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Finnish mag Tekniikan Maailma tested

Old 07-05-2007, 11:36 AM
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The TM must be the most honored car and tech mag overhere.

They did testdrive the LCI 535d as a Touring Sport.

The cars retail price is in Finland 83,000 and the car had about 25,000 worth of extras.
So all in all a 108,000 Euro car ($146,000)

They only thing that they did find bad was the highway road appearance;
Tendesly to circuitous on the road (tramlining) and too much road noice.

18" RF tyres do not suite the Finnish shitty roads!
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:12 AM
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Tekniikan Maailma also missed X-drive to 535d. They said that X3 has same engine with X-drive, so there should not be any technical reasons why BMW do not make 535Xd. That would be definitely be my dream car

After driving my car couple weeks I wonder why car mag's are quite polite with 5-series steering. Car requires continious steering on highway and in slow speed corners you have to turn steering also back. Almost all cars has good self-returning (or what ever it's called in english), but e60 is like Mercedes. :thumbsdown:
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