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New The 5er (G30)

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Interesting to see the new 5ers that will be coming out soon. IMO they look a lot better then the f10/11s and god dam that interior looks amazing!

And now it's both 1inch shorter and 1inch longer :D

The new kidney grilles look interesting! 

https://youtu.be/Is3x28yxbcA

http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/10/12/world-premiere-the-2017-bmw-g30-5-series/

 

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The kidneygrills are awesome how they open and close automatically.

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47 minutes ago, zero said:

The kidneygrills are awesome how they open and close automatically.

late-80's BMW NZ did a cool full-page advert for April Fools Day about how the new 7 series grill slats moved to change airflow with speed, for improved drag coefficient.  Great that this has surpassed mere humour to become reality!
 

Somewhere in the attic I still have a copy of the advert.

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I like it, very nicely proportioned.

It does seem already dated, but in a good way... reminds me of 5 series of old for some reason. 

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agreed!  it's got a classical feel about it, despite being cuttingly modern.  plenty of line and proportion from the new 7er, as well, I think.

I'd buy one, if the lotto gods are with me.

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Looks fantastic. Lovely lines. 

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Yes I agree very good looking car, but best of all BMW have realised that big horsepower needs 4WD. 

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it does look very nice!

 

17 choices of alloy wheels... nice...

 

only the 520d/520d xDrive  appears to be available with a manual trans... pass.

 

:ph34r:

 

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4 hours ago, Michael. said:

I like it, very nicely proportioned.

It does seem already dated, but in a good way... reminds me of 5 series of old for some reason. 

Agreed, Its like a modern take of an old look. I like it very much! :) 

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16 minutes ago, Allanw said:

 

 

only the 520d/520d xDrive  appears to be available with a manual trans... pass.

 

:ph34r:

 

Yeah its a shame, How ever they haven't released the specs on the m5 yet. So there is still hope but highly unlikely I would think :rolleyes:

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The manual has been surpassed by the the DCT, it changes quicker and still gives the driver control. I am a bit nostalgic re the manual transmission but technology moves on and having driven a number of DCT boxes now I appreciate how good they are. The M5 promises to be a really good as it will finally break the 4 second barrier as its almost guaranteed to be 4WD. The new 550i will do it in under 4 which makes it theoretically faster than the outgoing M5. 

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Bloody good, in 10 years time these will all be worth 10grand and we'll all have one, can't wait

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12 minutes ago, Herbmiester said:

The manual has been surpassed by the the DCT, it changes quicker and still gives the driver control. I am a bit nostalgic re the manual transmission but technology moves on and having driven a number of DCT boxes now I appreciate how good they are. The M5 promises to be a really good as it will finally break the 4 second barrier as its almost guaranteed to be 4WD. The new 550i will do it in under 4 which makes it theoretically faster than the outgoing M5. 

I agree with you on the DCT boxes. But there is something about rolling though the gears in a manual, :) 

 

Why not just make manual an option and those of us who want it can have it! 

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Yes I agree its feels good to change manually and that's the main thing that keeps it as an option on some cars. 

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Interesting how there's an M550i rather than an m5 (as of yet)

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Have been M550i / M550d available in other markets for some time, as well as the M5. Not for sale here in NZ though as those M Performance models are LHD only, although more and more (including the xDrive variants) are now becoming available in RHD thanks to the demand from other RHD markets like UK and Aussie.

M5 launches a year after the start of the rest of the range, and I wouldn't hold your breath for a manual.

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 9:41 PM, Kopua Cowboy said:

Bloody good, in 10 years time these will all be worth 10grand and we'll all have one, can't wait

Yes in my opinion the greatest feature built into any BMW is how they get to the bottom of the bathtub curve so quick... the trick is to have one that will eventually climb out the other end...

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