The interior is beautiful and very comfortable. There is also a less comprehensive Sport Package, as well as the option of a 6-speed manual on the 535i and 550i. In government crash tests, the 5 Series earned a top five-star rating for overall performance, with four out of five stars being given for overall front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. A steady stream of improvements and innovations, plus an admirable blend of comfort, craftsmanship and performance, has set this midsize apart from the middle-of-the-road cars in its market segment. This is the estimated average annual insurance premium being charged in your state. I thought I was doing the right thing by buying the vehicle straight up. In lower elevations, the car redeemed itself.
I was pleased with the feel. The steering transmits less feel, the larger dimensions make it feel bulky on tighter roads, and there's just a general feel of isolation that didn't exist before. In theory, it allows drivers to set up the car as they'd like, but overall this larger iteration of the 5 Series has lost the agility and communication of its predecessors. Also, it is very expensive to repair, parts and labor out of warranty at the dealer. Nevertheless, despite the gizmology overlay, these sedans continue to deliver a level of competence, comfort, and response that sets the pace in their class. Opting for the navigation system is recommended, as its screen is larger and much better-looking than the standard center display.
While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. Then again, its quieter cabin, more comfortable ride and lighter steering in parking lots should appeal to more buyers than before. I'm reconfiguring the backseat as a mobile office with laptop tray and great for Real Estate showings and just overall chauffeuring that is pleasant for both driver and passengers. When he gets back I pray he fixes this situation. With either inline-six, the 5-series is light, tossable, controllable, and responsive. The perforemance of this car is incredible!! Placing the car near the outside stripe on the pavement takes more faith than it should. The trunk, at 14 cubic feet of luggage capacity, is smaller than average for this segment.
Consider it the preamble to a rumble strip, as that vibration is the tactile feedback from the lane-departure warning system, a solution that doesn't alert your friends to your woozy driving but is far more unsettling. There is a refineness that is hard to beat at this price range. About 200 pounds over a 535i. Then the email to car system failed to receive messages sent to the car. The larger Gran Turismo uses 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines.
For 2008, the lineup gets a mild makeover that includes revised front and rear fascias, reworked headlights and taillights, plus new wheel designs. Visions of the car burning by the side of the road preoccupied our thoughts for the next half-hour. Other vehicles were pulling over and I was able to muscle right through the storm with ease. I normally drive the car in Comfort mode but I'm glad to have the Sports mode, which turns the vehicle into a monster. The 525i effectively becomes the 528i, while the 530i becomes the 535i. Whichever 5 Series you choose, bring big money or great credit.
And that which is the most compelling, the 2. After driving all varieties of the 5-series, this is the car that was unanimously voted the best buy. Shouldered with a couple hundred extra pounds in the 5-series, the twin-turbo 3. Then the vehicle had metal in the engine oil and that has damaged the engine and the turbochargers. Unique to the 535ix Sport Wagon are a dual-panel panoramic sunroof and a power liftgate.
Also, I like the I-drive - just dedicate some time to learning how to operate it. By comparison, the heavier ActiveHybrid 5 with all-season tires stopped in 125 feet: longer, but also about average. Then there's the raucous M5 with its raucous twin-turbo 560-horsepower V8 a model covered in a separate review. . It's the revised six-cylinder engines.
The 550i gets a V8 engine, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and 14-way power front seats, but reverts back to the dual-zone climate control. Even as the engine gasped in the thin air, we enjoyed the chassis's great balance, which allowed us to maintain our momentum as best as possible once the road started to snake through the mountain pass. To read about the cars and engines, you're already in the right place. Although nicely weighted, the schizophrenic steering is curiously twitchy and numb just off-center. The 535xi is helped by a shorter final drive, but the real key is torque that ramps up early and stays ramped up for a long time. We're about as happy to see this option in the 5-series as we were when that headache iDrive first came out.
It arrives in the summer of 2012 as a 2013 model. It also skews the weight balance noseward. The car is very comfortable around town and specially on the highway. The 535i and 550i models offer a Sport version of the automatic transmission with paddle shifters and rev-matching downshifts. Although not as plush as the Lexuses I have had, this car is a lot more fun and it is still comfortable.