Re: High Five

Postby yo » November 25th, 2009, 12:48 pm

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The back of the old one still looks so good. Agreed.

Re: High Five

Postby mo-i » March 23rd, 2010, 9:12 am

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Has onyone been to the Dealer presentations?

All has come out wonderful on this one, trust me. I've been there today.
As most sculptural designs it looks even better in reality.

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Re: High Five

Postby mo-i » June 25th, 2010, 5:37 am

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Hi,

what a wonderful proof for the powers of good design:
http://www.worldcarfans.com/11006242699 ... -worldwide

The new F10 Five series is sold out worldwide for this year. Yikes! Bangle will rotate in his, well, condo.
As the technology and marketing have been top notch with the predecessor as well I am willing to attribute
this fully to the new sleek look. I am not in the position to get a MacDaddy car anytime soon, so it doesn't do
me no harm, but it's utterly surprising to read the turn of the tide that time after a hefty crisis.

All the best.

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Re: High Five

Postby yo » June 25th, 2010, 6:38 am

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It is always fantastic when good design sells. I'm sure Bangle is fine though. While the last 5 might not have sold as many, it will be the model that is remembered. Those early flame surface cars also broke the BMW extruded form language mold. With out that car, this car would have seemed "too radical". Both models are important and play a role. This ones role is to sell, and look handsome while doing it.

Unfortunately we will not get the touring wagon in the US which looks great, I even like the GT model.

Re: High Five

Postby mo-i » April 14th, 2011, 7:37 am

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For once a good designer "interview" that's not entirely full of marketing, but some insight also.
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Now I know, how all that busy lines went inside and what those chrome frames are for.

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Re: Nummer Eins

Postby Lmo » April 15th, 2011, 1:00 pm

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I realize this is a 5-Series discussion, but having driven a '98 M-B CLK, essentially an over-powered skate board, for the past eleven ( :shock: ) years, and with no kids in the house to haul around, I just haven't found any of the current line of BMW automobiles that attractive. Everything is just too damned big; an on-going trend that began, in all marques, in the sixties.

My opinion changed with the U.S. introduction of the BMW 1 Series last year.

A Cortina pilot in earlier times I lusted after the BMW 2002tii when it came out in 1968 but couldn't afford one. It's physical size ( 166" / 2,200 pounds ) is what I would like to have in a new car right now (if I could afford one (are you beginning to see a pattern in my life )). A thousand pounds heavier ( 3,330 pounds) the 135i's 172" length is pretty damned close to the 2002t, and with the 300hp/300 ft.lb torque (vs. the CLK's 215hp/230ft.lb) it would flat out smoke the CLK hands down (they are within 50 pounds of each other). It only it were available in 2002 orange.

Thinking small(er).. .

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Re: High Five

Postby NURB » April 15th, 2011, 1:16 pm

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You reminded me to find this discussion Lew. Thanks.

I've seen a number of 5's around lately, and every single time I think it's a 7 series. Is it me, or are they much much larger in appearance because of the new front end?

Overall, I really like where they went with it. It's a beautiful car in person, and has a great presence on the road. Just seems large, not in a bad way though.
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Re: High Five

Postby mo-i » April 18th, 2011, 10:02 am

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They are large and they are feeling large. This is why I had to pass on one.
Me too is wondering when German cars began to become obese.

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Re: High Five

Postby NURB » April 18th, 2011, 10:06 am

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Saw one side by side with an newish A6 this morning. Even seemed larger than that.
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Re: High Five

Postby mo-i » April 18th, 2011, 4:03 pm

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