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!!!
Refinement & luxury with the premium and convenience packages. Terrific combination of ride and handling. Amazing fuel economy for it's class- nothing even close. Stereo is great, it's easy to record CD's to the hard drive to build an online library. Serene environment with plenty of capability!
Make the bi-xenon headlights standard, the halogens are marginal. Storage spaces are small and the trunk is narrower than most, though quite deep.
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