2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test


2011 BMW 528i: Maybe It's Not So Boring After All

March 08, 2011

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I once spent a good 15 minutes explaining to a seatmate in coach on a international flight (he must have been a patient soul) why the E60 BMW 5 Series (2004-'10) was not an attractive car. He countered with, "Yes, it's vulgar, but at least it's not boring."

And wouldn't you know it, now that the F10 generation is out, I've begun to find the E60 cars attractive when I see them, whereas I find the new 5 Series, including our long-term BMW 528i, boring.

Then, last night, we had a particularly dramatic sunset here, and the contours of the our 528i's hood caught my eye. I had no idea they were so complex, because they usually get lost in the Deep Sea Blue metallic paint. Last night, though, the light hit them just right, and and I found our long-termer almost beautiful.

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Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 9,881 miles

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

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