2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 528i: Lock This Idea Away

June 17, 2011


I can't possibly be the only one who thinks this is a stupid idea. Maybe it's even been addressed before on this car, possibly by me, I didn't really check. Either way, it annoyed me again last night so I'll take this chance to whine about again.

Putting the door lock button in the middle of the dash makes no sense at all. Not even in German. Where do you naturally look when you want to unlock the doors? To the doors of course, never to the vents in the middle of the dash. But that's when the button is on the 5 Series, and a bunch of other cars these days. Can't wait to hear the explanations why.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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

$181 per month*
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