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Bmw reveal 2010 5-series

24 November 2009 6 Comments

Bmw’s sixth generation 5-series almost in South Africa.

The BMW 5series saloon is almost here. Codenamed the F10, this is BMW’s sixth generation 5series and will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in spring 2010, with South Africa seeing it hit the market in May 2010. A 5series Touring version (F11) will follow next December.

What’s so different about the new 5series?

Let’s check out the tech side: BMW claims the new 5series is the first car in its class to feature start-stop tech, an eight-speed automatic transmission and double wishbone front suspension.

The new 5series is also the first BMW to get the company’s new Park Assist technology, pulling into a parking bay while never a tedious task again, leaving the driver to operate on the accelerator and brake pedals.

The double wishbone front suspension is mated to a rear multilink set-up, and BMW’s optional Drive Dynamic Control chassis system offers Comfort, Sport and Sport+ damper settings. Four-wheel active steering can also be specified, along with a Surround View camera system, a head-up display, night vision with pedestrian recognition, lane departure and lane change warning systems, plus speed limit detection.

Unfortunately the start-stop technology will only be available on the manual 520d, and won’t be available on the new eight-speed auto until later stages. Nevertheless the electric power steering will reduce fuel consumption.

And whereas the current-gen Five features an aluminium front end mated to a steel rear, the new car is all steel. Oh well, BMW still claims the new car achieves a 50:50 weight distribution for optimum power delivery.

New Bmw 5-Series - automodified

Time for all exciting specs.
The new 5series has grown a little bit more than previous generations by less than 20 mm, its height has slightly been reduced and its width increased by a fractional margin. The Bmw comes standard with a set of 17-inch wheels but you would want to upgrade them to the available 18-inch or 19-inch optional wheels.

From launch the 5series will offer one 8-cylinder and three 6-cylinder petrol engine options. Two diesel 6-cylinder models will also be available for those of you that enjoy the more torque on a motor.

New Bmw 5series F10- interior

The top of the range 5series 550i model comes packed with a 300 Kw version of BMW’s turbocharged V8. Keeping the tradition, BMW’s 225 kW turbocharged inline-6 will be available in the 535i model and a 530d model will also be available, featuring a 180 Kw diesel engine, as well as an entry level 4-cylinder 520d with a 135 Kw diesel engine.

Bmw 5 series - rear


6 Comments »

  • Chris said:

    very nice. BMW is producing some nice work. But this is just class.

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  • Blair said:

    I love the look of the rear end, looks rather aggressive!
    I wonder how much the 550 is going to retail for?

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  • Shea Gibbs said:

    i like the rear end to

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  • Alan said:

    i love this car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 530d always makes me laugh when i read it upside down

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  • Alan said:

    did some research and came up with this:

    2010 5-Series 528I Sedan $45,800 GET DEALER PRICING
    2010 5-Series 535I Sedan $51,100 GET DEALER PRICING
    2010 5-Series 550I Sedan $60,400 GET DEALER PRICING
    2010 5-Series 528XI Sedan $48,100 GET DEALER PRICING
    2010 5-Series 535XI Sedan $53,400 GET DEALER PRICING
    2010 5-Series 535XI Wagon $55,800 GET DEALER PRICING

    not too sure what itl cost in ZAR bt but im thinking times 12 because u know how prices are inflated in this country

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  • Blair said:

    Ahh good work there alan, yes with inflation and all the other rubish that goes along id say your guestimation is about right!

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