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      02-16-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Motortrend has undertaken the battle of titans of the mid-sized german sedan market by pitting the 2011 535i against the 2010 Mercedes E350. If you don't like words much, here are the results and specs compared:

1ST PLACE: BMW 535i
A physics-defying technological wonder that no longer flaunts its electronics.

2ND PLACE: MERCEDES-BENZ E350
Feels as strong, solid, and capable as we used to think our banks were.


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Here is the link to the full review:

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...son/index.html
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      02-16-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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nice! thanks for sharing.
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      02-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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Were the 0-60 times for the 535 taken from BMW...or was the car actually road tested?
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      02-17-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Were the 0-60 times for the 535 taken from BMW...or was the car actually road tested?
Road tested, BMW states 6.0s.
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      02-17-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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Cool review. Thanks for sharing.
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      02-17-2010, 06:23 PM   #6
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the BMW weighs an extra 100 hp and beats the MB that much in a stright line. Sounds like more than 32hp advantage.
Could BMW be understating the HP of the new n55 engine (like they did with the n54)?
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the BMW weighs an extra 100 hp and beats the MB that much in a stright line. Sounds like more than 32hp advantage.
Could BMW be understating the HP of the new n55 engine (like they did with the n54)?
Could also be related to off the line traction. And chances are it does have a few hp more than 300. What's the chances they got EXACTLY 300?
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I liked this review as it is not just focused on performace like so many are. Little boys overly excited about 0-60 and Nurburgring lap times gets quite tiresome.

"Each is so well-tailored to its own target owner groups that neither seems likely to lure away the faithful of the other brand...."

Welcome back Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
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.... now if we can get some info on the 550i
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Road tested, BMW states 6.0s.
bmw claimed 5.7 for the e60 with an auto transmission(manual=5.6)......the single twin scroll turbo got .1 seconds faster i guess if auto was tested
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The front of the F10 reminds me of this...

Jabberjaw...

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No rival for the F10 5 series!
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.... now if we can get some info on the 550i
Anyone know when BMW will be releasing some 550i's for press previews?

My best guess would be after the Geneva or NY Auto shows.
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the BMW weighs an extra 100 hp and beats the MB that much in a stright line. Sounds like more than 32hp advantage.
I would definitely have to give some credit to that new 8 speed transmission.

This is the one ZF had been working on for some time since Lexus/Toyota came out with their own. And I would think this version is somewhat specific for BMW.
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no rivals...the new leader..
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Motortrend is a famous magazine...lol
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