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E60 and E61 5ers!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Oracle, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. djjuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

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    Yep growing on me too, love the new 5's now tbh :cool:

    Starting to appear on the 2nd hand market now as well....
  2. Mike

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    With most of the new release BMW's I've not liked them then they've grown on me.

    Not this one though, even the M5's look, well, nothing really. It's not that I hate them, I just don't see anything about them that I like.

    Visually I mean of course, they're are truly awesome cars in all other aspects.
  3. JRS


    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    If I say something can you all keep it a secret?



    I saw a new 5 series estate today....and I thought it actually looked half-decent.


    It's still not even remotely pretty, but I could actually live with it. As opposed to the saloon, which spoils the view every time I see one.
  4. Oracle


    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

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    Location: Haskins

    Agree, BMW Estates *recently* (not E39, but maybe E46) are really growing on me and 'look' decent. An E61 with sport kit can look astounding IMO. BMW and Audi seem to have this sewn up. They make an estate and it doesnt look like one until it passes you (if that makes sense). Every other estate derivative car you just know its an estate
  5. Fusion


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    As with many former BMW models, they only look bang on in the right spec. A vanilla E90 ES rep mobile on 16's won't get a second glance, but a 330i M sport sitting on 18's will get the nod of approval. The E60 is quite sublime in M Sport trim also. It has a chunky and purposeful look, especially from behind. 535d still makes me think 'wow'.

    Always been a fan of the Z4. 6 series I'm not so sure about, but it's definitely striking.
  6. Fusion


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Notts

    Just as a side note for all you stat geeks, BMW have the tech specs of the 335d and 335i Saloon on their site now. I'd not seen the 0-62 times and such until now.



    The twin turbo diesel is up in power and torque, 14 bhp and 20 nm. 335i does 62 in 5.6 :eek:
  7. DRZ


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    No, but he did have a Ferrari ;)
  8. Nathan


    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

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    Location: West Midlands

    lovely car if you ask me :) PS, where did you test drive the 535d?
  9. Tinders


    Joined: 1 Jul 2003

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    Location: There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

    Love the 5 and 7, hate the 3, looks all wrong imo.