this car is too much fun to drive.
power, handling, brakes are all top
shelf. powertrain is amazing as it
pulls in any gear at any speed: from
idle to redline. gas mileage is
reasonable on highway (mid 20s), but
abismal if pushed hard (which is hard
to do without losing one's license).
v8 is a little rougher than the i6 i
had, but sounds great.
engine, engine, engine
interior heater when engine is off
(saves gas at idle)
This car is nothing short of amazing,
the ride makes you literally feel like
you floating in a leer jet. The build
quality doesn't get any better than
this, I mean there is hardly any
plastic used in this car whats so ever
it's all high quality vinyl. The
leather is so buttery soft makes me
never want to exit the car. I had
previously owned a Mercedes before
this, this 5 Series compared to the
Mercedes is like night and day.
Mercedes needs to learn what quality
and reliability is then they will have
more customers, like BMW..
This is my first BMW. I was intent on
the 530 but couldn't find exactly what
I was looking for. The dealer gave me
a 525 Sport for 3 days. SOLD. Still
after 6 months, I'm impressed with the
giddup-and -go! My next BMW (2006)
will be a 530 and I'm sure I'll have a
renewed excitement but this 2.5 is
more than fine.
Caution: you will have to learn to
drive all over again. Super tight
handling can throw you a loop when
avoiding road debris, etc.
Don't worry about the cupholders. I
now only allow bottled water in my
car. They're low and a bit flimsey but
available on eBay cheap. 6 mos. no
problems and no messes; front or back.
Auto everything - lights, wiper speed,
temp. VERY tight and quiet. Just