panels for weight savings
  • Improved handling through suspension changes
  • Bumper mounted cameras
  • Fuel efficient for a 2 ton car

Cons:

  • Blandness has set into the 5 series styling
  • Manual transmission drivability not top notch
  • Pricey in comparison to competition
  • Seat coolers are missing

The sixth generation of the 5-series BMW has finally graduated in the handling and technology areas to keep up, if not ahead of its competition. Large improvements have been achieved through technology provided by its bigger brother the 7-series including a double wishbone style front suspension and cool safety features like bumper mounted cameras. The 300 hp inline six now has direct injection and a twin scroll single turbo which provides torque from 1200 RPM.

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BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo – SUV or Sedan?

Tuesday February 24th, 2009 at 6:22 AM
Posted by: goofshow

BMW 5-series GT concept

BMW is the ultimate driving machine. And I know this because it’s firmly stated on their press release. Still, it’s a darn fine ride. At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, (my second favorite thing about Geneva; don’t ask me about my first) once again it was BMW Debutante Season, as the company unveiled to society its latest vehicle cultivated for the upper crust. In this case, their little-baby-daughter-ready-for-womanhood is the Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo.

The plot thickens. Here’s a twist in this sorted BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo tale: is the vehicle a sporty BMW Sedan or a modern SUV? To answer your question,……………IT’S BOTH!!!!! (Note all the exclamation points.)

Photographs and more details after the jump.

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