BMW i5 and 5-Series Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-08-2024, 04:19 AM   #1
Mani59
BMW Miniature Collector!
United Kingdom
13039
Rep
7,956
Posts

Drives: E38 735i SE Individual
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Leicestershire

iTrader: (1)

G61 i5 Touring on display at BMW UK HQ

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
The G61 i5 Touring has arrived at BMW UK HQ.



Attached Images
    
__________________


Visit my (mainly) BMW gallery http://jetone.co.uk
Appreciate 18
OHV_441239.00
SCD-1983563.00
chicagofan0018640.50
Fidiman113.00
meko177.00
M3 boi3203.00
M_Torx310.50
deutsch1003407.00
2srsman65.00
KevToT3.00
Nachbar8022.00
      02-08-2024, 08:54 AM   #2
meko
First Lieutenant
meko's Avatar
No_Country
177
Rep
387
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - 535i Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (3)

I personally think it looks much better as a wagon.
__________________
Appreciate 17
bastula181.50
moppity87.00
Jd19144.50
The_Werm209.00
M3 boi3203.00
deutsch1003407.00
mathys193.50
JustChris17400.00
2srsman65.00
jphcbpa289.00
LuckyBrand1083.50
Nachbar8022.00
      02-08-2024, 08:55 AM   #3
Cortexiphan
Major
Cortexiphan's Avatar
1946
Rep
1,182
Posts

Drives: 24' BMW iX
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

It's almost like it was designed as a wagon first.
__________________
11’ E92 ///M3
15’ F82 ///M4
18’ G30 540i ///Msport
21’ G20 ///M340i

24' i20 iX xDrive50
Appreciate 12
bastula181.50
Jd19144.50
M3 boi3203.00
deutsch1003407.00
JustChris17400.00
jphcbpa289.00
      02-08-2024, 09:04 AM   #4
Chihuahua
Brigadier General
Chihuahua's Avatar
3941
Rep
3,134
Posts

Drives: E30 329iS, E65 Alpina B7
Join Date: May 2012
Location: ATL

iTrader: (0)

Strong E61 vibes, especially the front half of the car. I like the sedan a lot, I might like the touring a little more.
Appreciate 2
M3 boi3203.00
      02-08-2024, 09:49 AM   #5
Jd19
Private First Class
Jd19's Avatar
United_States
145
Rep
104
Posts

Drives: 2023 X5 45e M-Sport
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Midwest

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 X5 xDrive3.5i  [9.67]
2023 X5 45e  [8.67]
The first photo that was taken with a wide angel lens does not help its proportions 😂

Looks great in the other photos!!
Appreciate 2
      02-08-2024, 10:13 AM   #6
GOLFFRR
GOLFFRR's Avatar
10626
Rep
27,451
Posts

Drives: GOLFFRR cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: we sell BMWs to "ALL" US states

iTrader: (4)

sweet! looks sharp
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, PM ME FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Jimmy Miller:Jimmym@bmwofcamarillo.com Cell:805-509-2048
If you have any issues getting a hold of Jimmy M PLEASE PM me, I'm available everyday till 545pm!
Appreciate 1
      02-08-2024, 11:45 AM   #7
AhsanU
i can haz horsepowr ??
AhsanU's Avatar
3710
Rep
1,903
Posts

Drives: inconspicuous white van
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Westchester, N.Y.

iTrader: (2)

I’m digging it. Excited to see how it’ll be as an M car. Please BMW, just give it wider hips like the M3 and we’ll all be happy. Just.. pretty please.
__________________
Dakar Yellow G80 M3
Ivory White Interior
@dakar.g80 #savethemanuals
Gone but not forgotten: 991.1 GT3, F80 M3 ZCP, E46 M3
Appreciate 3
Scrapula1763.50
deutsch1003407.00
      02-08-2024, 11:54 AM   #8
OHV_44
Lieutenant
OHV_44's Avatar
1239
Rep
524
Posts

Drives: 2024 G60 520i
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Berlin, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AhsanU View Post
Excited to see how it’ll be as an M car.
__________________
BMW since 1990: 3-3-3-5-3-3-5-3-7-5-3-5-x3-5

Appreciate 2
      02-08-2024, 12:06 PM   #9
AhsanU
i can haz horsepowr ??
AhsanU's Avatar
3710
Rep
1,903
Posts

Drives: inconspicuous white van
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Westchester, N.Y.

iTrader: (2)

I guess not.

