Angel eyes bmw e60
For Car model Angel eyes bmw e60(with stock equipped Angel Eyes / Xenon Headlights Only):
for 2004-2007 1-series E87 pre-LCI
for 2001-2003 5-series E39 face-lifted (525i, 530i, 540i)
for 2000-2003 5-series E39 M5
for 2004-2007 5-series E60 (525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 545i, 550i)
for 2006-2007 5-series E60 M5
for 2006-2007 5-series E61 Touring (530xi)
for 2004-2007 6-series E63/E64 (645Ci, 650i)
for 2006-2008 6-series E63/E64 M6
for 2002-2008 7-series E65/E66 (745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, B7 ALPINA)
BMW 5-SERIES E60/E61 REVIEW
If a car company is going to call its products “the ultimate driving machine”, it must have the machine and the drive to back it up. But with cars such as the 5- series BMW manages to flaunt that slogan without any sniggers from the back of the room.
These are high-quality, Angel eyes bmw e60 sleek-looking machines — refined, rewarding to drive and impeccably engineered. The 5-series comes as a smart, limousine-like saloon or elegant Touring estate, and while the styling is a little too aggressive for some, it has been toned down in recent years.
The 2003-10 model, codenamed E60 is saloon form and E61 in Touring (or estate) guise, is becoming increasingly affordable; post-2007 examples benefit from BMW’s fuel-saving EfficientDynamics programme, which helps to contain running costs. The latest series, launched in 2010, brought a significant update, however, and while some critics thought that the driving dynamics had been watered down in favour of comfort, the 5-series is, for all but the keenest road racers, a consummate all-rounder.
Some BMW fans will set their hearts on the M5 rocketship, but for the majority of buyers the flexible 520i petrol and 520d diesel will do just fine.
Of note: this 5-series scored only four stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests, its pedestrian protection judged particularly poor, whereas the latest model has been awarded the full five, with a 95% rating for adult occupant protection.
Equipment levels are to a high standard, and the fit and finish of the leather-upholstered cabins is excellent.
The 5-series holds its value well, especially in diesel Touring form, and makes as good a car for family use as for business purposes, though the Touring’s not quite as much of a load-lugger as its Mercedes E-class and Audi A6 equivalents.
What to look out for when buying a used BMW 5-series E60/E61
There were several recalls for the 2003-10 model (check out www.vosa.gov.uk for a full rundown), and the new one has been recalled for possible water pump overheating. The 5-series has been solid but not glitch-free; it has scored disappointingly in customer satisfaction surveys, though problems have mostly been minor. Watch out for hard-worked former police cars.
The run-flat tyres which were fitted as standard to most models can leak air and are expensive to replace. Some owners swap them for conventional tyres to save hassle and improve ride comfort, but BMW advises against this, pointing out that models with bigger wheels were only tested on run flats.
There were a string of recalls on the 5 Series, covering the airbag, fuel pump, stability control system, clutch, engine and even a seat heater that can ‘toast’ its occupant. Check the car you’re thinking of buying against a main dealer’s records, which should list any work needed.
Axle and suspension problems are far from unusual, so make sure there are no clonks, bumps or strange noises from the suspension during a test drive, and that the steering is accurate.
Also, check the iDrive infotainment system, because it can malfunction and render the heating, stereo and phone controls useless, particularly in early cars. There are some reports of the system refusing to work on cold mornings until car has been driven for 20 minutes and is fully warmed. Models from 2005 onwards appear far more reliable in this area.
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