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      04-18-2010, 05:57 AM   #23
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And it has the US-spec non-sport 330 wheels.

By the way, I don't think I would call this a "review.

Where are all the 550i reviews? I am surprised that there is almost no review of the most powerful version yet.
I asked the BMW guys at the NY auto show about the lack of 550i reviews. They said they hadn't given the media the 550i to test drive yet. No further explanation. Their strategy could be to promote them separately to get another wave of media exposure.
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      04-18-2010, 09:37 AM   #24
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I asked the same thing and got a similar response at the New York Auto Show. BMW's decision to hold the 550i back from reviews is starting to make me very nervous.

I don't have any experience in marketing, but prospective F10 550 purchasers already have an incentive to hold off indefinitely until the new M5 comes out. You'd think BMW would want to create some excitement around this model now.
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      04-29-2010, 04:08 AM   #25
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Auto Express Review of F10 vs. Audi A6/MB E

Very positive review of the 530d from Auto Express. This is with the STANDARD suspension.
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      05-02-2010, 02:09 PM   #26
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I would not believe any till I get to test drive my self lol
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      05-13-2010, 11:07 AM   #27
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Updated with 550i test drive

Motortrend: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386167
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      05-17-2010, 09:06 AM   #28
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Updated with Jeremy Clarkson's praise of the 535i

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387459
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      05-20-2010, 02:35 AM   #29
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For those of you who knows some German. An article from german car mag AutoBild.de comparing the 530d, 530d GT and 730d.

In the end the ranking is:

1. 530d
2. 730d
3. 530d GT

For those of you that don't understand german, there's plenty of pictures comparing the cars.

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-7...=40&now=27#mmg
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      05-20-2010, 05:20 AM   #30
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For those of you who knows some German. An article from german car mag AutoBild.de comparing the 530d, 530d GT and 730d.

In the end the ranking is:

1. 530d
2. 730d
3. 530d GT

For those of you that don't understand german, there's plenty of pictures comparing the cars.

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-7...=40&now=27#mmg
Thanks for reminding me of Autobild.
I bought the mag last week, and only if you are a rearpassenger, you are more or less better off in the 7series to be short. And its brakedistance was shorter. But to pay 20k euros (in D) more than the 530d, that's your own decission.

Anyway the colour/looks/wheels of that tested 730d are excellent compared to the silvergray 530d imho....
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      06-04-2010, 11:58 AM   #31
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Autocar different reviewer http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/...30d-SE/246781/
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      07-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #32
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      07-22-2010, 11:58 AM   #33
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Updated with NY Times general overview: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410025
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      07-22-2010, 01:17 PM   #34
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Here is the Car and Driver comparison test on youtube:

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      07-24-2010, 10:27 AM   #35
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Here is CNET review of the 535i, hope this is not a repost.

http://reviews.cnet.com/sedan/2011-b...=2011+BMW+535i
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      09-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #36
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      09-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #37
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Avid Golfer review of 550i

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      09-21-2010, 03:14 PM   #38
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Telegraph.co.uk review of the F11 530d Touring.

The most nearly perfect car in the world.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...the-world.html
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      11-10-2010, 10:24 AM   #39
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      12-01-2010, 11:44 PM   #40
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This appears to be a new review. Very comprehensive.

http://www.mercurynews.com/cars/ci_1...nclick_check=1
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      01-12-2011, 10:24 PM   #41
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This appears to be a new review. Very comprehensive.

http://www.mercurynews.com/cars/ci_1...nclick_check=1
This is a very good review of the car. Very spot on in terms of ride, Handling, Steering when being compared to the E60 and E39.
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      03-30-2011, 09:00 AM   #42
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Car&Driver test drive of the 2011 BMW 535i xDrive model.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test
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      04-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #43
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Who ever wrote this review needs to drive the car

This guy says that the xDrive steering is the same as the RWD car. He clearly did not drive it.

I have the xDrive and it does not have the electric steering. He should drive the car before he writes the review.

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      04-01-2011, 11:09 PM   #44
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Comparison test from the german AMS: 530d x-drive vs A6 3.0 tdi quattro vs E350cdi 4-matic. BMW finishes last. Looses to Audi in the disciplin roadhandling, performance, brakes, economy etc. To MB in disciplin comfort. This is the first comparison test of a 5 series i have ever seen that looses out to its german premium rivals. The new Audi has catced up. Whereas Audi has lost weight since last model, BMW has gained weight.
http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/v...10.html?show=2
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