Used 2008 BMW 5 Series

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2008 BMW 5 Series

Pros

  • Exceptional ride and handling dynamics, smooth and vigorous engines, premium cabin furnishings, precision build quality, strong resale value.

Cons

  • More expensive than most competitors, iDrive system is still a pain in the Bangle butt.

Used 2008 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2008 528xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
101,000 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
528xi
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$7,490
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
98,100 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
528i
(3)
The Automotive Company
8.1 mi away
List$7,087
Est.Loan: $145/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 528xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
99,671 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
528xi
Loudoun Motorcars
8.1 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
STOCK#LMC-449 A VERY BEAUTIFUL,WELL KEPT, NICELY DRIVEN BMW 525 XI IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE LOUDOUN MOTOR CARS located in Chantilly VA is the sister concern company of LOUDOUN USED CARS located in Leesburg VA.We are one of the renowned pre-owned used cars business, operating both in Chantilly VA and Leesburg VA serving nationwide especially the adjacent areas of tri states (DCMDVA) and WV with the quite satisfaction of hundreds of customers. With the each passing day we rapidly adding countless happy customers to our business circle having rating close to 5 (FIVE) stars. Prior to offer for sale, our vehicles are thoroughly inspected by the competent experts and if needed brought into compliance as well. Our prime focus in this essential area of life is to facilitate the customers with quality vehicles within competitive prices. We are continuously striving to provide full technical support to customers as per their requirement, help them to choose the appropriate vehicle which is best fit in their budget. We are committed to provide our customers pressure free environment with honest opinion. Third party Warranties are also offered if required by customers. We are glad to serve you anytime 11.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M Mon. To Fri. Sunday 12 PM To 05 PM LISTED PRICE FOR VEHICLE DOESN'T INCLUDE TITLETAXREGISTRATIONLICENSE, $299 PROCESSING FEE & FINANCE CHARGES. FINANCING AVAILABLE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. TRADE-INS WELCOME, ALWAYS OFFER FAIR BOOK VALUE EACH VEHICLE COMES WITH 3-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY AT LISTED PRICE. DISCLAIMER: Any warranty that is provided by a third party is provided solely by such third party, and not by us or any other of our affiliates. LOCATION:- This vehicle is available at 25280 PLEASANT VALLEY RD.UNIT 174 CHANTILLY, VA 20152 For Quick info pl call 571-349-3100 For Text messages 571-276-0137
BMW 5 Series 2008 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
138,569 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535xi
(1)
Autoline of VA
8.1 mi away
List$6,494
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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$179 Below Market
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BMW 5 Series 2008 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M)
122,384 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
550i
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
135,500 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535i
Porsche of Tysons Corner
14.9 mi away
List$6,350
Est.Loan: $130/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M)
82,682 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
550i
(2)
Priority Nissan Tysons Corner
15.1 mi away
List$10,988
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
91,115 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
528i
Criswell Nissan
16.1 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
91,586 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535xi
(1)
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes
2008 BMW 535i X-Drive 4WD/AWD, Black Sapphire Metallic w Beige Interior, Equipped with ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, CD Audio, Cold Weather Package, Cruise Control, Front Seat Heaters, Leatherette Seats, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), Traction Control, Turbo Charged Engine
BMW 5 Series 2008 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
83,305 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
528i
Drive & Go Auto Sales
17.6 mi away
List$7,600
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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$209 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Rest assured, once you take this BMW 5-Series 528i 6-Speed Automatic 83K NAVI!!!!! home you will know you've made a solid investment. An odometer that reads 83,305 miles speaks for itself. This 5-Series 528i 6-Speed Automatic 83K NAVI!!!!! has been well maintained with a long, healthy life ahead of it. Non-smoker? No worries the previous owner was too. Anything meant to stand the test of time must first be built upon a solid foundation. Without a shred of doubt, we guarantee that this vehicle's foundation has not been compromised by any structural damage. We know the importance of a powerful engine for those tough jobs. This BMW 5-Series 528i 6-Speed Automatic 83K NAVI!!!!! is equipped with a 3.0L L6 DOHC 24V engine to help you complete all of the tough jobs. Enjoy life a little more freely with the responsibility of this fuel efficient BMW 5-Series 528i 6-Speed Automatic 83K NAVI!!!!!. Aside from the usual wear and tear, the exterior is first-rate. As with any used vehicle, a certain level of depreciation is expected but the interior of this car is still in beautiful condition. Leave your credit worries at the door and shop at ease with the knowledge that we offer true GUARANTEED FINANCING. We get you approved! We offer great low monthly payments to qualified buyers with low money down and your clean used trade-in. Call us to day at (240) 907-2134 to find out more. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Ladiesburg! Great Cars at Great Prices!
BMW 5 Series 2008 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
68,897 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535xi
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
AWD with Navigation, Cold and Premium Packages, Moonroof, Heated Leather seats, Memory seat, Xenon Headlights, Heated Steering Wheel, Low mileage very clean inside and out and clean history just inspected...The 2008 BMW 5 Series has an aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension and an aluminum four-link integral rear suspension. Twin-tube gas pressure shock absorbers come standard as well. The front and rear have aluminum subframes and stabilizer bars. The 5 Series includes four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, a dual exhaust system, and Dynamic Stability Control.
BMW 5 Series 2008 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
95,000 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535xi
(2)
Best Auto of Manassas
19 mi away
List$9,299
Est.Loan: $190/mo
