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  • Car Fanatic

    That 535d is a beast. Now if the Government would lower the LCT so we could all benefit from frugal luxury cars!

  • vx

    If LCT is lower, why would people opt for local built luxury models?

    • Karl

      What do you mean? All cars (including locally produced cars) pay LCT. It’s not an import tariff.

    • Don

      Even local manufactured car does not get exempt from LCT. That is how stupid the LCT is.. Also, not raising the threshold that was set a decade ago is even stupider.

  • Crummydore

    These cars look great in the flesh!

    Hmmm, need a pay rise!

  • Matty B

    It’s one of the few things BMW do that I really disagree with, bringing out an all new model, then updating to a completely new motor in 12 months time. They did the same thing with the E90 330i. Bought out the 335i then the 330 is worth nearly the same as a 325, problem is though nobody wants them when the 335 is so much better. Surely they have engine development schedules out more than 12 months. Either stick with the current 528 six cylinder for another 2 years or don’t bring the model out so soon.

    • aussieitalian

      I have to agree, and point out that with fashion accessories (which is what BM primarily are) they will tend to age quickly, especially when next season is released. Bavarian Motor Works seem to look dated after a couple of years, whereas the other marques age gracefully.

      • scooter

        So aussieitalian, are ferrari, Alfa, Maserati just fashion accessories too ?

  • Steve

    Prefer previous 5 series front end to these. Obviously a great drive but Gone soft with the flair.

    • Matty B

      Yeah but you can’t win, the previous 5/6/7 all copped so much flack for being too out there. Now they’ve gone too much the other way. I personally like the styling on their new sedans, but I do miss the distinction.

    • Bangel

      YES mr bangle’s previous 5 series was his best effort , still look the business , park next to M every day and its still a fresh hard edged design , now you see his flair aped on many cars , inc MB .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1285962287 Declan Collins

    I really don’t like replacing the silky smooth 3.0 I6 for a turbo 4 banger. The I6 is BMW.

    I also don’t think you can say that the 535i is the old ways, some people, myself included simply prefer the higher revving petrol motors to these new diesels. In saying that the 535d is extremely impressive.

  • Phil

    Hmmmmmmmm, so in the BMW 528i you get 180KW constant from 5000-6500 rpm/350 Nm of torque 1250-4800 rpm and it uses 6.7L\100km

    Meanwhile over at Ford Australia, Falcon fans are holding their breath for the ECOboost with its 177KW/320NM Falcon that uses 8.5L\100km (and this is supposed to be competitive at a global level without considering price!).

    • Matty B

      Consider the price difference though. You get what you pay for.

  • http://tinyurl.com/6bhhpml BMW vs Audi

    BMW is always indulged in tweaking something in and throwing something out and that too happens quite fastly.

    • Phil

      “that too happens quite fastly”

      Let me guess, your a Lexus fan?

  • kazuo

    As soon as i bought a 520d they upgraded the whole range???arrrr

BMW 5 Series Specs

Car Details
Make
BMW
Model
5
Variant
40i PROTECTION
Year
2001
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
4.4L
Cylinders
V8
Max. Torque
420Nm @  3900rpm
Max. Power
210kW @  5700rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
114.4W/kg
Bore & Stroke
92x82.7mm
Compression Ratio
10.0
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP AUTOMATIC STEPTRONIC
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
2.81
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
70
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
13.3L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1835
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1435mm
Length
4775mm
Width
1800mm
Ground Clearance
109mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
BALL - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.4
Front Rim Size
7.0Jx16
Rear Rim Size
7.0Jx16
Front Tyres
225/55 R16
Rear Tyres
225/55 R16
Wheel Base
2830
Front Track
1512
Rear Track
1526
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Power front seats
Control & Handling
Alloy Wheels Special, Automatic/Self levelling Suspension, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Compact disc player, Radio Cassette with 10 Speakers, Television
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Side Front Air Bags, Side Rear Air Bags
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  20,000 kms
Warranty
24 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
9-G-14
Country of Origin
GERMANY