BMW Italy and Trussardi have announced their limited edition 5-Series Gran Turismo Trussardi. The edition has been announced as part of the centennial celebrations of the Italian fashion house Trussardi .
The Bimmers are thoroughly loved in China and given the fact that they sell in heavy numbers all across China, BMW cannot afford to ignore the demand of Long Wheel Base 5-Series variants from the Chinese customers.
They surely find the standard 5-Series option a tad smaller which is why BMW is almost ready with its LWB S-Series variant that was spotted testing for cold weather conditions. The LWB 5-Series variant will fittingly break cover at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition which is to be held in April. BMW 5-Series LWB is 12-inches longer than the standard model which gives it an overall length of 5.04 meters, making it comparable to the previous generation 7 series. Other than China, 5-Series LWB may also make it to the Middle East dealerships. [via WCF]
2011 BMW 5-Series F10 sedan is ready for the grabs in the next couple of months across the globe, while an impressive new concept featuring the ActiveHybrid 5 system is ready to make to make its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Sales for the ActiveHybrid 5 laden bimmers will begin right after the concept preview, but, as weird as it may sound, it’s still a mystery when the F10 sedan will make it to US dealerships.
The future of the station wagon in the US is also under the cloud after BMW has managed to sell less than 1,000 E60 (generation 5) touring models and the company has been clear why they’re pulling out the station wagon from the market. The addition of the ActiveHybrid 5 system will up the price quotient but BMW will try to keep the increase to minimum keeping in view the current market state. Initially, it will be the 535i and the 550i that will go on sale in June while the other models will follow later.
Note: pictured above is a 2011 BMW 5-series F10 Sedan
There’s a new 5-Series and it’s looking good. BMW has finally taken all the covers off the new 5 Series after yesterday giving us a peak of what it’s been testing the last few months.
The new 5 is codenamed the F10 and unlike the E60 that went before it, the new one looks good. Let’s face it – when the previous one was launched everybody was appalled shocked by those freakishly long eyebrows and the design were sadly not Chris Bangles best moment. An indication that you shouldn’t be smoking what he was smoking when you design a car.
The new 5 is a much more graceful, completely uncontroversial design and there is a lot of the 7 series’ design language integrated in the new 5, but you’ll see that for yourselves in the photos and the video.
The new 5 series will be launched during the first quarter of 2010 in Europe, but we’ll have to wait and see when it comes to SA.
See the press release below for additional details.
The world debut of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan once again marks the epitome of aesthetic design and supreme driving pleasure in the upper midrange segment. Through its sporting and elegant looks, driving dynamics typical of the brand, outstanding efficiency as well as innovative comfort and safety features, the sixth generation of BMW’s executive express convincingly reflects the supreme standard of the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium cars throughout the entire process of development. (more…)
The German tuner Hamann is famous for giving a new life to existing cars and it does well with all its changes on most occasions. It is therefore evident that bigger monikers like BMW do not have an apprehension to such changes. It is the 5 series which has undergone the trim and there is a set of images that have been revealed. There is no information available regarding the changes have been made but what is known is that the details of the original Hamann 5-Series GT will go public at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The GT as regular variant will come with seating space for four people inside a wheelbase equivalent in length to the 7 Series. The engine will sure go for a trim and one should also look out for a modified front end and rear bumper with signature black wheels and different tailpipes. Also there would be powerful brakes and a host of branded accessories on the inside.
The BMW 5-series GT has been leaked, and is causing a buzz across the internet. Car fans around the world are anxiously anticipating its release, after seeing it’s mock up design earlier this year. The sedan is designed to have much more leg room than the previous model, and sitting space for 4 people. As with previous models in the series, this one is expected to have as much torque power as the past versions, possibly even more. Meaning that we’ll get to see the 306hp 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol or turbo diesel or the 408 hp 4.4-litre twin turbo V8, in action. Expected to be unveiled officially in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, mass production and purchasing will probably begin a few months after. [via WCF]
The release of the ‘unintentional’ little teaser video of the testing of the BMW 5-Series GT probably is a good sign that the folks at BMW will soon launch the luxury sedan/coupe. Sporting distinct toned down stylistic flares, normal sized wheels, beige leather interior, standard mirrors and rounded dual exhaust tips, it looks both stylish and lavish. The interiors steal the show with their cabin like setting, the sophisticated dashboard and it looks like the very best when it comes to coaxing comfort. With the recession at a probable peak, BMW might just wait a bit longer to launch the car, but when it does come out the 5-Series GT is set to sizzle the roads. We’re expecting it in Frankfurt, this fall. [via bmwblog.com]
Many people are waiting to see how the new 2010 BMW 5 Series will look like, but the Germans managed to keep it under the radar until now. Expected to see the ligth starting October 2010, the folks from autozeitung.de managed to get their hands on a set of spyshots with what looks like the new 5-Series. Slightly sportier and with an increased wheelbase, it featurs a wider BMW grille inspired from the CS Concept and packs state of the art technology that includes a steering system with an active rear axle, Night vision, lane-assist, active braking or an advanced cruise control system. With petrol engines under the hood to output from 180 to 370 hp, and diesels ranging from 180 to 290hp, the new 2010 BMW 5 Series sure will definitely be a hot ride. [via WCF]