I am looking to replace my BMW with a new 2012....which do you think I should purchase

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    Mar 01, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Which 2012 BMW should I purchase 528i or 740i

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    Mar 01, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    If you can afford a 740, why bother with a 528?
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    Mar 01, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    740i - the rims look better.
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    Mar 01, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
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    the first model looks nicer
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    Mar 01, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    I work for a BMW dealer and have driven both. They are both great cars. I have my eyes on a new 528i that just came in last week.
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    Mar 01, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    If you dont get the Alpina, you are just common.
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    Mar 01, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    thirtytwentytwo saidI work for a BMW dealer and have driven both. They are both great cars. I have my eyes on a new 528i that just came in last week.


    Get me a deal on an F32
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    Mar 01, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    I'm a huge fan of BMW. Honestly if you like the 5 series, I would go with the 535 or 550. I think the 5 looks sexier and sportier than the 7.
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    Mar 01, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Both cars are very similar, the 5-series shares a modified platform with the 7-series.

    Is it a lease deal that is making you cross-shop both of these? Going by strictly price along you should be able to move up in the 5er ranger before hitting the base price of the 740i.

    I dislike small wheels on big cars so that along would push me into the 5-series but the 7-series has the flagship status that impresses. Personally I've say neither and get an Audi A6 but honestly you can't go wrong with either choice.

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    Mar 01, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    racerx76 saidI'm a huge fan of BMW. Honestly if you like the 5 series, I would go with the 535 or 550. I think the 5 looks sexier and sportier than the 7.


    Agreed. I've never owned one, buy I've driven all the BMW models. The 7 seems too big, unless you have to carry clients / passengers all the time. The 5 seems just right to me.

    But it's up to you. Which model do you have now? Is it just about right - or too large, or maybe too small? Drive them and see for yourself.
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    Mar 01, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    The 5 series. 7 series are notoriously unreliable, and while I'm sure you can afford it, have a ridiculous upkeep cost.
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    Mar 01, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    The 7-series always seemed a bit over to the top to me. For the money, I'd probably go with an M3. If you're wedded to those two series, I'd get the bigger engine in the 5-series and pick up a 550i. But I'm more of a performance guy and don't need/want the bigger car, especially in the city.
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    Mar 01, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    My question to you is if you're deciding between a 528i and 740, why not instead consider the 535 or 550? While the 7 series is indeed more car than the 5 series will ever be (and with a price to match) the 535 and 550 have that extra grunt, and the new 528i is going to be a bit underserved by the 4 cylinder they're about to put under the hood. Just my $.02

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    Mar 01, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    Neither. BMWs are a pain in the ass to own and their customer service is abysmal. Had a 2001 X5 that I loved to death but it had three transmissions in only six years. Bought a 2007 X5 when it came out and ended up lemon-ing it because it was in the shop about 75% of the first three months I owned it... really not fun to be driving a loaner car around for weeks when you just threw down a load of money on "the ultimate driving machine." Sorry, very anti-BMW here.... icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 01, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    rbdude79 saidNeither. BMWs are a pain in the ass to own and their customer service is abysmal.


    If your only leasing or not owning long term BMW has the 4 year / 50,000 mile worry free service coverage which is pretty appealing.

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    Mar 01, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Depending on where you live, get an X5 or a 335is convertible. Actually for the price of a 7, you probably could buy an X3 with twin turbo AND the 335is with twin turbo.
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    Mar 01, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    M5 for the win
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    pfft M6.

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    It's not even a competion
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    I have to agree with the others .. if you're getting the 5serie, don't settle on the lower spec engine.
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    Yes! Spend! Our economy (even the German economy) needs the boost!
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Get the 550i instead. You get the V-8 power and the better handling of the 5-Series. The 7-Series has just become a bloated luxo car.

    But, as others said, not sure why you're considering these two models to begin with .
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
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    rbdude79 saidNeither. BMWs are a pain in the ass to own and their customer service is abysmal.


    If your only leasing or not owning long term BMW has the 4 year / 50,000 mile worry free service coverage which is pretty appealing.

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    Now that makes more sense. The cost and frequency of repairs on many of the luxury cars is just ridiculous. Dependability is way more important to me than ego building.
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    I would go with the lease option as well (5's being the best mix of all things for thr price point, IMHO)
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    Are you guys thinking I should purchase the 550i sport?
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