Great fun to drive
By Aydin Akdeniz on
2006 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
This is my eighth new BMW over the years and what a difference in design, technology application and quality. I think BMW has done an excellent job in this new 5 series. It took me less than half an hour to go over the "i-drive" and learn it. The aerodynamic lines and trims are impressive.
Sports package combined with the active steering is unbeliveable. Everytime I drive it, I feel like Mario Andretti (except I don't go as fast). Ergonomics in the cabin are perfect. The dash material quality is exceptional.
The run flat tires (RFT) should be an option. The fact that BMW will not repair them is a shortcoming and a mistake to use on the 5 series. If it cannot be repaired, the cost benefit analysis for the customer must show positive, ie it should be fairly cheap to replace and in this case it is not.