2011 BMW 5 Series Long Term Road Test

2011 BMW 528i: Would You Keep the Badges?

December 17, 2010


A couple days ago I wrote about getting the "small" engine in the 5 Series. There were plenty of opinions on both sides of the spectrum, and all that back and forth reminded me of another possible decision.

If you bought the 528i, would consider removing the trunklid badges?

Like the first question, this is a somewhat loaded one as there are dozens of reasons for leaning one way or the other. Some buyers like the clean look no matter which engine is under the hood, while others purposely try to conceal their less-than-top-of-the-line choice by deleting the offending numbers. I'd go with no numbers regardless of which engine I paid for, just looks cleaner to me.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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