Last post on Nov 30, 2007 at 2:07 PM
You are in the BMW 5-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M35, Sedan
#112 of 143 Re: ??????? [mmoreno1978]
Apr 05, 2007 (8:02 am)
Yes. That is doing about 75 mph on the highway. Remember that this is a 6 speed transmission and at 75 mph the engine hangs around 2000 to 2500 RPMs. It drops considerably when driving in stop and go traffic just like any other vehicle.
It still does not beat my 2000 Toyota Corrola in gas mileage, but my toyota is not a mile long and have 325 horses.
My point is that there is much more going on in the vehicle than meets the eye, which is why most people would say they are overpriced. I agree that they are expensive and may not ever be able to afford to get another one, but that does not discount the fact the it is a performer. Plus I think the maintenence is build into the price. 67k miles and not a single penny paid yet for maintence. New brakes, new torque converter, new worn parts, new trunk motor, etc. Not a penny paid. Tires are expensive, though (which I did have to pay for).
#113 of 143 I6 VS V6, well...
Jun 12, 2007 (6:55 am)
At least to me, what put Nissan (Datsun) in automobiles' map was the Z240/260 ("fair lady") back in seventies and the reason, inline 6 engine
What makes W124 Benz e-class as one of the longest selling model, Inline 6 engine.
The last inline 6 engine in luxury car, ahem BMW 530-535
I hope BMW keeps making them.
#114 of 143 Re: I6 VS V6, well... [hpia4v2]
Jun 12, 2007 (2:35 pm)
#115 of 143 I just tested both
Jun 23, 2007 (6:30 am)
After reading great reviews and ratings on the M series, I decided to test it. I first drove the BMW 535. It was very quick and solid. I then took an M35x out from another dealer.
I found the electronics on the M to be superior but in driving dynamics it was a distant second. The steering feel was not there. The BMW was superior in terms of suspension and brakes. It also felt more solid- the doors were heavier etc.
I'm sure that the M is a great value and that has to be part of its attraction. It's quick, reliable and offers all the tech goodies of the more expensive cars but to me the BMW experience was a level above, one that you certainly pay for.
Just my 2 cents.
#116 of 143 535i vs M35 vs M45
Jun 27, 2007 (6:27 pm)
It will be interesting to see how the 535i compares to the M35 and M45 in terms of performance and Comfort.
My guess is that the 535i will give the M45 a run for it.
#117 of 143 Re: 535i vs M35 vs M45 [achonko]
Jun 28, 2007 (1:10 pm)
I would like to see the M45 and 550i in a comparison test. I have seen the M35 beat out the 530i (both 6 cylinders), but haven't seen any tests with the 8 cylinder sport sedans. If anyone has a link, please post it. Would lke to know if Infiniti is also superiour with the more powerful engine.
#118 of 143 bmw 530xi vs infinity m35
Oct 02, 2007 (3:02 pm)
I drove both vehicles before finally purchasing the bmw. Altough I liked the "step on the peddle" performance of the Infinity a bit more than the BMW, there were things that just were simply better abouth the 530xi. It felt like a much more solid vehicle * the controls were more solid looking and feeling * the steering had a much better feel * the "sport" seats were superior * and I was able to get it with a 6-speed! As mentioned earlier, the only real 530xi drawback is it's lack of "kick in the rear" power. Anyone have any engine upgrade thoughts?
#119 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [bumps]
Oct 02, 2007 (3:27 pm)
I MUST say, the 535xi is def on par with the M35x. BMW did a great job by giving the car more horsepower.
I LOVE the M35x, but the 535xi was def fun to drive!
I wish BMW would only make the car a little more luxurious looking (inside and out).
#120 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [mmoreno1978]
Oct 03, 2007 (8:16 am)
I MUST say, the 535xi is def on par with the M35x
The question I am curious about is how the 535Xi compares to the forthcoming M45x.
I have not followed the road tests in detail, but I thought I read somewhere (Edmonds?) where they posted a 0 - 60 time for the M45 of 6 seconds, while BMW claims the 0 - 60 time for the 535i/535Xi is less than 6 seconds.
0 - 60 is only one small aspect of of a car's performance, and I'm not trying to claim one accelerates faster than the other per se, but if this one example is correct then they have comparable acceleration. If so, then that would indicate the 535Xi is more of a competitor to the M45x than the M35x.
#121 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [bruceomega]
Oct 03, 2007 (10:46 am)
I've driven the 528 and 535 BMW along with the M35 and M45.
On pure performance, handling and feel... the 528 is more like the M35 but IMO better than the M35. The 535 is well beyond the M45 this area.
If you look at features and value, the M35 and 45 win hands down.