I recently purchased the 528i Sports & Premium Package. It is the 3rd BMW I have owned and I continue to be impressed by the overall engineering, fit & finish, performance, and fun to drive features of the 528i. I have been able to test the Sports package's suberb handling while driving down the Northern California Coast to Pebble Beach and up to the Napa Valley. As the daily driver, the 528i provides great utility, comfort, and excitement during my twenty mile (mostly freeway) commute. With a growing family, the BMW 5-series is the perfect compromise between performance and practicality.
Handling, premium wheels, steering wheel controls, gas mileage, sports seats, shadowline trim, four airbags and moon roof.
Have had this car for a month now. I
purchased it as my 3 series was too
small for the family. Absolutely the
best car I have owned to date.
Performance of V8 and sports package
is amazing. Steptronic transmission
is velvet smooth. Fit and finish are
excellent. Maintenance is very
reasonable if you do it yourself.
Take a look at www.roadfly.org to
learn about typical problems. Only
problem is that wife and I fight over
who will drive it. (she has an Acura
MDX) Keep an eye on the radiator as
these are known to fail every 50K. (A
$300 DIY fix). Purchase a set of
power, dry road handling, versatility,
cupholders are a joke, some features
have to be programmed into computer by
dealer (ex. turning off the alarm beep
when you lock the car)