BMW definitely does not stand for "boring, mundane work vehicle." Instead, the BMW 535i is an example of a perfectly sized sedan, and it's now being offered with a new engine, new suspension, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. To find out how well it performs, we brought it to the Edmunds test track. Acceleration was tested with 0-60 and quarter-mile tests, while braking was calculated using 60-0. Handling tests included a timed slalom and two trips around a skid pad to generate a lateral acceleration calculation.
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