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2011 BMW 535i Automatic, model not listed for review
By batman38 on 01/15/11 11:28 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

Have the car a month and all driving has been City. avg. 18 mpg. Car is exceptionally quiet and this car embodies all you would expect from this segment , from outstanding fit and finish to fine interior appointments. Ride and handling are excellent, surprising with the 18" run flats. For 2011 BMW still hasn't fixed the problem with a skittish non-navigation i-drive system as the radio screen keeps changing along with the station. It's as if it's possessed and the dealer still hasn't responded with a fix. The other annoyance is that the car does not come equipped, as most luxury cars do, with the driver's seat moving to its rear position when one leaves the vehicle.
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JUST A GREAT CAR
By mike650 on 01/06/11 18:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Review

This is my first BMW (not including my conv, which was my toy) and I must say it certainly beats my Benz and alll that preceeded it (Merecedes sinse 1986). Fast, quiet commfortable and a beauty. I have had it only two weeks but I just can't get over it. Before you drop $60M large try this thing, it's amazing.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Still Happy with it after a month of driving
By michaeljdiesen on 01/05/11 11:03 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Review

I got my 2011 BMW528i about a month ago and wanted to drive it a while before commenting on it. I purchased it as a replacement to my 1998 BMW528i that I had for 13 years! Now for the review: The interior is luxurious! The iDrive is new for me but after a few weeks of getting used to it, I like it. Why no touch screen though? The stereo is nice but could be a little better. The front seats seem cramped to me, maybe narrow the center console a bit? The automatic transmission seems sluggish until you shift into sport mode. The exterior is flawless. I haven't noticed any problems with the run flat tires but have been warned by many people to expect it.
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First Five Series
By eip on 01/04/11 19:39 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Review

Recently moved up from an 06 330i. Really like the ride and quiet of the new 528 but does not handle as well as 3 series. Excellent highway car and still good in the curves but some of the sportiness is gone as a tradeoff for comfort.
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Overall Quite Good
By ace46 on 01/03/11 12:55 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I look for any excuse at all to go and drive it. Once I dreaded having to run late-night errands. Not any more!
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550i - I'm Smitten!
By bmwftw on 12/20/10 16:52 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

Review

5th 5 Series Owned: The exterior styling of the new F10 550i (M Sport), while more modern than classic, is extremely eye catching and contemporary. It's an excellent refinement of the Flame Surfacing started under Chris Bangle in 2004. Versus the 2005-2010 (E60) 5 Series the 2011 (F10) 5 Series is a wholly more cohesive and less polarizing body style that exudes luxury and a bit of aggression while in motion. The interior offers beautiful materials, a perfect driving position and styling that is more inviting than previous generations. The incredible array of useful tech features, adaptable chassis and drivetrain as well as overall performance are simply incredible. A remarkable package!
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2 of 11 people found this review helpful
BMW 535 M PACKAGE
By bmw4ever1 on 12/20/10 02:23 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

This is by far better 5 then the older model. I don't think there is a car on the market that can match all in one factors such as performance , comfort and style. M package gave it even more style and extra handling features. This bmw can't be compered to any other car in it's class.
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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
550ix amazing improvement
By tommypgh on 12/15/10 11:32 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

Review

I just picked mine up after waiting for several months. The body style is sleek and much improved over the old style. Inside the car is designed with the driver in mind. Stereo System is top notch, and the car is extremely quiet. What is amazing is the power, it's actually subtle, you feel like your driving a nice luxury sedan and the when you press the gas it turns into a monster! This car is powerful. I love it, after a few months I will report back
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Refined, Capable, & Liveable
By Charlie H on 12/05/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Review

I gave up on BMW when the first i drive and Bangle-but cars came out, but am glad to report the new 5 series has returned to the fold of the prior generation cars with graceful lines and intuitive logical controls. The i drive is easy to use now after a few minutes of familiarization, actually quite fun. Quality is good and fuel economy is remarkable, getting 24 in town and 30-plus highway with a light foot- near diesel/hybrid territory! The ride with the run flats is very good now, and the car has a level of quiet and refinement that's almost too good (a little sport exhaust maybe?) Performance with only 240HP is quick with the 8 speed, but I wasn't looking for a rocket. Very Pleased!!!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Awesome car
By PPham on 12/05/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I have had the car for two months now. Love the car interior design. The seats are comfortable. The car rides very quiet and solid. Excellent acceleration and handling. The 16 speakers 600 watts sound system is awesome. I wish the split rear seat come standard. My first BMW and I really enjoy driving it.
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