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BMW 5 Series (F10)

The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series the (F10) debuted 23 November 2009 as a 2010 model.[5] The Station Wagon/Touring version carries the chassis code F11. This chassis is shared with the 7 Series (F01) and the 6 Series (F12). Styling It was designed by Jacek Frohlich from November 2005 to December 2006, with a more prominent upright split kidney grille and the absence of the "Bangle butt" rear-end styling of its E60 predecessor. Externally, the car is a more traditional BMWesque design; a far more sober effort after the highly controversial E60. Although it bears some resemblance to the E60 with the wide kidney grilles and a very pronounced Hofmeister kink, the creases in the bonnet and just underneath the door are clearly related to the E39 and other earlier 5 series models. Inside marks the return of the centre console being clearly angled towards the driver, another marked change from its immediate predecessor which was noted for its non traditional BMW design.[6][7] However, opinion is divided, as a reviewer described the F10 as too bland and conservative, compared to the E60 predecessor, as well too much resemblance to the E90 3-Series.[8] [edit]Engineering 2010 BMW 528i (F10) sedan (Australia) F11 Touring The F10 shares a platform with the BMW 7 Series (F01) and has been described as a downsized-7 Series in contrast to its E60 predecessor which was regarded as an upsized 3 Series.[9] Improvements over the E60-generation 5-series include a front dual ball joint short-long arm suspension, and rear multilink suspension, making it more refined but heavier. While the E60 had an aluminum front chassis structure from firewall forward (which provided perfect balance but was expe

sive to repair), the F10 has returned to the conventional steel monocoque. Long wheel base sedan (2010-) A long wheel base version of the BMW 5 Series Sedan was developed for the Chinese and Mexican markets, as a cheaper alternative to the BMW 7 Series which is also longer and wider. The 5 Series LWB has been extended by 14 cm (5.5 in). It includes a high-comfort rear seat bench developed specifically for this model, 4-zone automatic air conditioning, rear-seat entertainment, and electrically adjustable sunblinds on the rear side windows and a folding table integrated in the backrest of the front passenger’s seat. The model range includes the 523Li, 528Li, and 535Li. All models include 8-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic.[11] The LWB 5 Series was first assembled at BMW Plant Shenyang in Shenyang, China plant for Chinese market.[12] Mexican built armored BMW 5 vehicles are also built on an identical stretched frame as the Chinese long wheelbase model but are otherwise identical to the international models and do include most of the specialized features of the Chinese version apart from the entertainment system and power sunblinds. Instead the added space is used for the installation of armor plate and other security features. This model is known as the BMW 5 Security and only is available in long wheelbase form with the 4.4L V8 engine. BMW is planning on selling the Chinese built long wheelbase version in the Middle East market by 2013 and eventually assembling the LWB 5 series in their Egyptian facility for the Middle Eastern market. The Mexican built armored LWB 5 series is currently sold internationally as the BMW 5 Security and is manufactured in Toluca, Mexico State, Mexico.