2011 BMW 5 Series spotted in our hometown Chicago

5-series | January 23rd, 2010 by 20
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Now that’s a first. One of the newly released BMWs makes their way in our hometown Chicago before they reach the BMW dealerships in the …

Now that’s a first. One of the newly released BMWs makes their way in our hometown Chicago before they reach the BMW dealerships in the area. The folks over at ConsumerGuideAuto spotted the car somewhere in the Chicagoland area and this is one of the first 5 Series seen in a black color.

The new 5 Series is set to debut here in the U.S. at New York Auto Show and shortly after to become available at dealerships across the country.

Even though official pricing has yet to be announced, Munich executives told the press that the base price of the 2011 BMW 535i would stay the same as the 2010 BMW 5 Series or might even be slightly lower than the current E60 models.

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At launch, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be available with one V-8 and one inline-6 gasoline engine. The top-of-the-range BMW 550i arrives with BMW’s “reverse-flow” V-8 engine featuring twin turbochargers and High Precision direct injection for maximum output of 400 hp. The new inline-6 of the BMW 535i features a single twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision direct injection, and, for the first time, VALVETRONIC throttle-less intake technology. It delivers a maximum output of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft. The 535i and 550i will be available with a choice of 6-speed manual transmission, BMW’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, or new “Sport Automatic” 8-speed.

Later, the BMW 528i will debut with a 240 hp inline-6 featuring lightweight magnesium-aluminum construction and VALVETRONIC throttle-less intake technology for efficiency and unparalleled responsiveness.

More on the 2011 BMW 5 Series on Monday when we will report live from Portugal.

[Source: ConsumerGuideAuto ]

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  • Babak

    Are you sure the 550i will get manual?

  • viper

    looks like an older hyundai…nice job

  • Soofdawg

    I wish we were getting the diesel versions. The 4-cylinder version is supposed to get 47mpg. Anyone know why we don’t? Demand is there based on the X5 sales alone.

    • :p

      Diesel cars are not that popular in America. Especially in Texas where Gas prices are lower than Diesel fuel

      • Soofdawg

        The demand and popularity has been there for a while now, hence why manufacturers have made them available for years now, including Mercedes, VW, and BMW.

        If you’re getting 47mpg, you’re actually paying less with diesel even if the cost is a bit more then regular gasoline.

  • wazon8

    Amazing car, it’s growing on me more and more. Each real life photo reveals how great this car in fact is.

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  • Karsten M

    What is interesting about this car is that it is the first new 5 series I have seen with the sport series shadow trim. All prior car spied and in press have had chrome. Even the cars that have been written about this weekend, from the media launch in Portugal, with all sport options, have had the chrome trim. On the German BMW configure website, it appears the shadow trim is an option on the sports package. It will be interesting to see what the official US version of the 2011 535 with sports package will look like….especially the wheels.

  • michael

    it looks amazing in black!

  • plaxico

    i mean this is the ugliest 5 series ever made, same goes for the current 7 and the previous 3…

    • Auba

      Any news of four wheel drive for the new 5 series?

      • plaxico

        oh God ,uve found right lad to ask that

        • viper

          I think hes new here , hes got no clue who is who here , eventually he will get it , but to answer his question:
          the answer is the x drive 5er will arrive in the end of 2010

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  • Jag

    on BMW website the havana color looks gorgeous. i wonder how it looks in real life.