Last post on Nov 30, 2007 at 2:07 PM
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BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M35, Sedan
#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.
#131 of 143 528ix vs. M35x
Oct 28, 2007 (7:29 pm)
I had the opportunity to drive the BMW 528ix and M35x today and would have to say the M35 wins in terms of performance. It has a very nice interior and the engine note is beautiful!! They 528 has a nicER interior than the M35 but feels a little bit smaller...and whats with the smart key?? The m's exterior is so much nicer and it's a much better deal. The BMW just felt sluggish
#132 of 143 Re: 528ix vs. M35x [samaudi]
Oct 29, 2007 (5:14 am)
You need to drive the 535xi. Its much more on par with the M35. The 528 is quite inferior. I am sure you will find the 535xi much less sluggish.
The 528xi would be compared to a Hyundai Sonata.
#133 of 143 Re: 528ix vs. M35x [mmoreno1978]
Oct 29, 2007 (5:54 am)
The problem with comparing 535xi vs M35x is that they are in rather different price categories. Here in Canada (where we are shafted on car prices, despite the fact that our dollar is now even slightly stronger than the $US) the bmw535xi prices out at just a hair under $80K (equipped similarly to a M35x with technology package) whereas the M35X has a price of about $67K.
lol... comparing the 528 to a sonata is a little harsh...
#134 of 143 Re: 528ix vs. M35x [kivi]
Oct 29, 2007 (6:26 am)
Wow!!!! Thats a huge difference in Canada. Come to the states, its VERY different. If you walk into a BMW dealership and tell them youre looking at the M35, they will take you directky over to the 535xi. It also leases for almost the same due to the higher residual value. When i looked at the 530xi, it was $10 lower per month than the identical lease on my M35x.
They are taking advantage of you guys in Canada.
I as joking about the Sonata. You ever see that commercial with the Sonata and the 5 Series?
#135 of 143 Re: 528ix vs. M35x [mmoreno1978]
Oct 31, 2007 (8:03 pm)
I just picked up my 535xi and it is a terrific car...but the comparable lease cost is definitely higher then the M35x.........