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      04-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Prediction? 535i becomes a 540i..

Anyone think the 535i will morph to the new 540i like the 640i?

I'd love to see a little more HP on that 5 with the I6. Still think its the perfect match if it was given just a little more HP.

The New turbo 528 makin 260lbs makes a great case for a little HP bump for the 535i.

BMW marketing aside, has anyone heard if they will tweak power?
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I think you're probably right. The real question is; How many 535 owners will be able to resist the temptation to rebadge?
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I highly doubt it. But that's just me.
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The 2013 535i will come with the higher output N55, same spec found on the 740i/640i. This move is needed to match the performance of Audi's A6 3.0 TSFI's 310hp/325lb tq. Right now, the 535i is slightly slower than the Audi A6. Also, this is needed to distinguish the performance of the *35i from *28i, as they're too close for the price difference.

I don't think a rebadge to 540i is required.
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^^ When do you think we'll get confirmation of this from Bmw?

July builds is right around the corner and i need to know when i should order my F10. i have a ton of mods already waiting for it lol.
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Name change: I don't think so. The 535i label has been with the car a long time, so there's some marketing and familiarity with the model name and number.
Engine Change: Most likely the same N55HP that powers the aforementioned models will migrate to the 5 series as well.
Timing: Who knows? My guess is LCI which would be MY 2014.
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Agreed power output needs to be bumped

the x35 name is kinda iconic though, but who knows. you can make anything iconic these days if you hire the right MBA's.

People will buy anything.
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Anyone think the 535i will morph to the new 540i like the 640i?

I'd love to see a little more HP on that 5 with the I6. Still think its the perfect match if it was given just a little more HP.

The New turbo 528 makin 260lbs makes a great case for a little HP bump for the 535i.

BMW marketing aside, has anyone heard if they will tweak power?
Ordering guides are supposed to appear this month. I'd really love to see 330 hp. Even if the performance pack is added, I think it will be enough of a bump to move 4000 lbs around a little easier. The A6 is lighter with more hp currently.
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Name change: I don't think so. The 535i label has been with the car a long time, so there's some marketing and familiarity with the model name and number.
Engine Change: Most likely the same N55HP that powers the aforementioned models will migrate to the 5 series as well.
Timing: Who knows? My guess is LCI which would be MY 2014.
My guess would be LCI at the earliest, if ever.
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      05-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #11
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Chip it and you will have more power!
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Agreed power output needs to be bumped

the x35 name is kinda iconic though, but who knows. you can make anything iconic these days if you hire the right MBA's.

People will buy anything.
Really? Wasn't the x30 iconic before the x35?
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Chip it and you will have more power!

Will BMW cover an engine that has been chipped if there is ever an issue? I am not handy customizing cars. OEM is my forte.
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Name change: I don't think so. The 535i label has been with the car a long time, so there's some marketing and familiarity with the model name and number.
Engine Change: Most likely the same N55HP that powers the aforementioned models will migrate to the 5 series as well.
Timing: Who knows? My guess is LCI which would be MY 2014.
My guess would be LCI at the earliest, if ever.
By lci I hope you mean 2013!
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LCI will be 2014 at the earliest. I just hope we get the power bump in the 2013 model.
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Will BMW cover an engine that has been chipped if there is ever an issue? I am not handy customizing cars. OEM is my forte.
With Dinan's tunes (not yet released for F10), your engine will be covered by BMW/Dinan.
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Chip it and you will have more power!
Where can you get the chip for 2011 F10 535i I've been told by Dinan not avaible yet and Burger JB stage 1 not really sure.
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JB3 Stage 1 has been available for the F10 535 for awhile now. Not a full blown tune with maximum gains but it is the only option for now. Plus side is that it is dirt cheap at around 3-400 last i checked.

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