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By scoot ll on

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2008 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

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After owning several Mercedes over the past 10 years I am happy to have owned my last one and am back into a new bimmer. We tried the new 3 cars but coming from the E class, the 5 car is a perfect fit. We drove the 528 and were pleased with the power but figured to go ahead and get the new rocket. Fuel economy is 22 mpg combined on the first 2 tanks which is just a tick lower than the E-320 @22-23 . The ride and drive is superb and the interior comfort and luxury is on par with the Benz except for the vinyl sun visors and the interior headliner is not as tailored .The power is smooth and instant and the iPod connect to the iDrive is way cool. Premium sound N.A., but standard is great/sat radio.

Favorite Features

Horsepower, iPod interface, exterior and interior looks, iDrive and satellite radio, new electronic shift lever and modes, adaptive xenon headlights and LEDs for brakes and signals. Inclusive service 4 years/50 k.

Suggested Improvements

Hardly any at all. They need to lose the plastic sun-visors and not let goodyear bid on the tires. Eagles are ok tires, but really, at this pricepoint a better name is expected.
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