2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 528i: Ambient Lighting

June 20, 2011

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BMW, like most luxury automakers, has thoughtfully provided ambient interior lighting on our long-term 2011 528i. The lighting is orange in color, matching the meters, instead of the usual white light.

And the ambient lighting extends down to the map pocket, but not into the footwell on either side, like on many luxury cars.

I suppose BMW figures you can't see down into the footwell anyway, and that you already know what your shoes look like.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 13,000 miles

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