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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Transmission Problems
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By noles01
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


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This is my third BMW 5 Series and I'm afraid it's my last...... The transmission hestitation at low speeds is absolutely maddening. It's much worse than any turbo lag. I wish i still had my 2008 528i. I've taken it to the dealer three times and was told "it's just the nature of the beast and there is nothing we can do". Sure wish I would have read about the conerns posted here before I leased this car for 36 months. Four months and four thousand miles of misery. Doubt I can last. My new Bimmer is a Bummer. Any ideas?


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2011 BMW 5 Perfect Balance of Art and Function
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By el168
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


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Nice performance from a beautifully designed BMW!
Base model could use a little more HP, excellent sound system, luxurious interior


Best Features

Sound system


Worst Features

Acceleration- more HP!


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home link problems
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By njoylife
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


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i just purchased the new bmw 5 328i it a great car. its a show stopper this is my second bmw in three years. but this is the hardest car to program the homelink pls tell me why.ive played with this. trying to program for 4hrs please tell me what im doing wrong


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Hesitation Problems driving me crazy!
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By wonmarco
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


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I would think twice about purchasing this vehicle. I have had a big problem with surging and hesitation at low speeds. The dealer has insisted that it is normal with the adaptive transmission, but I can assure you it is not normal! (Google BMW F10 transmission problems and you will see the problem is widespread). The sad thing is that I really love the rest of the car, but after spending $50,000+, I don't think I should be dealing with this. It really takes the pleasure out of owning the car.


Best Features

Everything except the low speed / stop and go driving.


Worst Features

Fix the persistant transmission problems.


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2011 BMW 528
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By windsurfing1
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


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My previous BMW ownership included a 1998 528 and a BMW 328 convertible, owning these cars have turned me into a BMW fan.
Then I bought this 2011 528 with reasonable amount of expectation, but it turned out to be a big disappointment.
I only have one complaint about the new BMW, and it is a substantial one.
The new 8 speed transmission has a almost turbo lag kinda delay followed by a surge of power when accelerating in low gears,
probably because it has a adaptive mode trying to learn your driving style, that drive by wire feature alone kills the overall driving experience of a bimmer.


Best Features

I-Drive, quiet cabin, exterior and interior look


Worst Features

improve the acceleration hesitation and smoothness of the 8 speed transmission at lower speeds.


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