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Dealer Notes
Feel right at home behind the wheel of this BMW 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation. It is a one-owner vehicle that has truly been well maintained. The odometer can speak volumes on a vehicle's reliance and this 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation's low mileage will assure you of its solid dependence. For you non-smokers out there, the ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. No need to stress over if this BMW 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation has been maintained over the years. We have the complete SERVICE HISTORY and are happy to provide you with it. This vehicle and our other inventory goes through a MULTI-POINT INSPECTION before it is put on our lot to be sold. There is no evidence that this vehicle has ever been wrecked or had any body work done to it at all. Humility is said to be a virtue. Well, you can leave that virtue at the door because the ferocious power of this BMW 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation's 3.0L 6 cyl engine is anything but humble. The 3.0L 6 cyl engine gives good performance and saves on gas too. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. Two things essential to every king was his castle and royal carriage. While getting your own castle may be a bit of a challenge, you can still travel like a royalty. Be your own king behind the wheel of this BMW 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation. All the best power, convenience and safety options are available on this fully equipped BMW 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation. Compare and see for yourself. This baby 'purrs like a kitten' under the hood. Turn heads when you drive down the road in this beauty. The exterior of this vehicle is incomparable. The interior of this ride is nothing less than perfect and is a sign of the excellent care and attention that this vehicle has seen since it was new. All the major mechanical systems under the hood have been inspected and are confirmed to be mechanically sound. Want a CARFAX? Not an issue! We supply a free report with all of our vehicles. CARFAX is the #1 trusted provider of vehicle history information in North America and we are proud to be a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealer. Each vehicle that we sell comes with not only our assurance of satisfaction but is also guaranteed to have a clean title history by CARFAX. Looking to buy a one owner car? Not a problem. We have the CARFAX report to prove that this vehicle has had only one owner. Still not sure? Ask about our extended warranty. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Best Auto of Manassas INC offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this vehicle. With approved credit and a low down payment you can get this 535 XI AWD One Owner Low Miles Navigation today with monthly payments that you can afford today! What are you waiting for? Call (703) 367-0402 right now! Want a great deal? This vehicle has been set under the BLUE BOOK value and won't last long. We are only minutes away from Dumfries, stop by and visit us today. Runs great and drives like new. Well maintained. Actual miles. Full service history available. Hard-to-find model! Power everything! Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car!
BMW 5 Series 2008 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
110,674 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535i
(16)
Jaguar Land Rover Bethesda
19.9 mi away
List$8,460
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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Dealer Notes
PREMIUM PKG,NAVIGATION SYSTEM,COLD WEATHER PKG,Sun/Moonroof,LANE DEPARTURE WARNING,Navigation System,Bluetooth Connection,6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD,STANDARD PAINT This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. RECENTLY TRADE... CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
BMW 5 Series 2008 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
132,699 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535xi
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$6,981
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M)
89,791 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
550i
(2)
Arlington Auto Group
24.2 mi away
List$11,611
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2008 BMW 550i M Sport is equipped with options such as Heated Seats Heated Steering Wheel Sensor Package Navigation Bluetooth Sunroof Xenon Headlights M Sport Steering M Sport Premium Wheels M Sport Steering Wheel and equipped with a 4.8L V8 pushing over 340hp!!! Multi-Point Inspection and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help.WE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NET
BMW 5 Series 2008 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
115,251 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535xi
Godwin Motors
34.3 mi away
List$7,795
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2008 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
128,569 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
535i
(2)
Guarantee Auto Maxx Corp.
36.6 mi away
List$8,000
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
The 2008 BMW 5 Series receives a number of significant changes, most notably a pair of new six-cylinder engines. The 535i is powered by the same twin-turbo 300-hp inline-6 found in the 3 Series. There are a number of high-tech standard and optional additions to the 5 Series that allow it to keep pace and, in a few instances, surpass the rapidly advancing competition. To spot the updated 5 Series, look for a barely noticeable redesigned front airdam, new headlight lenses and LED taillights. Exceptional ride and handling dynamics, smooth and vigorous engines, premium cabin furnishings, precision build quality, strong resale value. AT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WE SPECIALIZE IN GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL PROGRAMS. WITH OVER 20 LENDERS AT HAND, WE FINANCE THE GOOD, BAD, NO CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY EVEN REPO. NO PROBLEM! HELP IS HERE! WITH OUR 100% CREDIT APPROVAL EVERYONE RIDES! GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WILL SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY A QUALITY USED CAR. WE OFFER A 3 MONTH/3,000 MILES POWERTRAIN WARRANTY **FREE OF CHARGE**. HERE AT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX, WE BELIEVE THAT FAIR PRICES AND OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE LEADS TO AN OVERJOYED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE! WE GUARANTEE MARYLAND & DC STATE SAFETY INSPECTION!CALL US TODAY AT (703)445-1100 !!!
BMW 5 Series 2008 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
106,677 miles
Used 2008
BMW 5 Series
528i
(9)
Caspian Auto Sales
36.7 mi away
List$7,453
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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$205 Below Market
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It costs more than it should and it's needlessly complicated to operate, but among midsize luxury sedans and wagons, the 2008 BMW 5 Series is by far the most satisfying to drive.

