2006 BMW 5 Series 3.0L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Considerations when choosing
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2006 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

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The 530i is the most balanced of the 5 series meaning good performance & the ability to get good fuel economy. Sports suspension is a case where less is more. These cars already handle well, sports suspension makes the ride stiff. Bolsters on the sports seats makes entry and exit more difficult. (Sports suspension is distinguished by the black trim above the windows, 7 spoke wheels and contoured frt seat bolsters.) Early pdn '06 530s had traditional key start; later models had push button start/stop. IDrive: basic music and HVAC functions can be handled by dash controls; complex functions by iDrive. IDrive may not be good for occasional drivers who could be distracted by it. Fun car!

Favorite Features

Fit & finish; driving enjoyment; safety features; ride quality & comfort w/standard suspension; hugh trunk; good rear seat space; good fuel economy

Suggested Improvements

The iDrive can be distracting, cup holder placement for driver sub-par, outside mirrors a bit on the small side.
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