2011 BMW 528i: Road Trip Complaints
July 05, 2011
After a Canada Day weekend road trip to Las Vegas, I have the following complaints about our long-term BMW 528i ...
That is it. I have none. No complaints about its abilities on the highway, which is in stark contrast to how it drives me up the flippin' wall everywhere else. The 800-way power seats are superb. The ride is excellent. The damned annoying throttle isn't damned annoying. I get along with current-gen iDrive. Power is plentiful and I actually got 30.8 mpg averaging about 77 mph on the up-and-down hilly LA-Vegas route on I-15. That's pretty damned good for an engine about to be replaced by something even thriftier.
So as an Autobahn cruiser, the BMW 5 Series does its job exceptionally well. However, the old car did as well and it didn't drive me up the flippin' wall.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 14,148 miles