vehicle overview

There are few cars that achieve such a perfect mix of comfort and fun like the 2008 BMW 5 Series. It is a wolf in a flamboyant sheep's clothing: a comfortable midsize sedan that handles and performs like a sports car. And for a real surprise, a wagon model offers the same wolf but in utilitarian pack mule clothing. While other carmakers relentlessly pursue this automotive pinnacle, BMW consistently raises the bar to keep itself on top of the heap.

For 2008, the current-generation BMW 5 Series receives its most important update since the car's 2004 introduction. Most significantly, there are two new six-cylinder engines in the 5's lineup. Last year's 215-hp 525i model has been replaced by the 230-hp 528i. Even more significant is the mid-level 2008 535i. Replacing the 530i, the 535i comes with an all-new 300-hp, twin-turbo engine. Along with the V8-powered 550i, the new engine lineup makes the 5 Series an even more attractive performance sedan.

With new, innovative technologies coming at a mile-a-minute pace in this premium midsize luxury segment, BMW has introduced several standard and optional features for the 2008 5 Series. Six-cylinder models now offer Brake Energy Regeneration, which takes a page from hybrid powertrains by capturing excess braking energy and using it to power the car's many electronic systems.

There's also an upgraded cruise control system this year. Optional on automatic-transmission 5 Series, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go works much like Mercedes-Benz's Distronic Plus by maintaining vehicle distance at highways speeds and in stop-and-go traffic. For safety, a new Lane Departure Warning system option alerts the driver through vibrations in the steering wheel when the car starts to drift out of its lane.

The 2008 BMW 5 Series remains one of our favorite midsize luxury cars, even if its endless technology can seem a tad reminiscent of HAL 9000. Its deep options list can also raise the 5's price tag into the ionosphere, with the 550i easily reaching $70,000. Nevertheless, for those with deep enough pockets, the 5 Series offers a level of driver involvement unmatched by its competitors.

