2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 5 Series: Fool Proof Radar Protection

October 21, 2010


As you can see, our 528i assumes that you have no parking skills whatsoever. In addition to its visual sonar display, which have been used in various BMWs for years, there's now an overheard camera setup similar to our old FX50.

And because of the sheer size of the display, both can be shown side-by-side. It is quite impressive, even useful at times.

With that level of warning technology, our car should never encounter a concrete pillar, or a concrete pillar or...a concrete pillar. Good ol' technology to the rescue, hope it works.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 BMW 5 Series in VA is:

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