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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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