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Old 11-25-2009, 09:41 AM
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The design isn't that conservative, it's just that it's similar to the 7 and 3, which have all adopted the flame surfacing design philosophy of Bangle quite well, lots of convex/concave to show light and shadow.

If you put F10 and E60 side by side, E60's surfaces are relatively flat. To me, what E60 shows is softer flowing lines (which at angles from rear quarter view seems a bit fat), while F10 has more tout shapes to show tension and athleticism.

If F10 came out after E39, it would be rejected also.
I'd have to say the current 3 and 7 are both more conservative than the e60.

The F10 ain't bad looking, but I do think if it came after the e39 it would have seemed like a better evolution vs the e39 -> e60 which with a pretty big departure design wise.

I'm probably in the minority here, but if I'm gonna spend on a car I want something that looks different and drives well. If I wanted conservative I'd be driving a MB or Lexus.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:50 PM
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:33 AM
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:34 PM
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:24 PM
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I love it. To me it looks smaller than the current 5, much like a more muscular 3. My 535xi wagon comes off lease in a year. From what I'm hearing the wagon may not be offered in the US at all, and almost certainly not by the time I will need to return my current car. I seriously doubt BMW will offer a buyout price that will make economic sense, so I suspect I'll be driving a new 535xi sedan by late 2010.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:18 PM
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Question about the exhaust pipes.

The pics I've seen show the exhaust dual left side (same as current) and dual left/right.

Can I assume the 550i will be the only model w/dual left/right?
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:54 AM
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Question about the exhaust pipes.

The pics I've seen show the exhaust dual left side (same as current) and dual left/right.

Can I assume the 550i will be the only model w/dual left/right?
I would expect that the 535i and 550i will have dual left/right. The pics so far are debadged but since they would have been taken in Europe, its probably diesel models we are looking at, which will likely have dual left side pipes like a 528i.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:51 AM
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I would expect that the 535i and 550i will have dual left/right. The pics so far are debadged but since they would have been taken in Europe, its probably diesel models we are looking at, which will likely have dual left side pipes like a 528i.
My guess is the 535 and 550 will have similar layout with different tips. Possibly soomething like this.

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:54 AM
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My guess is the 535 and 550 will have similar layout with different tips. Possibly soomething like this.

There are some more video's up which show the details of the exhaust

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http://eastbounddown.com/2009/11/bmw...-update-video/

Look at the second video
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:31 AM
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... I like the front, until I realized where the hood line ended. Looks kind of strange.
It's been a while since I was on these boards (after having owned several bimmers including various 3, 5 and 7 series). I am finally excited about BMW designs again (...couldn't warm up to the Bangle-era designs, revolutionary as they were).

I'm in an '09 GTI hot hatch for now (also owned many VW's and this is a fun little "transition" vehicle).


However, I have to agree about the hood line where it ends in the front (above the Roundel). The line is just too obvious (almost looks like hood paint protection film was applied but with a much more noticable line). I can't help but feel that previous hoods like on the E39 and E60 look more fluid. I hope they change that but won't hold my breath. Not a deal breaker, but I think it kind of messes up a nice design a little bit.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:24 AM
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:16 AM
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Scroll through the pics here and you will see them.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=325055
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:09 PM
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it's very nice. i never did warm up to the e60 (inside or out) and preferred to hang on to my e39. guess i'll be driving this pig for another 2-3 years until i can afford to step up to a used 2011 (2nd model year) 535 or 550. i suppose there are worse things in life...
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:15 AM
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I'm probably in the minority here, but if I'm gonna spend on a car I want something that looks different and drives well. If I wanted conservative I'd be driving a MB or Lexus.
This is generally my thought, too. That said, when I'm ready for a new sedan, I strongly suspect that the F10 will be at the top of my list despite its more-conservative styling than my E60's.
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