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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:53 PM
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Anybody own both 5's?

I love to drive my wife's new (to us) 535i. My fun car is a C6 Corvette, so I love low end torque and power; therefore I am looking for the right 550 for me. Do any of you have, or at one time have both cars and can therefore talk about the comparison between the two cars? I'm really interested to hear opinions.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:38 AM
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Basically if you don't care about the gas much and are not looking to mod the engine of the car, get the 550i
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:55 AM
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Just for reference I walked a c6 vette with my tuned 535 so I imagine a 535 could be just as fun as a vette.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:44 AM
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That's incredible, as I've owned 3 Corvettes and I know what they're capable of...
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:09 AM
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Went from a tuned, header, exhaust, 420RWHP 09 LS3 C6 and a 370RWHP tuned 08 Silverado 6.0 to an X5 Diesel and an 07 550i. Honestly, the 550i is a great car to REPLACE the Corvette, let alone have in ADDITION to. So i think you will enjoy the car.

Looking to add another 'Vette in the future though. Maybe a C7..
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:33 PM
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You could add this to your X5 35D and pick up some healthy torque. http://www.burgertuning.com/BMW_JBD_...ance_chip.html
A friend of mine has same car and loves it with the chip.
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Do any of you have, or at one time have both cars and can therefore talk about the comparison between the two cars? I'm really interested to hear opinions.
So I first wrote this great treatise comparing the F10 535i to the E60 550i, but then realized you were asking about E60 535i vs E60 550i, so I deleted it.

My bad.
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