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Old 09-09-2003, 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by ApocalypseCL
those of you that think its ugly your crazy! tht thing is soooooooooooooooo nice! I would take that over any Benz! V10 500hp and a real manual not those fake ones that the worst driver can master.....BMW 4 LIFE!!! Well thats until i reach Ferrari!
You sound like......could it be......a FANBOY!
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i got two words for ya....fug-lee
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i dunno about the styling. i like the current e39 design much better. cant deny the performance tho.

I think the current e39 is too bland and boxy looking.

Im in love with the exterior design of the new 5er!! Im sure most of you guys will change your mind later on
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I love the current M5 but the new one doesn't look that bad. I hope they don't have the shit on the bottom and I wish the taillights were different. I'd pimp it but would take an e55 or rs6 over it. Might even take the current M5 over it.
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Damn thats too bad cuz i love the current style of the 5 series. This one just doesn't do it for me. E55 in a heartbeat.
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Hey you're talking too much mantis
Naaa, he's just got a mouth full . . . .

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Old 09-10-2003, 01:44 PM
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the back is so ugly sad, but its fast
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Old 09-10-2003, 05:24 PM
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It's a great-looking car...it just doesn't look like a BMW.

And, yes, I'd certainly park ANY Bimmer in my garage. I'm sure it'll perform like tits.
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:55 AM
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It's fugly. Sure is still called a M5, but its not worthy of it. Regardless of the engine.
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the bottom will be painted in production but that sure is ugly as shit
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:47 AM
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New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

The speed channel recently reviewed the new 2004 BMW 5-series...

Here are the performance numbers they reported:

0-60 7.3 seconds
Quarter mile was clocked at 15.6 sec (@92 MPH)
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:48 AM
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That's slow!
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:51 AM
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Real life BMW 545i photo (from Frankfurt). I am sure that's gonna be much faster.


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Old 09-16-2003, 11:56 AM
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Was it the Auto or the stick?

If thats the stick then it looks like the 6spd TL will have it whooped.
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Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

Originally posted by gavriil
The speed channel recently reviewed the new 2004 BMW 5-series...

Here are the performance numbers they reported:

0-60 7.3 seconds
Quarter mile was clocked at 15.6 sec (@92 MPH)

meh......i can get a TL for cheaper. Has more goodies, is faster, cheaper to maintain
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Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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meh......i can get a TL for cheaper. Has more goodies, is faster, cheaper to maintain

free maintance for 3 years on the bimmer. :P Oh and

Handling > Speed


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Old 09-16-2003, 01:03 PM
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Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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free maintance for 3 years on the bimmer. :P Oh and

Handling > Speed


IMO
3 years....after that does BMW provide the lube? Moreover, BMW is already charging for the services in the base price of the car.


handling > speed.....agreed but let's just see how this new TL does. I would suspect it's leaps and bounds better than the previous gen.
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That is not bad at all for a 3.0 litre six cylinder. I would deffinitly get the new TL over this though, and spend my money on a sick sound system, and rims.
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thats auto stick is probably like 6.7 to 6.9 but the handling is awesome and rwd
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Re: Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

Originally posted by Zapata
I would suspect it's leaps and bounds better than the previous gen.
i agree that it will leaps and bounds better then it was before, but so will the beemer
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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i agree that it will leaps and bounds better then it was before, but so will the beemer
eh, TL had much more room for improvement. 5 series is what it is.....great car no doubt....
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thats not bad , its only the 530...i dont think its meant to be fast,
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Old 09-16-2003, 02:14 PM
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Re: Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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I would suspect it's leaps and bounds better than the previous gen.

thats not saying much
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Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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free maintance for 3 years on the bimmer. :P Oh and

Handling > Speed


IMO
I am unimpressed with BMW handling. I was running at Gingerman a few weeks ago in a 330i sport and I was a little disappointed. The car had way too much understeer built into it. I was expecting a much more neutral feel.
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how many miles were on the tires?
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how many miles were on the tires?
Couple Thousand miles on the tires. I had the stock Dunlops up front and AVS ES100s in the rear, which didnt make a difference. I was running lap times in the 1:47's.
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Who needs a stick when your E55 AMG is going 0-60 in 4.2 secs on a auto.
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thats not bad , its only the 530...i dont think its meant to be fast,
Well they already have the 525. I would think the 530 would atleast be a bit quicker then it shows.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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I am unimpressed with BMW handling. I was running at Gingerman a few weeks ago in a 330i sport and I was a little disappointed. The car had way too much understeer built into it. I was expecting a much more neutral feel.
does the 330ci have a limited slip?
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Well, I still don't like the way it looks, and that's fast enough for most people. I think the interesting thing is the active roll bar and suspension that they will have on some of the cars in the 5 series lineup. Some mags have said that they don't like the new overboosted feel of the 5 series, so we'll see.

In the end, I think it'll still outhandle the TL's fwd push-through-a-corner tendencies.
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I still want a stick, simply because of the fact that it takes more skill to drive and allows me greater control of the car. Plus, there is a sense satisfaction knowing you can drive a manual car.
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Who needs a stick when your E55 AMG is going 0-60 in 4.2 secs on a auto.
a stick is about driver control over the car, not speed; extra speed is just an ancillary benefit.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New BMW 530i - First Acceleration Test

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does the 330ci have a limited slip?

nope
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Doesnt the 330i have an electronic limited slip? I thought I read somewhere that the 330i uses the ABS sensors to help improve traction. BTW....I had every electronic aid off, except ABS when I was racing.
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From that angle the headlights don't look too bad.....still wouldn't buy it though....
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Hey! The new 5 series and the TSX can go crusing together....hand in hand.....
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Hey! The new 5 series and the TSX can go crusing together....hand in hand.....

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tsx acceleration just a tad bit slower
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Possibly the first pic from the next M5's V10 engine

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