Last post on Feb 09, 2007 at 10:58 AM
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#10 of 18 Re: BMW 335i [achonko]
Feb 05, 2007 (10:49 am)
Any word on when the 08 will actually be available? One guy told me that his dealer said that if he ordered a 5 series for European delivery after mid-March he would get an 08 model which could be picked up at the factory in early June.
#11 of 18 Model Year '08 begins in March
Feb 06, 2007 (11:26 am)
I discussed ordering the 550 for this summer and they confirmed production for '08 begins in March. For a June delivery, it would definitely be a 2008 model.
#12 of 18 Re: BMW 335i [pearl]
Feb 06, 2007 (8:25 pm)
Spring. Your dealer should start taking order in March if not sooner for April-May delivery.
#13 of 18 Re: Model Year '08 begins in March [shulse]
Feb 06, 2007 (8:28 pm)
The 550i will still have the same 4.8 litre V8.
The Bit-turbo 4.4 litre V8 will first debut in the E72- X6, E70-X5,then the F01/02 750i before making its way to the F10 550i in 2009 as a MY2010.
#14 of 18 Re: Model Year '08 begins in March [achonko]
Feb 07, 2007 (3:33 pm)
What do you think the performance specs on the bi-turbo 4.4l will look like? My hunch is over 400 on bhp & torque, with heavy low-end torque.
Also, do you think the bi-turbo design will create more maintenance issues?
#15 of 18 Re: Model Year '08 begins in March [shulse]
Feb 08, 2007 (3:10 pm)
The initial bench test gave results that were close to 500 HP, and Torque.
BMW will limit it to about 420 SAE HP and Torque.
You are right about the low end torque with flat and wider bandwidth than the N54 engine.
Performance wise, the 550i will be to the S6, the way the 335i is to the S4.
#16 of 18 Re: Model Year '08 begins in March [achonko]
Feb 09, 2007 (8:32 am)
Interesting correlation of models. Was curious, to what do you think the 535i will compare?
#17 of 18 Re: Model Year '08 begins in March [bruceomega]
Feb 09, 2007 (10:58 am)
The 535i in pricing terms will attract a marginal price increase.
Performance wise, the 535 will compare to the following models:
Audi 4.2 V8 Quattro A6(on the dry) but cost less
Infiniti 4.5l V8 M45 with identical pricing.
Lexus 4.3l V8 GS430 but cost less
Performance wise, the 535i will outperform these cars.