E320 v 530; pic comparison

Le Burpor

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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...













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...
 

OGiii

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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.

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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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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.
 

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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? ;)

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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?
 

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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....

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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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Originally posted by jimmy

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

Shall I get my coat now?

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.
 

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>> Shall I get my coat now?

YES!!!

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Originally posted by jimmy
...the Dame Edna style front lights.....[/I]



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

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