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      08-16-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Lightbulb F10 versus E60 Size and Photo Comparison

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Here are the best F10 vs. E60 5-series comparison photos we've seen yet. Despite being visually larger, based on actual dimensions, the F10 is actually only very slightly larger, being:
  • 2 inches longer
  • 0.5 inches wider
  • 0.2 inches lower in height
  • wheelbase that's 3.2 inches longer

Photos courtesy of ricracing. Per ricracing:

The 2008 LCI E60 is Sapphire Black with 19 172 Ms and the 2010 F10 is Jet black with 20 312s. Both cars are 520dAs and have standard suspension.



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F10:

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 116.9 in
Length, Overall 193.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 73.2 in
Height, Overall 57.6 in
Track Width, Front 63.0 in
Track Width, Rear 64.1 in

E60:

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 113.7 in
Length, Overall 191.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 72.7 in
Height, Overall 57.8 in
Track Width, Front 61.3 in
Track Width, Rear 62.2 in

F10:
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 100.5 ft
Front Head Room 39.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 58.3 in
Second Head Room 38.0 in
Second Leg Room 36.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 56.2 in
Trunk Volume 14 ft

E60:
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 99.1 ft
Front Head Room 39.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.5 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.3 in
Second Head Room 38.1 in
Second Leg Room 36.0 in
Second Shoulder Room 57.2 in
Trunk Volume 14.0 ft
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      08-16-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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Nice comparo! Everyone always makes the F10 to be so much bigger than the E60 when it's actually not. Yea the F10 is definitely heavier but not really bigger.

Both cars look great, even the older E60. Though the F10 definitely looks more modern and fresher.
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      08-16-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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i think people also confuse/intertwine the f10's extra size and weight difference with actual drive "feel". Most e60 owners report the f10 suspension/drive feel is "different"/softer than the e60's..even when equipped with all the technological gadgetry.....

unfortunately drive feel is so subjective it's a hard discussion/debate.....

as stated on other threads...the f10 is more luxury than sport, more of a small 7 and not a big 3...not saying that's a bad thing....
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      08-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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Its time for a refresh the F10 definitely stop me from puking each time I see an E60.
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      08-16-2010, 05:00 PM   #5
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in this comparison the changes seem to be so subtle, props to bmw to sticking to a solid classic design, but at the same time I would not mind seeing something radical

love the wheels on the new 5
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      08-16-2010, 05:01 PM   #6
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It will be very insteresting to have the same comparaison for the 3 series
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Nice comparison. Personally, I think the F10 looks a little bland. I'm not a huge fan of th E60, but at least it looked unique. The F10 just isn't very distinctive.

I think BMW is falling back in the habit of designing different lengths of the same sausage. Nice sausages to be sure, but not very distinctive.
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A very good comparison. The F10 is a nice car. Heavier? Too bad, but most new cars are.
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looks really nice! IMO more classier
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Hah. Am I the only one that didn't find the E60 repulsive?
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Hah. Am I the only one that didn't find the E60 repulsive?
not at all. With good gear (Msport etc) it looks awesome and aggressive. The f10 sometimes looks like a e90 tuning project imho it's gotten a bit more bland and lost characteristics. It's different, but still a cool looking car.
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      08-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #13
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Call me crazy...........but i like the E60 way more.
I'm even thinking about an 09/10 M5 coming off a lease in a few years.
The itch to have a V-10 sitting in my garage is getting worse by the day.
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e60 looks better from the rear.
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e60 for me as well
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The F10 is definitely the best looking 5-series to date.
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The F10 in most pics looks waaaaaaay bigger- and it should.

Adding 2 inches to length and 3 inches to wheelbase is a HUGE jump from 1 gen to the next. Just look at the competition and you won't see nearly the same fig's. The E-class, Infiniti M, Lexus GS, Audi A6 etc did not have this much of a size difference between them. Then there's the weight issue.
The new F10 550i is within a 100lbs. of weighing what a new Audi A8 weighs!

Now, I'm not saying the F10 looks bad or weighs to much.

What I am saying is with 7 years of development could not BMW have made the F10 look a little more sporting/less huge and drive a more sporting/less lux????
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Thanks for the pictures.. The F10 5 is an absolutely beautiful car.. I can't even imagine how badass the F10 M5 will be..
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And the E60 looked HUGE next to the E39. Were some excellent shots on m5board.com showing that. Can't imagine a F10 and an E39.
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The f10 looks beautiful next to the ugly E60 with its bangle butt and dame edna shaped headlights.
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I would love to see a side by side pic comparison of an f10 and e60...both equipped with m sport pkgs...
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f10 is so much better looking even in basic form. can't wait to see what f10 m5 looks like.
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