5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Woah, Nelly! Got my new Car & Driver mag yesterday and pictured therein was a rolling piece of 4-door automotive sculpture that, to me, totally defines what the new E60 5-Series SHOULD have looked like (but fell way short).
As you can see from the attached sample photos, if Bangle had emerged from his design studio with THIS, the styling of the new 5 would have been MUCH better received! So don't tell me the E60's styling has to look as it does in order to be "daring" or "bold". Pshaw.....
Originally posted by Torque+Apr 15 2005, 01:48 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Torque @ Apr 15 2005, 01:48 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Eric S.@Apr 14 2005, 10:35 PM BTW, in that very same issue, the new 530i comes in a weak-kneed 6th place out of 8 cars luxo sedans.* Embarrasing.
You know why that is so ? Because none of the magazines I ever read that did such comparisons used the top-of-the-line BMW, and then used the top models of other makes.
Of course, a 530i will not be as good as that 5-liter powered Benz or whatever... stick a m5 in there and you got a winner.
Actually, just stick a 545 in there and you got a winner...
Anyway, they were using the old engine in that 530, the new one should be getting I think it's a 30hp increase in power. I read that article, they say it themselves.
And I happen to like MB but I cant stand that new CLS. I've seen it on the street, and it's OKAY, but in pictures, it looks like a fucking pig. The front end looks like a snout, and the back end looks like a 50 year old womans ass. They could have made it MUCH better IMO. They tried to give it passion, and they just messed it all up. Ugliest benz I've ever seen.
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