2010 BMW 535i
On the whole, we're pretty impressed with the 2011 BMW 5 Series, and after conducting our first drive in Portugal, we're confident that the F10 Fiver will make its way to the head of the class once again. Next week, the car will officially debut for the North American public at the New York Auto Show, and it will officially go on sale in June of this year, priced from $50,475 for the 535i and $60,575 for the 550i (including $875 for destination and handling).
The first key item to note is the base prices for both models are actually less than the current cars (only slightly, truth be told). However, in true German business-class luxury form, it's the options list that'll get you. Naturally, you'll want to shell out $2,200 for the Sport Package, and we'd recommend adding $2,700 for the Dynamic Handling Package, as well. Other fancy-shmancy add-ons include the usual Premium ($1,800, 535i only) or Premium 2 ($4,900/$2,800, 535i/550i) packages, Nappa leather ($2,450/$1,000), rear-seat entertainment ($2,200), integral active steering ($1,750), active cruise control ($2,400) and night vision with pedestrian detection ($2,600). The full list of options is available after the jump.
Still, even with the Exhaustive options list, the 5 Series is competitively priced against its key competitors the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. And with a choice of two turbocharged engines, top-notch interior refinement and some shiny new sheetmetal, we're sure that prospective 5 Series owners will be quite pleased.
2011 BMW 523i Start-Up and Full Vehicle Tour Part 1
What a video! I went to the BMW showroom yesterday just for fun, and I saw this brand new F10 5-Series test drive unit. I immediately asked for the keys to this and made a thorough video on the car, which resulted in a video over 17 minutes long, and I had to split the video into two. The first part is all about the overview of the car, with an engine shot and a start-up with the door open. The second part I take you through the iDrive screen, radio, air-con, functions inside the car that needed power and start-up clips with the door closed as well as from the Exhaust.
Note; This local Malaysian version of the F10 523i is powered by the N52B25 2.5litre inline six BMW engine, with 204bhp and 250Nm of torque. It is not the same as the 523i in Europe that uses the N53B30 3.0litre inline six engine with 204bhp and 270Nm of torque.
2011 BMW 5 Series on the Road.
Sponsored by http://www.couponsoffersanddeals.com (Free Digital Coupons), http://www.buttinseat.com (For Auto Dealers) and http://www.ANProximityMarketing.com (Mobile Advertising). BMW Group Launch held in Philadelphia, PA. was setting for 2011 BMW 5 Series on the road. May 10-12, 2010.
2011 BMW 5 Series, How to Use Telematics.
Sponsored by http://www.couponsoffersanddeals.com (Free Digital Coupons), http://www.buttinseat.com (For Auto Dealers) and http://www.ANProximityMarketing.com (Mobile Advertising). BMW Group Launch held in Philadelphia, PA. was setting for 2011 BMW 5 Series on the road. May 10-12, 2010. Fran Dance, Manager, Telematics, demonstrate voice response navigation, cell phone paring, concierge service and more at NJ Motorsport Park.
New BMW 5 Series
This is Don's next car. Maybe not this year, and maybe not next year, but certainly within the next three years.
Update: Don bought a 535xi this year (Sept, 2012). Carbon black, beige interior, M Sport package.