Thread: 535 v. 550
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:28 AM
richschneid richschneid is offline
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Originally Posted by chrischeung View Post
No, compared to my E60s - 2006 530i, 2007 530i, 2008 535i. My 335i comvertible isn't getting here until next week. I'll replace it with a F10 early in 2011.

The dash material grade is the same/similar to the E69. Negative areas are some of the switches (eg. temp control between the vents), door pulls (cheap plastic vs wrapped material), plastic metal strips (in and out). Some of the tinniness may be down to early production build for these cars, and they may tighten the tolerances a little down the line. The material quality will take a step up (like on the E60) with the LCI in a few years I expect.
Interesting. I will check it out at my dealer. But does the 550i have better parts in the areas you listed than the 535i? The difference between the two cars is not just the engine. The more expensive models frequently have upgrades in many areas. If the 550i is upgraded in other areas that would be another reason to get it over the 535i. But I plan to get the ceramic controls upgrade in any case if it becomes available soon. That should solve some of the problems you mention.
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