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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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Best BMW I've owned 550i M-Sport 2011
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 727jbh
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've owned a 2000 740i, 2004 745Li and a 2007 750Li and this 2011 550i is hands down better than any of those 7's. The ride, power, options and comfort are all perfect. The Nappa leather comfort seats are amazing and all the controls are perfectly positioned. The engine and transmission are smooth and powerful. I've installed the Dinan software upgrade and get 495 hp and 573 torque and the car is a rocket in Sport +. This car is worth every penny and the fit and finish of all the materials are top notch. You will not be disappointed in this car.


Best Features

Head-up Display, Active Cruise Control, Nappa Leather Seats, Dark Graphite Metallic Paint, M-Sport Package, Black Chrome tail pipes, Navigation Screen is awesomely large and clear and the V-8 Twin Turbo engine.


Worst Features

Alcantara Headliner and Leather Instrument Panel.


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Awesome all around sports sedan
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By jamesg
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is my 3rd v8 5 series. while less sporty than the e39 model, this model more than offsets the reduce road feel with smooth performance. the engine and sport auto transmission work great together - acceleration is effortless at any speed. the dynamic suspension is very good and there is a visible difference between the settings. significantly more luxurious than prior models. the idrive is much more responsive and synchs up quickly when starting the car. emailing directions to the navi saves a lot of time too. still getting used to the active cruise control, but appreciate the collision detection feature. overall a great ride for both driver and passengers.


Best Features

engine seat comfort idrive - can customize the whole car m sport look


Worst Features

cup holders are a bit small gas mileage is weak (18 mixed, versus 20 in e60 and 21 in e39)


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2011 BMW 535i Automatic, model not listed for review
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By batman38
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Power, ride and handling


Worst Features

8 speed automatic is not smooth when rapid acceleration is required. Remove glitches from i-drive. Provide a memory seat and steering wheel that allows for easy egress. The seat should automatically move all the way back to its detente position and the wheel should not only tilt up but telescope back as well.


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JUST A GREAT CAR
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By mike650
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2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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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.


Best Features

The way it's put togeather, quality all the way. They certainly have their joy stick down right, very intuitive.


Worst Features

None or I'm a little early in the process.


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