2008 BMW 5 Series configurations

The 2008 BMW 5 Series is available in sedan and wagon body styles. There are three engines available on the sedan, which boils down to three individual rear-wheel-drive models: 528i, 535i and 550i. The 528xi and 535xi sedans come with all-wheel drive. The wagon is only available as a 535xi.

The 528i and 528xi come standard with 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, power front seats, leatherette upholstery, automatic headlights and wipers, automatic climate control, BMW Assist telematics and iDrive control interface. The 535i and 535xi add xenon headlamps and lumbar support, while the 535xi wagon adds a panoramic sunroof, fold-down rear seats and a power tailgate. The 550i throws in parking assist, leather upholstery and auto-dimming mirrors. Most of the features that are standard on upper-level 5 Series models are optional on the lower-level models.

The options list is exceptionally long on the 5 Series and it got even longer for 2008. High-tech features include Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, a lane-departure warning system, active steering, a head-up display, infrared night vision, keyless ignition, high-definition radio, the next generation of iPod integration and a navigation system with updated iDrive and real-time traffic. Other options include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and rear side airbags. A Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, heated steering wheel and retractable headlight jets. A Sport Package on rear-wheel-drive models includes 18- or 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, active roll stabilization, a sport steering wheel and multicontour seats.

2008 Highlights

The 2008 BMW 5 Series receives a number of significant changes, most notably a pair of new six-cylinder engines. The base 5 Series is now the 528i and features a 230-horsepower inline-6, while the 535i is powered by the same twin-turbo 300-hp inline-6 found in the 3 Series. There are a number of high-tech standard and optional additions to the 5 Series that allow it to keep pace and, in a few instances, surpass the rapidly advancing competition. To spot the updated 5 Series, look for a barely noticeable redesigned front airdam, new headlight lenses and LED taillights.

Performance & mpg

The BMW 5 Series' engine lineup is more powerful than ever, but more confusing with model names that no longer correspond with engine displacement. The 528i comes equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 230 hp and 200 pound-feet of torque. The 535i has BMW's impressive new twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-6, capable of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The 550i is the lone power plant to carry over untouched, still pumping out its ample 360 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. This engine motivates the 550i from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds.

All three engines come standard with a six-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic is a no-cost option. This is good news for consumers since most 5 Series are sold with the autobox. In summer 2007, a new Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters will be optional on Sport Package-equipped 535i and 550i sedans, replacing the previous car's SMG gearbox. BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system is optional on the two six-cylinder sedans (they become 528xi and 535xi), and standard on the 535xi wagon.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and front-and-rear side-curtain airbags. Rear-seat side airbags are optional and, due to safety concerns, you must specifically request that your dealer activate the bags if you order this option. A new optional lane departure system alerts the driver via a shaking steering wheel if the car starts to veer out of its lane, while a night vision system illuminates possible hazards out of regular headlight range. Both Hill-Start Assist and Hill Descent Control are standard on AWD models, in case your extra-steep driveway ever gets slippery. In IIHS testing, the 2008 BMW 5 Series earned a top score of "Good" for its protection of occupants in frontal-offset crashes. In side-impact tests, however, the 5 Series earned a disappointing score of "Marginal," the IIHS' second-worst score.

Driving

The 2008 BMW 5 Series is an extremely balanced machine that can handle aggressive driving maneuvers on winding back roads as well as it dispatches weekday commutes on crumbling expressways. The optional active steering system hasn't dulled BMW's trademark steering feel, though driving purists will prefer the standard setup. Likewise, the standard suspension tuning gives the 5 Series plenty of capability in the corners. The new six-cylinder engines shared with the 3 Series offer more power than the outgoing units, especially the 300-hp 535i that exhibits virtually no turbo lag. Equipping the 5 Series with the V8 turns it into a seriously fast sedan that will outpace many sports cars.

Interior

Although the interior looks unchanged, there were a few key updates made. The window switches have been relocated to lower on the driver door and on Steptronic automatic-transmission models, an electronic gear selector like the one found in the X5 now resides on the center console. It's certainly interesting looking, but this odd little gizmo is largely an unnecessarily different and complex way of doing a fairly straightforward thing.

