BimmerCast #52: 5GT Failing, F10 M5, the M3\’s New Engine, & the 1M CSL?

BMW 5 Series GT


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The best news we ‘ve heard for awhile. The the 5 Series GT is failing to sell to wagon owners. What we ‘ve been saying would likely happen has happened and BMW is dealing with the 5GT stealing share not from the the previous E60 based 5 Series wagon. But the good news here? It looks like BMWNA will be bringing the next generation 3 Series wagon over to the US based on these sales.

Moving on to the M range we talk M5 details. Yes the 560 hp + super sedan is just months away and we ‘re getting hints at several pieces of technology that haven ‘t been talked about yet. And one of those pieces of technology (no surprised to listeners of the show) will be ceramic brakes.

We also touch on what will be under the hood of the F3X M3. Our sources are telling us it ‘ll be a modified version of the N55. But you ‘ll have to listen to hear it all.

Finally what about the 1M CSL? We won ‘t say it ‘s not happening but it remains very unlikely in our mind. But there is something coming for 1M owners…

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  • JonPD

    Another great show guys, hope everything goes well for you Michael. Sounds like quite an adventure!

    I keep hoping that the 1M CSL does come out but I agree the chance of that is not great.

  • Anonymous

    Its no wagon, and that’s the big problem here. If you want to strike a balance between a hatch and a wagon, well, nobody is doing it better than the Mazda3 (pre refresh -gulp!). Credit where due – Mazda hit the perfect balance between wagon and 4dr hatch with that model. I think BMW struck out here.

    • Anonymous

      btw, not seeing this on iTunes yet

  • Will you ship your cars over Michael?

    • Anonymous

      We are keeping our cars stateside for now. We are trying not to be Americans living in Europe, we would like to experience what Germany has to offer and that in turn means different cars. Depending on how we opt to live (housing expenses) will dictate what vehicle we drive. Maybe a 530d touring, or a Countryman SD, or a used E46 wagon- it is all game at this point.

      This is our family’s ultimate adventure so traveling will be frequent via car, train and plane.

      I’ll have lots to contribute here soon enough…..

      • Adam

        Best of luck to you Michael! I hope you can still every now and again drop in for a comment or a bimmercast!

        I assume you have brushed up on your German then?

        • Anonymous

          I will continue to contribute to the site and my presence should return to previous levels once we get settled in. Over the past months i have been stretched a bit thin on many fronts. Wheels up in around 36 hours!

  • Nekountze

    Bring back the 5 series Wagon Please!  The new one they get in the rest of the world.  3 series wagon is too small and will not sell to 5 series wagon owners (like my wife).  BTW I also hat a 535i GT and LOVE IT!