They're a mechanic shop that also sells cars. The formerly-known-as-530 cars receive a 3. The cars made from 2003 until the present feature an iDrive interface with navigation and built-in communications systems. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 are priced similarly, while the Infiniti M can be a high-value alternative. The 5 Series gets a mid-life makeover for the 2008 model year that includes freshened front and rear styling, a revised interior, more technology and a new engine lineup highlighted by a 300-horsepower, twin-turbo powerplant. It has a low profile. The engine's deciliter capacity is reflected in the car's model number.
The body is finished in Black Sapphire Metallic. New for this year, the system will slow the car to a complete stop, enabling use in stop-and-go traffic. Also, I like the I-drive - just dedicate some time to learning how to operate it. The 528s receive a new 3. The 550 and M5 round out the power offerings. As it's quietly grown into a living legend, the continuing success of the performance-oriented 5 Series has helped to invigorate the entire category in which it competes.
If you can do the work yourself this car is no more expensive than most others. Take this car on a country road and I dare you to say it is not about the most fun you have ever had driving. The manufacturer currently offers five sedan options and four touring car models. Slight modifications to the interior and exterior were made in 2008 and 2010. The 550's V8 produces 360 horsepower and the M5's V10 an even 500. Slight modifications to the interior and exterior were made in 2008 and 2010. But consider how the 535xi stacks up against with its 360-hp, 4.
An acceleration video is provided below, along with additional demonstrations on the. In government crash tests, the 5 Series earned only three out of five stars for protecting the driver in a frontal crash. It is a waste to drive this car on the Interstate because it is capable of so much more. The perforemance of this car is incredible!! The 535xi got to 60 in 5. The clumsy iDrive knob remains the most illogical, ill-conceived systems controller from any car company. The popular series is still being produced in both sedan and touring or Gran Turismo body styles. Fortunately, it can be switched off.
In addition to the powertrain upgrade, the 535 gets xenon headlights with auto-leveling and 10-way power front seats. The 535xi is only 0. The 535xi was further handicapped, albeit only slightly, by the six-speed Steptronic automatic. A parking lot incident in March 2019 required body work to the rear passenger quarter panel, which is shown up close in the gallery along with other blemishes. It boasts an precision-tensioned mono steel spring that helps provide parallel pressure along the entire blade length for consistent wiping performance across the windshield. The performance-oriented M5 is a completely different story, and it stands apart from the rest of the 5-Series as one of the best performance sedans in the world. Another win: The 535i weighs 3,703 pounds, versus 3,968 for the 550i, giving it a handling edge; even the all-wheel-drive model weighs less at 3,946 pounds.
Additional amenities include in-dash navigation system and push button starter. Other highlights include unique wheels and 20-way adjustable seats. Linear odometer progression and a number of service history records are also shown. Since then, the car's exterior has gradually shifted from boxy lines to gentle arcs. In all, more than five million 5 Series vehicles have been sold. The entire process was under 2 hours and I drove my new truck home, I'm just waiting for the title in the mail.
Advertisement For the 2008 model year, all 5 Series cars get a barely discernable makeover for the front fascia, headlamps and taillamps. When it debuted in the 1970s, it was especially reminiscent of Italian cars and the Alfa Romeo in particular. New options include a U. It was initially offered only as a four-door sedan, but, as of 2003, a station wagon or estate car model design has also been offered for each model year. After driving her, I can attest that this car is bursting with sleek, sexy she-power. The 525i effectively becomes the 528i, while the 530i becomes the 535i.
A restyled center console features six memory buttons that store all manner of presets: radio stations, navigation destinations, phone numbers. With durable blade material that maintains a sharp, clean edge for a long time, Bosch Clear Advantage Frameless Wiper Blade significantly increases your visibility, even the heaviest of rains, snows or sleets. I tested a 535xi for a week. The 535s receive a 45-horsepower bump 300 total over 2007 by virtue of a new 3. All 5-Series come with comprehensive stability technology that includes dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, and dynamic brake control. Whichever powerplant you might choose, response, feel and feedback from all the systems — steering, suspension, brakes — are exceptional as expected.
The top-of-the-line sedan is the 550i xDrive. It's equipped with a high-output aluminum 5. Performance for the money is very good, but do expect somewhat expensive maintenance. The bustle-back trunk, sharp-creased edges and cat's-eye headlights that caused such a stir when the model was introduced for the 2004 model year have helped the current-generation 5 Series become the best-selling iteration yet. It boasts an precision-tensioned mono steel spring that helps provide parallel pressure along the entire blade length for consistent wiping performance across the windshield. An oil change was last performed in December 2018.
The formerly-known-as-530 cars receive a 3. They also feature an optional upgrade to all-wheel drive. An optional electric tow hitch that's available for all 5 Series cars automatically retracts for easy storage. In all, more than five million 5 Series vehicles have been sold. They recommended a local credit union for financing and I got a rate of 3. Along with the smartly configured 535 versions, those are two more practical reasons to splurge on a 5 Series.