I know the 5 series is supposed to be the executive, restrained, matured car of the bunch.. but I really wished BMW would just give it some wider hips and some flare like they did the G80 and even the G87. It’d look so menacing with wider hips and an aggressive stance, but BMW want to protect the M5 identity I suppose.
__________________
Dakar Yellow G80 M3
Ivory White Interior
@dakar.g80 #savethemanuals
Gone but not forgotten: 991.1 GT3, F80 M3 ZCP, E46 M3
Appreciate 2
      02-08-2024, 12:08 PM   #10
ppointer
Major
United_States
724
Rep
1,064
Posts

Drives: '01 Z3M, '12 335is, '22 540i
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: FLL

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2012 BMW 335i  [5.25]
2012 BMW 335is  [5.00]
2008 Infiniti QX56  [0.00]
1967 Chevrolet Corv ...  [10.00]
2001 M Roadster  [10.00]
2022 BMW 540i  [0.75]
2009 528i  [9.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLFFRR View Post
sweet! looks sharp
So, what are you doing to help us get the wagon into the states?
Appreciate 2
GOLFFRR10626.00
      02-08-2024, 12:11 PM   #11
GOLFFRR
GOLFFRR's Avatar
10626
Rep
27,451
Posts

Drives: GOLFFRR cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: we sell BMWs to "ALL" US states

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ppointer View Post
So, what are you doing to help us get the wagon into the states?
trust me, like all the wagons before that never made it here, I would be first to push something I could!!

I do know though first hand NA is all over this forum so they do see us! but the problem is the forum although big is a very small pool of the demographic so the demand still must not be there for them to push but who knows!
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, PM ME FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Jimmy Miller:Jimmym@bmwofcamarillo.com Cell:805-509-2048
If you have any issues getting a hold of Jimmy M PLEASE PM me, I'm available everyday till 545pm!
Appreciate 4
Scrapula1763.50
ppointer723.50
deutsch1003407.00
      02-08-2024, 12:15 PM   #12
secretariat
Major
936
Rep
1,445
Posts

Drives: 2016 X5M
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AhsanU View Post
I guess not.

I know the 5 series is supposed to be the executive, restrained, matured car of the bunch.. but I really wished BMW would just give it some wider hips and some flare like they did the G80 and even the G87. It’d look so menacing with wider hips and an aggressive stance, but BMW want to protect the M5 identity I suppose.
Look at the picture again. The "hips" have been widened. Look closely behind the back doors.
Appreciate 1
      02-08-2024, 02:59 PM   #13
JustChris
General
JustChris's Avatar
No_Country
17400
Rep
25,070
Posts

Drives: Tesla MYRWD
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by meko View Post
I personally think it looks much better as a wagon.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cortexiphan View Post
It's almost like it was designed as a wagon first.
Absolutely this, just works better and works with the height increase.
__________________
My car made front page of Bimmerpost
Appreciate 2
      02-08-2024, 04:22 PM   #14
ppointer
Major
United_States
724
Rep
1,064
Posts

Drives: '01 Z3M, '12 335is, '22 540i
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: FLL

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2012 BMW 335i  [5.25]
2012 BMW 335is  [5.00]
2008 Infiniti QX56  [0.00]
1967 Chevrolet Corv ...  [10.00]
2001 M Roadster  [10.00]
2022 BMW 540i  [0.75]
2009 528i  [9.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLFFRR View Post
trust me, like all the wagons before that never made it here, I would be first to push something I could!!

I do know though first hand NA is all over this forum so they do see us! but the problem is the forum although big is a very small pool of the demographic so the demand still must not be there for them to push but who knows!
Thanks for the quick reply. I even sent a note to the BMW NA CEO about it. Got no response, of course. I have a G30 540i and love it. But need a wagon for our winter home, and the G99 or an X5/X7 are not going to cut it. If they fail us, I will be looking closely at the A6 Avant or the E450 wagon.
Appreciate 3
deutsch1003407.00
GOLFFRR10626.00
      02-08-2024, 04:56 PM   #15
mrslyfox3384
Registered
mrslyfox3384's Avatar
New Zealand
5
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: BMW 320i Touring
Join Date: Jan 2024
Location: New Zealand

iTrader: (0)

That colour really does it for me.
Appreciate 1
      02-08-2024, 09:58 PM   #16
LuisBoston
Lieutenant Colonel
LuisBoston's Avatar
285
Rep
1,833
Posts

Drives: '13 128i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Boston

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2007 328xi  [0.00]
Love the color!

