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      05-28-2013, 01:28 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by hkdude View Post
if it doesn't feel faster than its slower, and slower is as I said underpowered,
the F10 is the perfect sports saloon as a 535i and up.
The E60 was out nearly 10 years ago, things moved up two clicks thanks to Audi giving strong competition.
Slower is not underpowered, it is just slower. The difference is not big enough for it to be ranked as underpowered. A car that's underpowered cannot do 0-100 in 6-6.5s.
To be the perfect sports saloon the F10 needs to lose weight. BMW cut cost on the F10 by using steel structure at the front - the E6x had aluminium structure from front bulkhead forwards. This means like for like the F10 weights 100kgs more than the E60. The 528i/520i N20 handles better than any of the non-M F10 as it has by far the best weight distribution.