E320 v 530; pic comparison

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  1. Le Burpor

    Le Burpor Member

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    A friend came by with his BMW 530 so I took the opportunity to take some side by side shots of his car and mine. These were taken at night and without a tri pod so the quality is not that great. Nevertheless, it'll give some good comparison on how both cars compare in the 'looks' department. I must also state that the BMW had the better lighting due to its position...

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    I still think the E wins in the looks department.

    Having had a chance to drive the 530, I must admit it is a fun car to drive. Very smooth, very responsive and the Active Steering is a fantastic feature. It also felt like the 530 had more cabin room in comparison to the E320....strange...
     
  2. OGiii

    OGiii Active Member

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    Well done that man!

    Like you say mate, a great opportunity for a photo shoot.

    I think the dark setting flatters the 5, personally I very much prefer the look of the E but the 5 does look pretty good in these shots.

    Cheers
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  3. Aswall

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    Hmm, never thought it would, but the new 5s looks are beginning to grow on me. Still couldn't live with the crap interior though

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  4. Dieselman

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    I didn't know that MG / Rover styled the front of the 5. Its a cross between a 214, 75 and MGF.
    One of my neibours has one and I'm still not sure.

    I think the 5 is too rounded looking in this new edge world, also the E seems to have more presence.
     
  5. sym

    sym MB Enthusiast

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    Its a shame those Aussie numberplates of yours don't fit the space on the front of the W211 . . . you can see all the screw holes :( Want us to post you some UK Style ones to finish it off nicely? ;)

    S.
     
  6. jimmy

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    I saw two new 5's today, they look okay but dont really stand out from the other cars on the road like the E does.

    I am not too sure about the Dame Edna style front lights but it might grow on you.

    I quite like the look of the new Megane now.:crazy:

    Shall I get my coat now?
     
  7. mayoga

    mayoga Active Member

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    Test drove the 5 series and it was OK, but in the end you can't deny the 5 & 7 series are plain ugly IMHO.

    Give me a E everytime....

    Gav.
     
  8. simonl

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    i guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. me, i love the new bmw's - especially the Z4.
     
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    I loved the Megane at the motor show last year and still think it looks good inside and out.
    Also have recently become a fan of the Fiat Stilo 3 door. Like a Golf only sharper.
     
  10. mayoga

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    >> Shall I get my coat now?

    YES!!!

    Gav.
     
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    ps Got to say that I think the new 7 is very tasty - hated it at first though.
     

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