2007 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Goodbye Lexus

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Goodbye Lexus
By NJ530xi on


2007 BMW 5 Series 530xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


I was set to buy a Lexus GS 300 AWD until I drove the 530xi. It is a great, but expensive, car! Also drove the Audi A6, Infiniti M35AWD and Acura RL. The handling is superb and the attention to detail is appreciated. Long live iDrive - for me it is like using a mouse or joystick. No more fumbling for the correct button or the proper position on a touch screen! Should have listened to the owners' forums and ordered the Head Up Display.

Best Features

Handling and power and interior. 20-way seats are great as is the Bluetooth. The ambient lighting at night is nice. The premium sound system is worth every penny. Rain-sensing wipers work well. Heated seats and heated steering wheel are toasty on cold morings.

Worst Features

Raise the headlight aiming. More interior storage space. XM radio option - PLEASE! A few more options on the iDrive such as displying volume setting and selectable volume setting for each source. In-dash CD changer. I wish I could disable the headlight washers when I don't want them on!
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