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Old 11-25-2009, 09:02 AM
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The webseite has many pictures and videos. After watching them, I feel that although it's a shade conservative, it's a step in the right direction. It's definitely something I could come to like after awhile. The back has me a bit puzzled but overall the design flows well.

Knowing BMW, they're going to put unsightly (and less safe) red LEDs for the rear turn signals.

It's great that BMW still kept in mind the importance of reducing emissions and consumption. The 520d will be a new more efficient design and will still have EfficientDynamics which should make it popular with folks in Europe and me as well. Unfortunately, it looks like the 550i will only be available in the 8-speed automatic, but all others will have a standard 6MT in other markets.

I'd love to attach the Pricing list and equipment for the German market but it's too large a file.

523i: 41.900 combined cons: 7,6 l/100km (31 US mpg)
528i: 45.400
535i: 50.300
550i: 70.500 10,4l/100km (22,6 US mpg)

520d: 39.950 5,0 l/100km (47 US mpg) *available in 3rd quarter 2010.
525d: 44.700 6,2 l/100km (38 US mpg)
530d: 49.300 6.3 l/100km (37,3 US mpg)

All the models meet the EU5 emissions standard. Major standard equipment on all models include rain sensor, front foglamps, alloy wheels, part-electric seats (full electric on 550i), cloth upholstery (Leather Dakota on 550i), and dual zone Climate automatic.

Prices inclusive 19% VAT.

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