The F10/F11/F07 is the sixth generation 5-Series, produced from 2011–present. The platform is based on the F01 7 Series; improvements include a front dual ball joint short-long arm suspension (replacing the MacPherson strut suspensions BMW previously used), and a rear multilink suspension.
The interior marks the return of the centre console being clearly angled towards the driver, another marked change from its immediate predecessor which was noted for its non traditional BMW design. However, opinion is divided, as a reviewer described the F10 as too bland and conservative, compared to the E60 predecessor, as well as having too much of a resemblance to the E90 3-Series.
The F10 M5 uses the S63 twin-turbocharged V8 engine and is the first M3 or M5 to use forced induction.
A long-wheelbase version is sold in China. Mexican-built armored BMW 5 vehicles are also built on the wheelbase from the Chinese long-wheelbase model. This armoured model is known as the BMW 5 Security and only is available in long-wheelbase form with the 4.4L V8 engine.
- + Air conditioning
- + Alloy wheels
- + Cruise control
- + Leather interior
- + Parking sensors
- + Xenon