First Look on 2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW 5-Series is back to being one stern and handsome German, meant to take on other sternly other German cars such as Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If we look back, when the 2010 BMW 5-Series F10 sedan comes to North America in June 2010, the first two setups will be the gas-slaking marquee cars, the 2011 BMW 325i has 302 horsepower turbocharged direct-injected 3.0-liter V6 with intake-side Valvetronic, and the 2011 BMW 550i has recently developed 402 horsepower with twin-turbo with direct-injected 4.4-liter V8.

The 2011 BMW 5-Series has ZF-built eight-speed as its standard equipment and it comes attached to the twin-turbo V8 which replaces the last-generation of the 362 horsepower 4.8-liter naturally aspirated unit, and following the 8.6 percent price hike promised in Germany. So, we predict the price tag for the 2011 BMW 5-Series is $65,600 – more or less.

If we compare the previous 5-Series with the current 550i of 2011 BMW 5-Series which has 4.8-liter V8 and new twin turbo 4.4-liter, the horsepower is up by 11 percent while fuel use drops by 5 percent. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph for the 550i of 2011 BMW 5-Series is pretty much as it was before at just under 5 seconds, and top speed on all cars on North America is limited to 130 mph, extendable up to 150 mph with the 2011 BMW 5-Series Sport package.

2011 BMW 5-Series has hood, front fender, and door panels made from aluminum to save weight, the 550i weighs in at 4.035 pounds at the curb with no passengers. The visual tricks of the 2011 BMW 5-Series make it seem more imposing – bigger, wider triple intakes at the chin, liberal  use of the horizontal lines front and back, stretched lighting units – match well with the slightly lower height, wider track with pronounced haunches, and greater overall width. Despite all the features, the 2011 BMW 5-Series has made Vorsteiner to made tuning kit for it, click here to read our coverage.

Tuning Kit for BMW 5-Series by Vorsteiner

Vorsteiner Tuning Kit for BMW 5

BMW 5-Series will be getting tuning kit courtesy of Vorsteiner. We really can’t figure out why tuners are still shy it comes to developing modification packages for BMW 5-Series F10 and F11 which is the current generation and sedan and estate. And the only one who can make this kind of tuning kit for the BMW 5-Series is none other than Vorsteiner.

Actually, Vorsteiner does not offer the package yet, as it has only released a pair of renderings that offer us a preview of the good things o come. The details are limited and still keeps in complete hush-hush which means we can only rely on the images to see what the BMW 5-Series will be gifted with.

The BMW 5-Series has received exterior kits from Vorsteiner such as new front and rear fascias, as well as fresh side skirts and two spoiler lips. The front bumper of BMW 5-Series comes with generous air intakes and  uses of a carbon fiber lip, the side skirts come with a clean design which complements the understated nature of the BMW 5-Series’ stock design.

Vorsteiner Tuning Kit for BMW 5 back view

The rear bumper of the BMW 5-Series accommodates a carbon fiber diffuse and set a trapezoidal exhaust pipes. As for the two spoiler lips, one of them is located on the boot lid, while the other is mounted at the top of the rear window of the BMW 5-Series.

Just so you know, the BMW 5-Series comes with two variants: the 2011 BMW 535i which is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged direct-injected with intake-side Valvetronic, and the 2011 BMW 550i got the power from a 4.4-liter V8.

BMW 5-Series tuning kits by Vorsteiner has received a set of custom lightweight rims which use a sporty design and wrapped in high performance tires which Vorsteiner bragged to enhance both the look and the handling of the vehicle. Since it is just tiny bitty information about the BMW 5-Series tuning kits, Vorsteiner stated that the package will be released this summer which means that we will get information related to it (very) soon.