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Old 02-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #17
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yeah I saw it. they are testing the wrong car though. 550 is front heavy, and has electric steering.

those are two reasons (among others) why I picked 535xi over 550i or 535i
535xi has hydraulic steering and has proper bmw feel.

the gripe I had with my e39 540 was that it was too heavy in the front.
535xi is perfect in that department. it already has 300HP/300lb and is faster than e39 540 AND I will chip/mod it too to

340 whp (420 HP at the crank)
370 wtq (460 tq at the crank)


no reason for 550 with all its issues

Originally Posted by bmwm5lover View Post
The new 5ers are GORGEOUS! Congrats, great choice.

PS. Read the latest Motor trend blurb about the 5er in their "car of the year" article, I think you willl find it interesting .
F10 535xi M-Sport, Dark Graphite
E39 540i Sport Titanium Silver - SOLD
E34 520 Black - SOLD
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