I took one for a test drive (550). Sport package/auto with paddles. Felt plenty big to me. Nice cruiser however.anyone driven it in comparison to the e39? i think with advances in suspension technology it wouldnt feel as heavy as you think
Yup, strictly speaking, size wise...I took one for a test drive (550). Sport package/auto with paddles. Felt plenty big to me. Nice cruiser however.
I suspect that the upcoming 3 series may be more of an E39 successor. If pattern holds it will be the same size or slightly larger than the E39. The current 3-series demographic will likely accordingly shift to the 1 and upcoming 2 series.
I refer to E92 as any E9x vehicle, as I refer to any E36 chassis cars as E36s, despite some being E36/4 or E36/7 for instance.Not to be the pedantic one, but that would be the E90, which is the 4-door 3-series and the E91 (wagon). E92 is the coupe, which is smaller than the E39.
Go back another generation of two on the 7 series. I have a euro spec e23 chassis (1985 728i) and the e39 is bigger, longer and heavier than the e23.Well said, the F10 is the true successor of the E39 BUT the car itself is too darn big. They are as big as the older 7 series. No matter what you do, its tough and less fun when you try to be sporty with that much rolling mass.
Apples and oranges on the topic of fun to drive?Go back another generation of two on the 7 series. I have a euro spec e23 chassis (1985 728i) and the e39 is bigger, longer and heavier than the e23.
But, my e23 has gotten exactly 0 miles on it since I bought the M5, its only movement has been to relocate to different parking spots on my property.
So, bigger doesn't in of itself mean no fun to drive. :dunno:
True statement.Yup, strictly speaking, size wise...
The E92 took over the E39
The F10 took over the E38
The 1 series is the new 3 series
Yes I skipped the E60 because visually that generation, also including that era's first-gen 7, should be forever purged from our collective memories.