2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: High performance and All Wheel

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High performance and All Wheel Drive!
By George B on


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


I went from a 2005 745Li with a V8 to to the 535xi. I was a little worried I would miss the 7. This car has been great! Fast, smooth and fun to drive. The improvements on the iDrive are substantial. The technology is easier and more reliable than the 7. The acceleration is better than 7, also. So I am getting great performace and all-wheel-drive in one. No more snow tire change over like I had to do on the 7 series. My only criticism is the fuel tanik capacity. I used to be able to go forever with the 7 series large tank. This 18 gallon tank means I'm at the pump every few days. If I could change one thing, it would be a larger fuel tank.

Best Features

My favorite "creature comfort" is the iPod dock. My favorite tech feature is the "Traffic disruption warning" on the nav system.

Worst Features

Larger fuel tank is a must. Also, more interior storage space would be nice. Back seat leg room could be a little better too. But it's not too bad.
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