Max A/C - 2011 BMW 528i Long-Term Road Test

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2011 BMW 528i: Max A/C

May 03, 2011


I'm one of those people who complain they are cold all the time. Then when the weather hits the 80s I complain that I'm hot. You know the type, we drive with the seat heaters and air conditioner on at the same time.

We've had beautiful weather in L.A. the past few days and I've had trouble setting the air conditioner in the BMW 528i to a comfortable temperature. It's always too subtle for this Chevy-raised girl.

I end up having to push the "Max A/C" button then dialing it back from there. Max sets the temperature to 60 degrees and puts the fan on full speed. It quickly cools a sunny cabin. When I dial the fan back, the BMW adjusts the temperature to match. Set it to 3 lines and the car warns you you're only going to get the temp to 68 degrees, for example.

Tell us about the A/C in your car.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ an exterior temperature of 85 degrees F.

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