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Old 02-03-2010, 12:24 PM
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They have the vehicle in for test drives already?

The car doesn't even show up on the BMW Canada site, I'm jealous.
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Edmunds Inside Line has a couple renderings of the M5 with some speculation about what will be under the hood.

http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...12-bmw-m5.html
Thanks for the link. The car looks a little fat even with the aero kit. What I really don't like on the F10 is the big kidneys. I'd like to see them smaller.

With the DCT and (maybe) KERS, it will be a much better performer than the current E60 M5. And maybe 570 hp with even more potential FI modding, it should be something else.

The upcoming W212 E63 TT and the F10 M5 TT will be more in the same league than ever; great for consumer choice.

p.s., I saw a mule on the 101 freeway in Camarillo yesterday on my way to SB. It was a BMW sedan, maybe the M5? I couldn't get to my camera in time and there was too much traffic...

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How'd it look?

I hope it doesn't suffer from a "fat" look i.r.l. I need my cat lean.
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I just want to post these pics here with ONLY edited P.S rims. I actually am not even concerned about the rims, but these pics, and especially that beach profile shot (which I haven't seen before) look STUNNING. I am so excited for this car. And again, we haven't even seen the Sport OR M-Pack yet!!


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Those last pictures of the 5 look pretty good but the video really didn't do much for me. Somehow, as so many have already said, the thing just looks like the 3 Series which doesn't move me. Sometimes you just have to see a car in the flesh to get a proper reading so I will reserve final judgment until I see the 5 Series on the road.

To that point, we are in Florida for the winter and there are a LOT of new E-Class MBs running around down here, at least where we're staying. Prior to arriving here I'd only seen a couple on the road back in Toronto. Now I see several every day. Gotta say, the new E-Class shows very well in real life. The idea that it looks generic, like a Camry, Hyundai etc., just doesn't survive the real life road test. There's no mistaking the E-Class for any of the lesser cars it's said to look like. It just pops out at you from every angle; it's a very imposing design, in your face like the E60 was, but much easier on the eyes.

This will be an interesting battle. Right now, MB has the lead by virtue of having it's product in the showroom and on the road.

I'm a BMW guy but I'm leaning very much toward the E-Class at this point. I'll wait to see the 5 Series before deciding but that's how I'm feeling at this point
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Those last pictures of the 5 look pretty good but the video really didn't do much for me. Somehow, as so many have already said, the thing just looks like the 3 Series which doesn't move me. Sometimes you just have to see a car in the flesh to get a proper reading so I will reserve final judgment until I see the 5 Series on the road.

To that point, we are in Florida for the winter and there are a LOT of new E-Class MBs running around down here, at least where we're staying. Prior to arriving here I'd only seen a couple on the road back in Toronto. Now I see several every day. Gotta say, the new E-Class shows very well in real life. The idea that it looks generic, like a Camry, Hyundai etc., just doesn't survive the real life road test. There's no mistaking the E-Class for any of the lesser cars it's said to look like. It just pops out at you from every angle; it's a very imposing design, in your face like the E60 was, but much easier on the eyes.

This will be an interesting battle. Right now, MB has the lead by virtue of having it's product in the showroom and on the road.

I'm a BMW guy but I'm leaning very much toward the E-Class at this point. I'll wait to see the 5 Series before deciding but that's how I'm feeling at this point
Agreed. The 212's an imposing design, however I feel the back is one of the most generic on the road (relatively speaking/considering), I saw it in front of a Camry the other day, and I honestly found it to be even more boring (rear), not counting the blingy LED's of course, just concentrating on the shapes, etc. What you say about it VS the E60 is correct to me too, it's a nicer design (212), but follows the same ideals, my worry with the 212 is, like the E60, being an imposing design, it will look dated and tiring to look at fast. F10/W211 go another route, much more "organic" designs, way less challenging to look at, may never make your jaw drop to the floor, but will never get tiring to the eyes, those are the perks of more simply drawn cars.

I still think, when you see the F10 on the road, and next to a 212, etc. it won't look boring at all, it will show like those pics, which IMO look amazing, and have a cleanliness and "purity" lost on the more mechanical/robotic 212. Also, BMW keep using these bland colors to show us the car, it's gotten boring to see it with the same setup every time. M-B showed the E-Class initially with tons of different colors, and different Packages. We haven't seen any Sport or M Package for the Bimmer.

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The picture says it all K-A.... YMMV
LOL. Nice

Unguard Sir!

You have my favorite 212 so far, honestly. Like explained in the other Thread. Perhaps your impeccable Photography might have something to do with it. I'm just not vibing with the over-styled AMG Packages running around as Standard form, and am already fore-seeing myself getting tired of them. Your car comparatively gives me a feeling of CLASSIC M-B, which was lost on me with the 212 before, I "feel" and see that from your car though, classy.

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that woman really looks happy for some reason
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that woman really looks happy for some reason
That's because she's walking towards her boyfriend and she just noticed the brand new SL65 he bought her that's parked behind that F10 in the picture.
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That's because she's walking towards her boyfriend and she just noticed the brand new SL65 he bought her that's parked behind that F10 in the picture.
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That's because she's walking towards her boyfriend and she just noticed the brand new SL65 he bought her that's parked behind that F10 in the picture.
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