2006 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: BMW's Colossal Blunder

2006 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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530i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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BMW's Colossal Blunder
By Shifty on


2006 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Great car, fun to drive... but impractical! The sports package comes with run flat tires and a donut. No room to put in full sized tire in the well. But I am better off than those with a 2006 or later 3 series who have no spare at all.. Get a flat wiith these babies and you can go 150 miles. You can put on the donut and go about the same distance. Get a flat tire over the weekend like I did and you are out of pocket for 2 days. Nobody, I repeat nobody stocks the odd ball tires. This is a MAJOR flaw in the BMW. Hear that Edmunds? BTW, the run flats are not repairable, so you are looking at over $300 a pop for a flat. Also they ride terribly and have 15,000 mile tread life.

Best Features

bluetooth phone, more power from bigger 255 hp six

Worst Features

NORMAL tires and a full sized spare in the trunk like the 2003. The ultimate driving machine should be pictured with a tire strapped to the roof-like the Dakkar rally! Bring back the classic style. ANd, the forged wheel rims and not the cheaper cast ones!
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