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 |  Jul 20 2011, 8:30 AM


If there’s any car out there that proves less is more, it’s this BMW 528i built by Evan and featured on Obviously the 5-Series is a luxury sedan before anything else, but who says you can’t add a little sportiness to your luxury? This 5-Series started by being outfitted with BMW’s M Sport kit, but it’s 3D Design’s components that really make it stand out. Subtle and clean, the M Sport front lip, carbon fiber splitters and carbon fiber rear diffuser completely transforms the 5-Series.

In addition to the 3D Design kit, Evan shaved the annoying reflectors off the M Sport front bumper and swapped out his stock kidney grilles for a pair from the 528i’s bigger brother, the 550i. From there, getting a proper stance and wheel and tire combination was crucial to perfect the look and Evan hit the nail on the head. A staggered set of 21-inch Rennen RM7 Extreme Concave 3-piece forged wheels are seen on each corner, wrapped with Falken’s FK-452 tires for a perfect fit. CKS coilovers gives the BMW a lowered stance without compromising the luxurious ride quality.

The last finishing touch was a custom quad-tipped exhaust by Royal Muffler.

GALLERY: 3D Design-Equipped M Sport BMW 528i

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[Source: Canibeat]

 |  May 27 2011, 11:13 AM

A trusted Infiniti insider has confirmed the automaker has no plans to introduce the M25 into the U.S market. The M25 was to use the 2.5-liter VQ25VHR engine aimed to compete with the BMW 528i. The M25 has worked well in Japan (where cars are taxed based on displacement) and would have been a cheaper option to the G37 or M37.

The 2.5L V6, which produces 218-hp and 217 lb-ft of torque would have been a cheaper, more fuel efficient entry-level car for the M lineup. The M25 would have cost $4,000 less than a base M37 ($47,050) and $2,000 less than a BMW 528i. Even if this Infiniti wasn’t fast, the lower prices surely would have attracted consumers hoping to get into the Infiniti brand.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]