2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test


2011 BMW 528i: Not Enough

May 27, 2011

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I've gotten to drive our 5 Series a few times and I gotta admit something: it's kinda boring.

I say that because now that I've driven our Porsche a few times, it reminds me that driving isn't just going from A to B, it's about having fun too. Sure our Porsche rattles squeaks and smells of gas from time to time, but I feel happy and alive when driving it. I don't need to be going fast or reckless to have fun, just hearing the engine and having the window open is reward enough.

Our 528i has soothing alert chimes, coddles you in comfortable seats and is so refined and quiet that it's just numb. Now I'm not saying the 528i is a bad car, it is a very nice car. But for me it's missing that spark that makes a car a joy to drive. Life is too short not to experience it even on the short trips to the supermarket.

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr, Photography

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