2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 5 Series: Enough Room for Golf Clubs, Dead Bodies, Whatever

October 28, 2010


This is the trunk of our 528i. As you can see, it was designed by engineers who see value in things like a large opening, low liftover and covered hinges. Together they make for a very usable space that welcomes all manner of weekend trips.

It's clearly not a perfect setup though. Note the world's smallest cargo net there on the left and the always touted, but rarely used ski pass through. I also noticed one more curious design feature of this car's cargo area.


Note the unobstructed package shelf. Usually, these areas are crowded with speakers or amplifiers that poke down into the cargo area. Looks like BMW's engineers found somewhere else to put them.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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