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2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW M3

  2011 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sedan 535i RWD Angular Front Exterior View 2011 BMW M3 performance package
Invoice $41,445 $51,430
15/32 13/20
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Bottom Line The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives. Read Full Review Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. Read Full Review
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  • De-Bangled lines
  • Simpler, more appealing dash
  • Revamped iDrive
  • More direct driving experience
  • Flexible backseat and innovative cargo area (Gran Turismo)


  • Grabby brakes at low speed
  • Tech goodies have a learning curve
  • Gran Turismo's handling


  • Stunning V-8 power
  • Grippy handling
  • Exceptional dual-clutch and manual transmissions
  • Snug, cozy front seats


  • The sensation of added weight
  • Much more expensive
  • Technology interferes with handling
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