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G30 5 series review compilation: Updated with Touring model reviews

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In English:

Auto Express: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/5-s...ng-2017-review

Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/bmw/...ouring-review/

Car UK: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-rev...g-2017-review/

What Car: https://www.whatcar.com/news/bmw-5-s...g-2017-review/

Business Car: http://www.businesscar.co.uk/tests/2...m-sport-review

Autocar: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...ng-2017-review

Car Buyer: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/bm.../estate/review

Top Gear: https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/...series-touring




In German:

Bimmertoday: http://www.bimmertoday.de/2017/05/10...her-star-520d/

Frankfurter Neue Presse: http://www.fnp.de/ratgeber/autoundve...art331,2616128

Motor Zeitung: http://motorzeitung.de/news.php?newsid=429701



[B]Videos[B]

Autogefuhl:


What Car:


Autophorie:



M550i reviews:


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In English:

The 1st US reviews are finally here!

Automobile: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/20...w-first-drive/

Car and Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review

Road and Track: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...e-first-drive/

Kelley Blue Book: https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the...w-/2100004160/

Motor 1: https://www.motor1.com/reviews/14452...e-first-drive/




Other English reviews:

Car Advice (Australia): http://www.caradvice.com.au/546820/2...ve-quick-drive

Top Gear: https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/...17/first-drive

Autoblog: http://www.autoblog.com/2017/04/26/2...e-review-9876/

Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/spor...ve-2017-review

BMW Blog: http://www.bmwblog.com/2017/04/26/fi...-m550i-xdrive/

Complete Car (Ireland): https://www.completecar.ie/car-revie...ve-review.html




In German:


Auto Motor und Sport: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/f...-12016514.html

Motor Talk: http://www.motor-talk.de/news/ganz-s...-t6017017.html

Auto Bild: http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-5...7-5276054.html

Motor Zeitung: http://motorzeitung.de/news.php?newsid=427165

Auto-News: http://www.auto-news.de/test/einzelt...tz-M5_id_40077

Bimmertoday: http://www.bimmertoday.de/2017/04/27...dem-v8-hammer/

Auto Presse: http://auto-presse.de/autonews.php?newsid=427165

Focus.de: http://www.focus.de/auto/fahrbericht...d_7037966.html

Stern: http://www.stern.de/auto/news/bmw-m5...r-7429372.html

Auto Zeitung: http://www.autozeitung.de/neuer-bmw-...rt-185345.html




In French:


La Revue Automobile: http://www.larevueautomobile.com/Act...max-12613.html

L'Argus: http://www.largus.fr/actualite-autom...e-8498411.html

Actu Automobile: http://www.actu-automobile.com/2017/...-m550i-xdrive/


In Italian

Motorionline: http://www.motorionline.com/2017/04/...y-fotografica/



In Spanish:


Top Gear Spain: https://www.topgear.es/noticias/depo...i-xdrive-96848




Videos:


Autogefuehl (English): a very detailed review!



Auto Bild (German)


Auto Visie Review (Dutch)


L'Argus (French): Acceleration test


BMW Video footage (German)


BMW Blog:






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In English:

CarAdvice (Australia): http://www.caradvice.com.au/544875/2...rmance-review/

Motoring (Australia): http://www.motoring.com.au/bmw-530e-2017-review-106958/

Autocar (UK): https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...ce-2017-review

Auto Express (UK): http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/5-s...id-2017-review

EVO (UK): http://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/5-series/19...art-and-wallet


In German:

Auto-News: http://www.auto-news.de/test/einzelt...ybrid_id_40078

Motor Zeitung: http://motorzeitung.de/news.php?newsid=427167

Auto Presse: http://auto-presse.de/autonews.php?newsid=427165



In Italian:


Al Volante: http://www.alvolante.it/primo_contat...e-iperformance

Quattroruote: http://www.quattroruote.it/news/prim...rformance.html


In French:

Auto-Moto: http://www.auto-moto.com/nouveautes/...52.html#item=1


Videos:

From BMW


From Auto-Moto (French)




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Previous reviews of the G30 (At the launch of the car)


From US and Canadian Mags:
- Car and Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...-series-review
- Automobile: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/20...-drive-review/
- Cnet (with nice pictures) https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2...eries/preview/
- Motor Trend: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/bmw/5...-closing-door/
- Road & Track: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...i-first-drive/
- Driving.ca: http://driving.ca/bmw/5-series/revie...7-bmw-5-series
- Globe and Mail (CA): http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe...ticle33236654/
- Guide Auto (CA): http://www.guideautoweb.com/en/artic...eries-agility/


UK Mags:
- The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/bmw/...blends-boring/
- Top Gear: http://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/b...to/first-drive
- What Car: http://www.whatcar.com/news/2017-bmw-5-series-review/
Video:

