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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Unreliable, even new
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By Skip
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Vehicle

2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

With less that 4000 miles the "engine malfunction-reduce power" message came on and the car would no longer start. I was only 1 mile from the dealership but it took BMW assist over two hours to organize a tow (1 pm Monday)! I was told by the dealership " we are seeing this a lot," but so far they apparently do not know how to fix it. I rated the car low on performance, build quality, and reliability for this issue. This is not the BMW "experience I was hoping for!


Favorite Features

The handling with the sports package is wonderful.


Suggested Improvements

BMW assist should at least let one know how long the wait for assistance will be. "Right Away" in this case meant 2.5 hours!


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BMW 535i is a wonder machine
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Steve
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I was bit concerned with cost of this vehicle as it is more pricy than competitors. After driving it for 2 months and doing test drive for other competitors (Lexus, Audi, Infiniti) it is worth it! Solid handling and performance. The car challenges sharp turns and does not lean. 535i is a rocket on wheels,Turbo engine is a piece of art, excellent fuel consumption despite the engine size and power. Too early for reliability feedback but no issues so far


Favorite Features

Turbo power, acceleration you will hear twin turbo growling sound. Brakes are responsive and powerful, road feedback. Handling at high speeds BMW 535i seems to stick closer to road.


Suggested Improvements

Run flat tires make them optional they are bit noisy.


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Best Sports Sedan
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By scott
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Searched high and low and could not find another vehicle that compared in terms of performance and pricing. Lexus is nice, but it is a completely different driving experience. The seat comfort of my sport model remains the best i have ever owned, and I've owned the infiniti q45, j30, Lexus gs, Saab, Volvo etc.


Favorite Features

ipod connection with heads up display


Suggested Improvements

Dual climate control requires manual adjustment of both zones - there is no dual setting; no a/c seats.


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Truly the ultimate driving machine
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By Wonder machine
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is my first BMW 535i, I have to say it truly deserves the ultimate driving machine title. The power is unbelievable and hard to stay on speed limit, handling is superb, reliability so far is too soon but no issues so far,this car can challenge easily anyone who doubt its power.


Favorite Features

Turbo engine sound,sound system,steering feel.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders.


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Engine Malfunction
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By Darrell
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is the third BMW that I have owned (335i and 2 ea 535i's) I have had the engine malfunction light come on and have lost power. You can stop the car and then restart it and it may be ok for awhile but the same problem will return. The dealer has been able to fix the problem quickly on both of the times that I have had the problem, it was a bad fuel pump. lower grade gas will also cause the problem with the injectors. Other than that the cars have been great.


Favorite Features

The ride and the handling.


Suggested Improvements

Cup Holder locations in the dash are a joke


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