On The Corner - 2011 BMW 528i Long-Term Road Test

2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 528i: On The Corner

February 24, 2011

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This is my favorite corner of the 528i. The leather is beautifully stitched, the wood is glossy, the metallic accents are tasteful and the plastic has a pleasing grain. Lots of textural interest, with all the different materials used. And I love the graceful sweep of the door handle and the way those swooping lines all coalesce.

Throughout most of the cabin, materials quality is superb and the design aesthetic is unfussy and modern. Get inside the 5 and you'll find yourself in a pretty deluxe environment, one that tells me BMW is serious about giving 5 Series drivers a true luxury-car experience.

In the past, BMWs weren't exactly known for having standout interior design but with this new 5, things might be starting to change. What do you think of the cabin's design?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ ~9,500 miles

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