2011 BMW 5 Series – Video review and some drifting

5-series | February 20th, 2010 by 20
2011_bmw_5series_535i publishes one of their usual video reviews and this time, it is BMW 5 Series’ time to go through the test drills. In contrast …

2011_bmw_5series_535i publishes one of their usual video reviews and this time, it is BMW 5 Series’ time to go through the test drills. In contrast with some of the recent reviews, the Dutch fellows at Autoblog are quite enjoying the new 5er and the short drifting moment at the end of the video comes to confirm that.

The model tested is the entry-level unit into the U.S. market, the 535i that comes with the new turbocharged 3.0-liter N55 inline-6 with its single twin-scroll turbo. The car also weighs, with the new eight-speed automatic, around 3,880 pounds. This is some 177 pounds more than the outgoing car , but that’s the price you pay for a larger package and a 55 percent increase in structural rigidity.

The 2011 BMW 535i produces 302 horsepower at 5,800-6,400 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque from 1,200-5,000 rpm. Straigthline speed? 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds.

So, let’s have a look and for those of us that skipped Dutch in school, the English subtitles will come in handy.

  • Alvin Wong

    I can’t say I’m a fan of the air dam on the front bumper, but I must say that this new 5 is the complete package combining performance, driving pleasure and luxury compared to everything in it’s segment.

  • Arash Kamangeer

    the 535i in Netherlands costs 62,000 Euro’s with out the optional extras!!!!
    That is Expensive sadly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think the cheapest is in america

    • viper

      you have huge taxes in ur country its just ridiculous…..thats why u dont have much of these cars on the road. just mediocre if not even below that..really sad&off for a country with such high living standards…
      the guy seems to love the car but thats all , he aint too impressed as he said the E60 still looks pretty fine

      • XC

        As usual, smart, clever, full of sapience and sagacity comments…. as daft as a brush.

  • johnny

    what’s wrong with that guy……..he cant drive or what, like he’s on ice, i would tame dat B****

  • Babken

    BMW 5 Series is a dream automobile. Simply the BEST. The e-class and a6 have to fight for the 2nd place. As always!

    • A#

      The next A6 awaits

      • Babken

        That’s all the a6 can do.

        • A#

          I like this car but i am still torn between its looks and the Chris Bangle variety.

          And I would love to see how the new A6 stacks up. If they dont drop the ball.

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  • Babak

    Guys, relax this is an automotive discussion. Viper, dude you gotta calm down. And none of these cars are shit. I would never in a million years buy an E-Class, but I personally know at least 20 people that have them and love them to death because they don’t care about driving dynamics. They just want a relaxing, luxury cruiser. Just because some of the other cars are aiming (and succeeding) at something WE don’t prefer doesn’t mean the car is shit, and that no one will prefer it. Relax.

    • wazon8

      You just add fuel to the fire, since viper since that MB’s cars are better in terms of dynamics and handling than BMWs eighter. :D

    • plaxico

      oh my God …i agree with him …….You said it right.

  • badger

    how much is the 5er going to cost in the US?

    • Daniel H ( aka :p )

      About the same as the E60

  • Babken

    The review is OK except the fuel consumption. The reviewer gives an unbelievable figure. 27.7mpg divided by three? I think that he has a problem with mathematics.

  • Babken

    The review is fine except the fuel consumption figure. 27.7mpg divided by three? I think that the reviewer has a serious problem with mathematics.

  • han

    love it

  • Auday

    two words … Grow Up

  • XC

    If he got a cent for each time he hears that…