BMW 5-Series Gets More Orders Than Expected

Published by on May 21st, 2010, No Comments

2011 BMW 5-series F10 Sedan 1

BMW has done a great job in upgrading their all-new BMW 5 Series model — as a result, according to a Bloomberg report, the maker’s sales forecasts have been exceeded by a long shot. Launched in Europe this past March, the new F10 5-Series is now keeping up the flag for the German manufacturer, which as you know, in 2005 took the premium automaker crown from Mercedes-Benz — and it looks like they’re going to keep it for a while now. According to CEO Norbert Reithofer, BMW plans for “1.3 million unit sales this year”, and the new 5-Series sounds like their best bet against the recession. Don’t you think?

2011 BMW M5 Spied Testing in the cold

Published by on Jan 28th, 2010, No Comments

The big brands are all out there in the cold testing their automobiles to adjudge how well they will perform once they hit the factory floor. The latest catch is the 2011 BMW M5 more specifically known as the BMW M5 F10.

BMW M5 F10 Spied 1

The heavily camouflaged traction-control test mule reveals sculpted door panels and side sills along with a kidney grille. Other exterior and interior traits of the mid-segment emperor have been nicely clad but what are already public are the details of its 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. The plant under the hood churns 578hp at 531-lb-ft of torque which helps the upcoming M5 reach 100km/h in 4.4 seconds. Compare this 0 to 100km/h timing with the E60 M5 and you will discover that the next-gen model is 0.3 seconds quicker. The 2011 model will also feature a version of the kinetic energy recovery system which will improve the overall efficiency by 30% help the M5 F10 achieve 24mpg when the sedan hits the road in Spring next year. [via ]

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Slated for a Geneva Debut

Published by on Jan 25th, 2010, No Comments

2011 BMW 5-Series F10 sedan is ready for the grabs in the next couple of months across the globe, while an impressive new concept featuring the ActiveHybrid 5 system is ready to make to make its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Sales for the ActiveHybrid 5 laden bimmers will begin right after the concept preview, but, as weird as it may sound, it’s still a mystery when the F10 sedan will make it to US dealerships.

2011 BMW 5-series F10 Sedan

The future of the station wagon in the US is also under the cloud after BMW has managed to sell less than 1,000 E60 (generation 5) touring models and the company has been clear why they’re pulling out the station wagon from the market. The addition of the ActiveHybrid 5 system will up the price quotient but BMW will try to keep the increase to minimum keeping in view the current market state. Initially, it will be the 535i and the 550i that will go on sale in June while the other models will follow later.

Note: pictured above is a 2011 BMW 5-series F10 Sedan