Back to BMW after 4 years away. Liked the

Feb 16, 2021,07:23 AM

Interior of the merc when I got it but with the miles I do each year I just never got around the handling of the model I got. So went back to the competition and picked this up today. Wasn't sure about the colour I ordered as there was no demo model available at the time. Thought it'd look too bling but having seen it in the flesh I'm happy with it. Added the comfort extra so the seats are superb. Alloys look great too. Handling so far is good. Will hopefully make the miles more delightful when the lockdown travel distances are removed. Something cheerful in these tough times. Cheers S

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Good decision to switch back to the bimmer.

 By: Flanker : February 16th, 2021-07:48
Driving experience is still the best among its class.


 By: Hulk : February 16th, 2021-09:07


 By: roundel : February 16th, 2021-08:39
I’ve never driven a Bimmer diesel but others have told me they are very fun. I just drove past the local BMW dealer and noticed that the majority of the inventory on the lot were SUVs. I wonder if the impending fuel price hikes in the US will shift tastes... 

Great choice!

 By: Skyrider01 : February 16th, 2021-08:57
I'm on my second 5 series. Having owned both BMWs and Mercedes, I much prefer the BMWs.

My last one was a 212 E class

 By: VinnieD : February 16th, 2021-09:15
I actually liked the mix of handling and comfort. There was quite a bit of body roll indeed but I did not mind too much. Currently experiencing life without my own car, and I like it so far!

Good choice! What I have learned (today):

 By: Gwai : February 16th, 2021-09:16
"Strictly speaking, it's incorrect to talk about a 'beamer car' (or 'beemer car'). The correct term for a BMW automobile is 'bimmer' - 'beemer' and 'beamer' actually only refer to a BMW motorcycle." Source: My world will never be the same again. Cheers M... 

Aye. Quite shocking, actually.

 By: Gwai : February 16th, 2021-09:23
(On my fifth BMW myself.)

My love for these started with my Black Bart :-)

 By: MikiJ : February 16th, 2021-09:46
The first 5 series M Car, and it was only available in black ;-)

Cheers M4.

 By: Hulk : February 16th, 2021-13:27

Great car 520d

 By: benzng : February 16th, 2021-14:07
Mine is a 2012 model and I still love it. Thinking of upgrading now but a friend Says an all new model will come out next year? Your model comes with the digital dashboard? Thanks

Cheers it comes with the digital dash. This is the m sport with upgrade packs for internal. I didn't go for the m sport plus. but there are a few upgrades. Comfort pack, digital etc. There won't be a new model till 2024

 By: Hulk : February 16th, 2021-15:53
As this is the new face-lift version of the current model called the LCI - life cycle impulse which happens half way through the life of their cars. I checked before I ordered. This happened in July last year. That's how I happened to get the merc last ti... 

I’ve gone back and forth few times as well

 By: Jurry : February 16th, 2021-22:53
I love that 5 series that you now have. Have driven them for many years when I was in The Netherlands. Out here in the desert I started with BMW but somehow the climate and the car never became friends. Switched (again) to Mercedes (after an intermezzo wi... 


 By: Jurry : February 17th, 2021-11:08
The roads out here may be slightly better when it comes to the asphalt but other than that some roads are empty and others clogged every hour of the day. Example: the highway Dubai-Abu Dhabi has 7 lanes on each side yet 24/7 massive traffic. So the govern... 

Good looking 5er.

 By: George Gently : February 17th, 2021-02:48
I've had my fair share of BMW's. Until there came a time my annual mileage became rather high. Since then I'm driving Mercedes-Benz (my 6th in a row). Wish you fun and always a safe trip...