By Dr Depth on
2007 BMW 5 Series 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Picked up in Munich, and hit the Autobahn; although keeping break-in RPMs below 4,500, was still able to enjoy high speed cruising. Ended in Naples with 1250 miles a week later. Delivered to USA in early November. Currently 6,500 miles and enjoying more every day. This is a unique car, after driving 1995 Audi S6 for ten years, 175,000 miles, this car had to please me alot. So far, it has delivered. No real issues, although iDrive technology learning curve is initially steep. Mounted snow tires on new wheels to blast around this winter, and can't wait to return to summer driving conditions. Likely the best ride for the sporty minded sedan generation.
Do not buy one without premium sound system and new 20-way sport seat. MP3 package is worth the $$'s too. A manual transmission makes my ride fun.
Disengaging clutch at low speeds in 1st gear causes clunking noise. Discomforting at first, an annoyance with windows down in city traffic. It would be nice to have that sound muffled.