Kind of think the hood is way too long < ducks >. Unnecessary in an EV (I get it’s shared).

Wish I came to the US as an EV.

And not an inch wider (bc that won’t fit in my driveway).
__________________
2021 Polestar 2
2013 BMW 128i 6MT MGM/CR. M-sport/Premium/Cold, HK, Xenons, BMW SSK and PE. ED 7-12-2013.
SOLD: 2007 328xi 6MT BSM/Terra, 2018 F31 Sunset/Oyster
[url]http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=897862
Appreciate 1
      02-09-2024, 08:18 AM   #17
GOLFFRR
GOLFFRR's Avatar
10626
Rep
27,451
Posts

Drives: GOLFFRR cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: we sell BMWs to "ALL" US states

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ppointer View Post
Thanks for the quick reply. I even sent a note to the BMW NA CEO about it. Got no response, of course. I have a G30 540i and love it. But need a wagon for our winter home, and the G99 or an X5/X7 are not going to cut it. If they fail us, I will be looking closely at the A6 Avant or the E450 wagon.
yea we just have to assume that it must not make sense for them to do so otherwise they would. but optimism has served me well in th past
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, PM ME FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Jimmy Miller:Jimmym@bmwofcamarillo.com Cell:805-509-2048
If you have any issues getting a hold of Jimmy M PLEASE PM me, I'm available everyday till 545pm!
Appreciate 1
      02-09-2024, 03:09 PM   #18
Laguna Seca Blue
Major
Laguna Seca Blue's Avatar
United_States
213
Rep
1,032
Posts

Drives: N54 E92 | N55 F15 | N55 E70
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cortexiphan View Post
It's almost like it was designed as a wagon first.
This. The way the headlights sit low, recessed, and wrapped does not work on the Sedan at all. On the wagon it looks sleek. Same with the taillights.
__________________
E92 335i 6MT | Balloon White | Black Dakota Leather - Sold
PROcede Rev3 V5 | AE Quad Exhaust | BMW Performance Short Shift Kit | Gunmetal 19" M3 GTS Wheels | BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 | AST 4100 Coilovers | Swift Springs F:280 R:560 | ER Charge Pipe | Tial Blue BOV | VRSF 3" Downpipes | VRSF 7" Intercooler

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782212
Appreciate 2
Scrapula1763.50
      02-10-2024, 04:19 PM   #19
Tickler
New Member
England
20
Rep
18
Posts

Drives: BMW Z4 M40i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Liverpool

iTrader: (0)

Looks awesome, but seems they have removed the opening back glass..? That’s been one of the best features on the estates for well over 20 years at this point.

Just makes you wonder if this was simply value engineering and if else has gone the same way… Will be good to see a few reviews…
Appreciate 3
OHV_441239.00
      02-11-2024, 03:56 AM   #20
OHV_44
Lieutenant
OHV_44's Avatar
1239
Rep
524
Posts

Drives: 2024 G60 520i
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Berlin, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Unfortunately it's true.

__________________
BMW since 1990: 3-3-3-5-3-3-5-3-7-5-3-5-x3-5

Appreciate 0
      02-11-2024, 10:10 AM   #21
RichardInCA
First Lieutenant
RichardInCA's Avatar
1491
Rep
352
Posts

Drives: 24 BMW i5 M60
Join Date: Nov 2023
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

It’s an odd thing to leave out - I used the opening back glass on my 328i wagon all the time. It was nice to be able to use the storage for smaller items without needing to open the whole tailgate.
Appreciate 3
OHV_441239.00
Scrapula1763.50
      02-11-2024, 10:44 AM   #22
OHV_44
Lieutenant
OHV_44's Avatar
1239
Rep
524
Posts

Drives: 2024 G60 520i
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Berlin, Germany

iTrader: (0)

It's been a while for me in the E34.
__________________
BMW since 1990: 3-3-3-5-3-3-5-3-7-5-3-5-x3-5

Appreciate 2
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.




g60
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST