2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 528i: BMW Got The Paddles Right

March 02, 2011


That's the upshift paddle on our 528i's steering wheel. It's placed well, turns with the wheel and stops with a deliberate but damped thud and at the end of its travel.

And there are more reasons why it's awesome.

IMG_0177.JPGHere's another feature that makes the paddles satisfying to use: When your fingertips wrap around the wheel and land on the paddle, they touch this rubber pad embedded in its backside.

IMG_0175.JPG Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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

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