G30 5 series

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by Neddo, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Neddo

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  2. Harakudoshi

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    It looks like the outgoing 5 series.
    And it won't have a proper gearbox.
     
  3. Neddo

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    outgoing 5 series looks better than most competition. So this also looks better than competition, even in lower trims. E Class isn't that bad but very uniqueless, XF only nails the front but disappoints on other angles, Lexus GS was way better before facelift, Ghibli lacks character. S90 however stands out.

    We'll wait for touring

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    I miss the times when lower trims looked amazing too.
     
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    BMW used the E## chassis codes for more then 40 years. They used the F## codes for not even 10 years and now they on G## codes :confused: Why?
     
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    I miss the times when BMWs were both handsome and proper driver's cars.
     
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    I think this car is already on the road, I saw a black one last week.

    I initially took it for a 7-series, but a 7-series is a lot bigger than this, and upon second inspection looks a lot different.
     
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    It could also be a current 3 series. Because they are currently following the Audi-Mercedes design language of 'take one model and scale it up and down as needed for different cars'
     
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    I'm very sure it was not a 3-series, as they are everywhere around here.
     
  9. Harakudoshi

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    I was making a joke.
     
  10. VXR

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    The pace at which BMW has changed in the last decade is frightening. One six cylinder, FWD, umpteen niche models. They're not the company I used to love.
     
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    BMW in name only. Remember this?
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    What's a "proper gearbox?"
     
  13. Wolfe

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    In before @Harakudoshi clarifies what he means and someone chastises him for daring to have a preference, possibly comparing him to a Jalopnik reader for extra likes.
     
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    'Amazing' wasn't exactly my first thought.

    If anything the new BMW models' poverty specs look better than ever before.
     
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  15. Neddo

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    well, let's wait for G30 vanilla mode.
     
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    Let's not pretend having a preference is the same as dismissing all autos on the basis of them not being "proper" gearboxes.

    People lament the loss of a manual in a mid-range luxury sedan, even if that's where the vast majority of the class has already gone. I'm sure BMW has their reasons — like, oh I don't know, sales figures — but I suppose the smarter move would be to produce cars with a stick so that they can sit, unsold, on dealer lots. All so that online "enthusiasts", who were probably never in the market for the car in the first place, can champion it as some sort of superior vehicle.
     
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    And no previous generation of BMW ever looked like a scaled-up or -down version of other cars in the range...

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    Lamenting the lack of a manual option != insisting that BMW would do better to offer a manual. It's not hard to acknowledge realities while holding fast to a preference, even a slightly derisive all-or-nothing one. The industry is full of such realities nowadays, with CAFE and safety standards and all that. And this subforum is full of superficial commentary.
     
  19. 05XR8

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    Damn good performance from that diesel.

    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/9FC73DC58ACB6D60CA25804A0082AE82
     
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    Some pics of 530d XDrive M Sport with some M Performance parts.

    G30 01.jpg G30 02.jpg G30 03.jpg G30 04.jpg G30 05.jpg G30 06.jpg G30 07.jpg G30 08.png G30 09.jpg G30 10.jpg G30 11.jpg
     
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    Thanks BMW for posting your video on Facebook where it makes your 720p video look like something from the early 2000s.

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    From the front and side view, it doesn't look too different from the outgoing F10.
     
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  25. 05XR8

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    Meh. Oh, wait... Thought this was the Cool Wall...
     
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    I really don't understand why they made it AWD. That's a bunch of unnecessary added weight.
     
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    Pure class, this new M5.
     
  30. 05XR8

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    Wish they'd go back to their roots.

    Takes double the time to 60mph, but does that make it less fun?