Thread: 535 v. 550
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by richschneid View Post
The F10 felt "tinny" compared to your 3 series? Really? I find that hard to believe. My 6 feels a lot more "solid" than any 3 I have driven, it's not even close. There is simply no comparison. Every generation of BMW has a higher degree of torsional rigidity than the last. That "tinny" feeling may just be a product of your perceptions, not one of actual structural rigidity. I will be very surprised if my new 550i isn't as solid as my "old" 650i. My '99 540 was more "solid" than my '93 740 and my 650 is more "solid" than my 540 and M5.
Agree totally. I currently drive both a 09 328 and a 08 535. No comparison between the two. The 5 is more substantial in every way - different class of car completely. The 3 is obviously smaller, lighter, more nimble with quicker handling. But, without question, the best overall drive, ride, and value for the money is the 5, period.
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