- Auto Express: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/5-s...es-2017-review
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- Carbuyer: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/bm.../saloon/review
- Autocar: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...mw-540i-review
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- Carfection - CNet: (Video): https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/videos...ter-than-ever/
- Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/car...th-heaven.html
- Complete Car (video)

- Car Magazine: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-rev...s-2017-review/
- Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...vals-1.2893015
- IOL (NZ) http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest...s-suit-2095613
- EVO: http://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/5-series/18...ly-capable-car
- Irish Independent: http://www.independent.ie/life/motor...-35272975.html


Australian Mags:
- CarAdvice: http://www.caradvice.com.au/506764/2...series-review/
- Drive: http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-revi...11-gt8t3n.html
- Practical Motoring: https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car...w-first-drive/
- Motoring: http://www.motoring.com.au/bmw-5-ser...review-105042/


German Mags: (right click on the page and use translation if needed)
- Focus online: http://www.focus.de/auto/fahrbericht...d_6265546.html
- N24: http://www.n24.de/n24/Nachrichten/Au...sten-test.html
- Motor Talk: http://www.motor-talk.de/news/eigent...-t5876251.html
- Motorsport Total: http://www.motorsport-total.com/auto...-16112802.html
- Auto Bild: http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-5...s-5276054.html
Video:

- Auto Zeitung: http://www.autozeitung.de/auto-fahrb.../neuer-bmw-5er
- Der Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/auto/fahrberic...a-1123369.html
- RP Online: http://www.rp-online.de/leben/auto/f...-aid-1.6429272
- Motorzeitung: http://motorzeitung.de/news.php?newsid=397297
- AutoScout24: http://ww2.autoscout24.at/erster-tes...-/7016/526302/
- Sueddeutsche: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/auto/mitt...ffen-1.3263420


French Mags:
-L'Argus Auto: http://www.largus.fr/actualite-autom...s-8267386.html
-Auto Moto: http://www.auto-moto.com/essais/pris...54.html#item=1
-Auto Plus: http://news.autoplus.fr/BMW/S%C3%A9r...e-1511067.html
Video Here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53...-en-video_auto
- Moniteur Automobile: http://www.moniteurautomobile.be/ess...017-essai.html
- Le Figaro: http://www.lefigaro.fr/automobile/20...t-autonome.php
- Le guide Auto: http://www.guideautoweb.com/articles...de-la-serie-3/


Dutch Mags:
- Autovisie (video)

- Auto Week (video)




Italian Mags:

- TG24: http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/motor...-201602a.shtml
- Isole24ore: http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/motor...?uuid=ADDUTl5B
- Alvolante: http://www.alvolante.it/primo_contatto/bmw-serie-5-530d
- Corriere della Sera: http://motori.corriere.it/motori/att...incipale.shtml
- Quattroruote: http://www.quattroruote.it/news/prim...l_volante.html

Indian Mags
- Overdrive: http://overdrive.in/reviews/2017-bmw...-drive-review/

Official Videos from Lisbon Launch:
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Here's from C&D. Please add it.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...-series-review

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No idea why. I did a copy paste! Try this.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...-series-review
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No idea why. I did a copy paste! Try this.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...-series-review
My link works, see above...
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Paul, you cannot combine 4 wheel steering with the adaptive drive, so 540i on the test has 4 wheel steering but not AD.
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Paul, you cannot combine 4 wheel steering with the adaptive drive, so 540i on the test has 4 wheel steering but not AD.
You're right. Corrected from the post. Must be a mistake from the journalist ;-)
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To me, the reviews do not seem particularly enthusiastic. It's like "more of the same", nothing new or groundbreaking. Even the design, looking at it now, seems like a facelift to me, rather than a brand-new design. And the black wheels do more harm than good.

One thing that really is improved is the weight: the F10 535i was listed at 1750kg, while the G30 540i is listed at 1595 kg (160kg or 350lbs difference !).

But...whatever, I wasn't in the market for a 5-series anyway

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0-100km/h time slashed by 0.7s for 540i puting it in sub 5s territory, it's already a revolution, everything else is just a bonus
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To me, the reviews do not seem particularly enthusiastic. It's like "more of the same", nothing new or groundbreaking. Even the design, looking at it now, seems like a facelift to me, rather than a brand-new design. And the black wheels do more harm than good.

One thing that really is improved is the weight: the F10 535i was listed at 1750kg, while the G30 540i is listed at 1595 kg (160kg or 350lbs difference !).

But...whatever, I wasn't in the market for a 5-series anyway
1595kg for a 5 series? That has to be misinformation or marketing bs. My M235i weighs around 1550kg according to the papers.
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To me, the reviews do not seem particularly enthusiastic. It's like "more of the same", nothing new or groundbreaking. Even the design, looking at it now, seems like a facelift to me, rather than a brand-new design. And the black wheels do more harm than good.

One thing that really is improved is the weight: the F10 535i was listed at 1750kg, while the G30 540i is listed at 1595 kg (160kg or 350lbs difference !).

