That 535d is a beast. Now if the Government would lower the LCT so we could all benefit from frugal luxury cars!
If LCT is lower, why would people opt for local built luxury models?
What do you mean? All cars (including locally produced cars) pay LCT. It’s not an import tariff.
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.
These cars look great in the flesh!
Hmmm, need a pay rise!
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.
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.
So aussieitalian, are ferrari, Alfa, Maserati just fashion accessories too ?
Prefer previous 5 series front end to these. Obviously a great drive but Gone soft with the flair.
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.
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 .
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.
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!).
Consider the price difference though. You get what you pay for.
BMW is always indulged in tweaking something in and throwing something out and that too happens quite fastly.
“that too happens quite fastly”
Let me guess, your a Lexus fan?
As soon as i bought a 520d they upgraded the whole range???arrrr