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
#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.
#122 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [bathel]
Oct 07, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Buyers who look at the M45 also look at the 550.
V6 vs I6 and V8 vs V8
In comparison test, the M45 outperformed the E500, 550i, Audi A6 and Lexus GS430
Tough to compare the I6 to a car that beat BMW's 8 cylinder.
Its just not far to BMW. The M45 is a different league.
#123 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [bathel]
Oct 07, 2007 (6:26 pm)
The 528 is MUCH to slow to compare to the M35. Nice car. Just inferior.
#124 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [mmoreno1978]
Oct 08, 2007 (6:45 pm)
Hahahaha......you have a great sense of humor!!
#125 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [mmoreno1978]
Oct 10, 2007 (4:27 pm)
"In comparison test, the M45 outperformed the E500, 550i, Audi A6 and Lexus GS430"
Do you have a link to this test? Or any other test that includes the 5 series and the M?
The 535 is cross shopped against the 550, so cross shopping with the M45 should be expected.
#127 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [mmoreno1978]
Oct 10, 2007 (8:48 pm)
Thanks for the link. The test speaks well for the M45, but I myself would not interpret it to say its all or nothing for the M45. If the focus is a sports sedan, my take-away is the choice is between the M45 and the 550, and there are valid reasons for choosing one over the other.
The test also shows why some would cross shop the 535 to the M45 if you look at 0 - 60 times. It was measured at 5.9 for the M45 in this test while BMW claims 5.6 for the 535 on their web site- good indication they are comparable notwithstanding the number of cylinders.
#128 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [bruceomega]
Oct 11, 2007 (3:01 pm)
With 0-60 times, they can change quite a bit depending on the surface and ambient temperature. Plus, how well broken in the engine is and the skill of the driver. The point being, unless the tests are done the same day, on the same track at nearly the same time with the same driver after familiarizing himself with the vehicle and at least several tries, small differences are not discriminators as conditions can easily account for a fair amount.
#129 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [james27]
Oct 11, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Yes, I agree, you should compare times from the same test and same conditions to get concrete answers.
I'm not trying to compare specific 0 - 60 times per se, just trying to categorize cars by comparable power / acceleration capability- one data point on the scale of performance.
If you look at the C&D test data in the referenced article, the 550 was a half second quicker to 60 than the M45.
If you look at the BMW web site, they claim the 550 does 0 - 60 in 5.5 and the 535 does it in 5.7 with the standard automatic. If you accept the 535 is about 0.2 seconds slower than the 550, then based on the data in the C&D test one could conclude the 535 is faster than the M45 to 60.
I'm only claiming the two cars are comparable in power / acceleration. Based on this, my own personal opinion is the 535 is more of a competitor to the M45 than the M35- YMMV.
#130 of 143 Re: bmw 530xi vs infinity m35 [mmoreno1978]
Oct 27, 2007 (8:21 pm)
I just got the M35 after test driving the 535i, GS350 and A6. I was looking for a car that was luxurious, spacious, looks good and economical price wise. Factoring in all of the above, for me M35 was the perfect choice. I liked the A6 for its looks, 530i for its performance, GS350 for its quietness but the M35 for its overall package.