I traded in my 7 series (also currently
have a 528 and a X-5)for the new new
525. It does have considerable more
room than old 5's and I really like the
new design. I chose the smaller engine
because of the $5,000 upcharge and do
not really miss the extra horses. I
have been getting over 37 mpg on the 2
long road trips to date (much higher
than expected)and around 23 around
town. The bottom line is it is very
comfortable, has great lines and is fun
The heated seats are great on a bad
back on long trips. The xenon lights
are a big improvement over the
standard. I really like the I-Drive
features and the sirius radio. But my
favorite feature is the new design
which I think is great.
After reading the Auto Mag's which show
the cost of the larger engine, 530, at
less than a $1,000 and BMW's price of
$5,000. Then I feel BMW is taking adv.
of their customers. The interior has
poor storage. Hopefully, someday BMW
will design better cup holders.
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