2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test


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April 14, 2011

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Last night, I slid into the BMW 5 Series to go home. We have a key card system that gets us in and out of our parking garage. I took my card out of my bag and it slipped out of my hand and right down the side of the driver seat next to the center console. The cards are the size of a credit card.

You can see in the picture above there is not much room there. Being a girl I have tiny hands, but I could not reach the card. If you look under the front of seat, there is a plastic trim piece that keeps you from seeing underneath. So, I got into the back seat and I could see all the mechanical scary bits that look like they will take off my hand if I reach under. They won't, of course, but I'm kind of a dramatic person.

The card is sitting sideways next to the cushion and I can't reach it. I just want to go home. So I move the seat all the way forward. The card doesn't budge and I still can't reach. I move the seat all the way back. Nothing. So I did this a few more times until the card finally tipped over. Then I held my breath and stuck my hand into the terminator-like machinery under the seat and kept at it until I managed to wiggle the card between my fingertips and slowly pulled it out.

Whew! Mischief managed.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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

$145 per month*
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