2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test


2011 BMW 528i: Split Screen Radio/Navi

May 13, 2011

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Our long-term 2011 BMW 528i has an available split Radio and Navi screen. This is the screen I prefer to use during everyday driving: radio as the primary display and the Navi heading my secondary display, even if I have not targeted a destination.

A few other companies have this type of display available, but BMW does it best with their 60/40 ratio of the split, clear graphics, and fairly easy to re-configure split portions of the display.

Can your vehicle present a split display, and what do you show on each side?

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 11,900 miles

Friday bonus! Rare LA car sighting on the jump.

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This rare bird is a Ferrari Testarossa Spyder. It's mid-to-late 80's MY, but it's tough to determine the exact year with the aftermarket wheels (factory wheels were originally center-lock, then migrated to 5-bolt).

Also, this version has the twin mirrors mounted at the base of the A-pillar instead of the "Flying" single or twin mirrors in the middle of the A-pillars.

A pretty car, and smaller in size than my recollection.

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

$150 per month*
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