But...whatever, I wasn't in the market for a 5-series anyway
1595kg for a 5 series? That has to be misinformation or marketing bs. My M235i weighs around 1550kg according to the papers.
It's 1595 kg without the driver, so EU weight including driver is 1670 kg for the 540i. Not sure if the weight for your M235i is with driver.
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I don't like the reference to the steering in the article from the telegraph. Sounds like the steering is perhaps not going to have the feedback that many of us here wanted.

we shall see.....
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It's 1595 kg without the driver, so EU weight including driver is 1670 kg for the 540i. Not sure if the weight for your M235i is with driver.

Based on the BMW Germany website, they post 2 weight measurements:
1. Leergewicht EU ( Car with 90% fuel and driver @ 75kg )
2. Leergewicht DIN ( Car with 90% fuel, no driver )

https://www.bmw.de/de/neufahrzeuge/5...che-daten.html

- 530i with 8 speed automatic and 520d with 6 speed manual. EU weight 1615kg, DIN weight: 1540kg
- 540i with 8 speed automatic: EU weight 1670kg, DIN weight: 1595kg
- 540 Xi with 8 speed automatic: EU weight 1735kg, DIN weight: 1660kg

To compare to the M240i (from the same site)
- M240i 6 speed manual: EU weight 1545kg,
- M240i 8 speed automatic: EU weight 1560kg

So the 5 series, whilst being a much bigger car, weight almost the same as your 2 Series, which is quite an achievement!
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To me, the reviews do not seem particularly enthusiastic. It's like "more of the same", nothing new or groundbreaking. Even the design, looking at it now, seems like a facelift to me, rather than a brand-new design. And the black wheels do more harm than good.

One thing that really is improved is the weight: the F10 535i was listed at 1750kg, while the G30 540i is listed at 1595 kg (160kg or 350lbs difference !).

But...whatever, I wasn't in the market for a 5-series anyway
1595kg for a 5 series? That has to be misinformation or marketing bs. My M235i weighs around 1550kg according to the papers.
No... your 2 series is just effing heavy ... .

BMW managed to reduce weight on the E90, F80, the new 7 series and now the G30 5 series while the 2 series ADDED 150 lbs or more Weight over the 1 series
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Dissapointing

I've owned an E39, E60, and F10 5-series. Loved the troubled E39, was head-over-heels in love with the E60 and its driving dynamics, but lost the love with the F10. Big, boatish, boring. Forced me to move to an F82 just to get that driving lovin' feeling back.

I was hopeful the lighter G30 would bring back some of that Ultimate Driving Machine. Doesn't sound like it.
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To me, the reviews do not seem particularly enthusiastic. It's like "more of the same", nothing new or groundbreaking. Even the design, looking at it now, seems like a facelift to me, rather than a brand-new design. And the black wheels do more harm than good.

One thing that really is improved is the weight: the F10 535i was listed at 1750kg, while the G30 540i is listed at 1595 kg (160kg or 350lbs difference !).

But...whatever, I wasn't in the market for a 5-series anyway
This car looks much better in the flesh and particularly when specified with larger wheels. It is very dynamic in stance but is evolutionary as you mention. For the segment I think it will be relevant to the buyer profile.

The real revolution in design needs to happen with happen with the new 3er. The current car was greatly let down by its plain deign compared to the Mercedes C.
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BMW is being way conservative with this car.
Nothing spectacularly new.
Miss the last 540i E39..
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The E39 was a fantastic car and I do miss it but things move on.
My hope for the G30 is that the steering is improved along with the ride.
The E39 steering was imho near perfect , the F10 nowhere near. so hoping it is improved on over the F10 and I will only know for sure once I have had a test drive at some point know in the future.
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Looks ultimately positive overall
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I've owned an E39, E60, and F10 5-series. Loved the troubled E39, was head-over-heels in love with the E60 and its driving dynamics, but lost the love with the F10. Big, boatish, boring. Forced me to move to an F82 just to get that driving lovin' feeling back.

I was hopeful the lighter G30 would bring back some of that Ultimate Driving Machine. Doesn't sound like it.
You share the same sentiment as me. I am currently in an F10 2016 535i and have added all the M performance upgrades but still don't feel that feeling I got from my E46 M3 and E39 528i... Whenever you have a moment I would love to get your feedback via PM about the switch from the f10 to the M4 comp package you have. I am currently debating on getting an F80 M3 comp package as well...
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Wow

That mineral white, with the night blue leather.

Omg.

I'll take mocha too.
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      11-30-2016, 04:08 AM   #22
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Question Sport steering wheel vs M steering wheel

Does anybody know by chance if the diameter of the steering wheel in G30 series is the same as in recent 7-series?

I'm still considering whether to go for M steering wheel in G30 or stay with the default sport wheel.

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