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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:13 PM
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Being new to the BMW world, I love the "10" 535i xdrive I recently bought, but,, I'm have to say im missing my SRT8 power in the last 2 chargers I owned. Been reading a lot about the different tuners for the cars, but really, is there one in particular that is simple, safe for the engine, that will give me that pull in the seat of my pants that I miss?? Lol mopar is a little simpler than these are, buy a diablo tuner, apply tuner, done, 475hp that you could really feel. This xdrive would be a beast with that amount of displacement. I'm not looking for those type of numbers, but it would be nice to surprise a gt 500 or vette without sinking 2-3k into this thing. Thanks in advance
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ptoscano75 View Post
I own a 2011 535i 6 speed and have been disappointed with car performance wise. I bought car in May cpo with 12 k on odometer now has 17k. I know someone selling a 2006 m5 with 20 k miles fully loaded for 38 k. I'm really contemplating getting rid of car and buying the m5. Car is not daily driver. Thoughts ? I would be looking at a 550 but really don't want to lay out an extra 10 k .
IMO the F10 550 is ten times the car when compared to a V10 M5. 500hp? Sure, but you can't feel them driving on the streets - that car has NO low rpm torque, it's a dog until the tach hits 5K or so. The auto SMG tranny is clunky and unreliable and the 6 speed manual shifter has longer throws than my Toyota pick up truck - oh, and it's also a gas hog, big time! IMO again, you are much better off keeping the car you have and adding a little extra torque and power via tuning. If you are willing to spend the extra dough the F10 550 is a no brainer.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Leslierc View Post
I can understand that the relatively low mileage on this M5 makes it rather tantillizing but, personally, I would shy away from any M-car that's out of warranty. Everything about these cars is expensive.
That would be my warning as well.

The "old" M5 is an amazing, car and 20k miles would be very tempting.

If you can survive financially when the occasional multi-thousand dollar issue crops up, the M would be awesome. If you aren't comfortable with that, I'd pass.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:50 PM
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I couldn't make a move back into a E60 because of the interior alone. Its like going back 10 years compared to the F10. Another huge reason is servicing the E60 M5 is going to cost a fortune when stuff breaks.

I seriously wonder where you guys are going or doing with the car where the 535 feels slow. For day to day i find this car plenty quick off the line. Unless you are drag racing light to light the car feels quick enough for what it is. I am coming from a 400+hp 335 6MT myself too.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:38 PM
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For me the 535 was def potent enough, very good performer... when the throttle didn't delay.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:30 PM
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check out an inexpensive fun car M135i http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/10/17/ch...ack-drag-race/ more fun
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:25 PM
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That TG E60 M5 test part 1 is popular around here lately. I thought it's not more than fair to post the 2nd half.
"Epic, just brilliant" "Like a Ferrari F430" "Tactile" "The steering, the noise" are a few quotes.

Who cares about the sat nav. It's fantastic and a classic. The crescendo of a piece of motoring history that will be sorely missed.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by solstice View Post
So 500 hp at the crank should be peanuts and way cheaper than that. I'm not a power junkie myself so I have no experience of these tunes. I'm a sporty handling junkie. 300 hp is enough for serious fun IMO. The need for more than that on the road means that you have too much weight to log around
Good At 1:07, 1:35 of the video, the car becomes a M5 at the push of a button and having 507 hp makes a difference. Eat your words, then

ps The E60 M5 is good for the tracks and high revving; if this is the usual mode of driving, it's good as long as the (used) car doesn't give problems.

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Old 10-19-2012, 03:29 AM
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I was talking to my service advisor and he mentioned he had one customer with an E60 M5 that bought extended warranty - thus far the car has incurred $50K of repairs!?!? outside the original warranty period.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:32 AM
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I just read a ton of postings on the E60 M5 board. The SMG transmission sounds like a nightmare for both driving, maintenance and longevity.
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