Updated 7.29.14 with 188 new images
Update info: BMW GLOBAL
The BMW 5 series is incredibly trim-sensitive. It can obviously look amazing in full M5 track apparel, but looks very lonesome and humdrum in the low-range 528i and even 535i without the M Sport package.
As a strong indication that this four-year-old model range is on the way out next year -- there are hardly any new BMW press photos of the car since 2011.
So we turned to the BMW.com global site configurators to try and make an amazing-looking 535i or, even better, a 550i.
Even *more* recent update! BMW USA
Just spent 25 minutes in the BMWusa.com configurator, and am as confused as ever. Despite being the best-in-the-business for pre-order visuals, the BMW 5 series configurator is seriously lacking in cool style options. Only one wheel upgrade is available, and cannot be shown in M Sport trim.
The fact that the optional Thule racks and luggage solutions can be previewed in 360-degree spinners is pretty remarkable, however.
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Oh yes. A new depth of drudgery in our quest to bring amazing car news to the world! This pre-owned BMW 535i M Sport called my name today across five lanes of traffic.
I zoomed in on the beefy Alpine White/Gloss Black M Sport presence and knew: you must be mine!