Just a few weeks after he panned the X1 Clarkson is back with a glowing review of the 535i. Let ‘s get right to the money quote:

>Perhaps the most impressive part of this new car is the ride-and-handling compromise. It’s very difficult to make a big, heavy car such as this handle well and ride over bumps comfortably. In the same way as it’s very difficult to do a Fosbury flop. But if you practise enough …

>And, boy, have those Bee Em boffins been practising. Frankly, it’s hard to see how on earth it could be better, short of replacing the wheels with a Maglev system. I don’t know what that is either. It just sounds good.

+ BMW 535i SE / Jeremy Clarkson / London Times Online