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2011 BMW 535i - Click above for high-res image gallery
On the whole, we're pretty impressed with the 2011 BMW 5 Series
, and after conducting our first drive in Portugal
, we're confident that the F10 Fiver will make its way to the head of the class once again. Next week, the car will officially debut for the North American public at the New York Auto Show
, and it will officially go on sale in June of this year, priced from $50,475 for the 535i and $60,575 for the 550i (including $875 for destination and handling).
The first key item to note is the base prices for both models are actually less than the current cars (only slightly, truth be told). However, in true German business-class luxury form, it's the options list that'll get you. Naturally, you'll want to shell out $2,200 for the Sport Package, and we'd recommend adding $2,700 for the Dynamic Handling Package, as well. Other fancy-shmancy add-ons include the usual Premium ($1,800, 535i only) or Premium 2 ($4,900/$2,800, 535i/550i) packages, Nappa leather ($2,450/$1,000), rear-seat entertainment ($2,200), integral active steering ($1,750), active cruise control ($2,400) and night vision with pedestrian detection ($2,600). The full list of options is available after the jump
Still, even with the exhaustive options list, the 5 Series is competitively priced against its key competitors - the Audi A6
and Mercedes-Benz E-Class
. And with a choice of two turbocharged engines, top-notch interior refinement and some shiny new sheetmetal, we're sure that prospective 5 Series owners will be quite pleased.
Gallery: First Drive: 2011 BMW 535i
Photos by Chris Paukert / Copyright (C)2010 Weblogs, Inc.
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