The waiting is finally over, a car with one of the hardest acts to follow has been replaced, and from what I've read I'm not exactly bowled over by the new E60. Styling wise, I find the thing ugly as sin. One of the worst aspects of the car is the side-profile . For a designer who is striving to make each BMW model look different, I find theres a worrying similarity to the new 7-Series. Also the rear wheel looks smaller than the front due to the huge expanse of metal above it. The most important thing is how it drives. Heres a few comments by Road Tester Greg Kable, driving a 530i Sport fitted with Active Steering and Active Anti-roll bars. The interior is controversial as well, with a simplified version of iDrive. In my opinion it looks nowhere near as good as the E39. Specification BMW 530i Sport 0-60mph - 6.9sec Top Speed - 155mph Weight - 1495kg 228bhp @ 5900rpm 221lb ft @ 3500rpm Power to weight 152bhp per tonne All in all, its something I really need to drive before making a final judgement. However I'd be against buying one purely because it is so damn ugly.