The same can be said of iDrive, the mouse and LCD screen control system standard on all 5 Series, even those without a navigation system. It now has six programmable memory buttons that can control everything from a radio preset to a frequently traveled destination. Slow and steady progress perhaps, but iDrive is still as user-friendly as a shift knob made of razor wire. Build quality and materials inside the 5 Series are still outstanding, although competitors offer more stylish and less austere environments. Supportive seating is provided in both the front and rear, and even adults won't mind sitting in the commodious backseat. The sedan has 14 cubic feet of trunk capacity, while the wagon has a 34-cubic-foot cargo bay behind its fold-down rear seats, along with standard roof rails.


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Annie,04/15/2016
I bought this car used with a clean car fax in 2010 with less than 15000 miles. I bought an extended warranty just in case. I spent 8 month researching vehicles i would like to own and keep for 10 years. I have made a very poor decision. The maintenance cost on this vehicle will exceed its worth. It's been fun to drive, a very comfortable car with decent gas mileage. However, when I've taken it in for service, it's like sleeping with the devil. Goodbye emergency fund and hello credit card debt. It's the most disappointing feeling to love a car so much and be saddled with such repair bills. Fuel injectors replaced, water pump, thermostat, numerous hoses and vacuum hoses, and now replacing turbos and catalytic converters all before 90,000 miles. Not good resale either!!!
UBER WAGON
AM,04/25/2010
Got rid of XC90 for this wagon. I-drive is simple, can set buttons on wheel for fast control. hands free is excellent, much better than my wife's '10 MDX. Comfort seats are unbelievable - makes the purchase. I am now a cornering demon and still get better mileage then my XC90 or the MDX even though they are driven more conservative. The car is also the quietest I've ever owned. My brake pads started squealing and I did not hear until I opened the windows. Plenty of room for 4 adults and a big dog. The cargo cover also has a pet partition built in. Ride quality is superb and unexpected for such a capable sport machine. Price if too high so buy used.
Fun to drive, but unreliable
lindy62,02/17/2016
I have owned many German AWD cars, after the Audi S4, this is the most fun to drive. That being said, it is not the most fun to own. I have had numerous mechanical issues and even more electronic issues. I have heard a few complain about the battery. I have switched to an Optima battery, which is cheaper and lasts longer. I have heard that BMW knew about his battery draining issue before they release it, but decided to replace the batteries instead of fixing the issue. The VANOS system had a glitch out east, oiling system out west, sparkplug in the Midwest, and a constant brake issue. I am afraid to open the sunroof for fear that it will not close properly and I’ll have to take it apart and manually close it. The parking assist doesn’t work at all and when it had worked it was over sensitive. Our front windshield was replaced and I still can’t get the intermittent wipers to work properly. The transmission seems to be slipping and I am not willing to spend the money to replace it. If it was repaired at a BMW dealer, it would total the car. Found out the differential bearing is bad and the unit has to be replaced not the bearing (a $5,000 job). Nothing is cheap to replace on the car and local shop don’t have the tools or electronics to work on it, so I have to drive 6 hours to fix something and spend big money on labor and parts. If someone else besides BMW fixes something (like the brake pads) the dealer will not turn off the warning light, because they did not do the work, even though they say it was a good job. On the bright side, it gets good mileage for the performance. It rides well, but I feel it is too soft. The backend wiggles on slick roads when it hits a bump at speed and that can be a bit unnerving. There is a lot of room in the back with the seats folded down and have used it as a makeshift tent in bad weather (as long as the sunroof doesn’t leak). The interior has held up well and the body hasn’t rusted. Would not buy one again, because of the reliability issues.
535XI Wagon w/Dinan Stage II
njtriguy,04/01/2010
Stuck with the basics (sport Package, upgraded stereo, premium package), did not get run flats - and am VERY happy with the car. Have had no mechanical issues. Added Dinan Stage II upgrade and the car is scary fast while still getting 25+mpg on the highway. I love the exclusivity (under 900 2009's sold) and the ability to fly under the radar and behind large SUVs on the highway. Now that the 2011 wagon will not be brought into the US, I am glad to be "stuck" with this beautiful car for many more years.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2008 BMW 5 Series
More About This Model

"This might be the perfect car," exclaimed one of our road test editors after putting the 2008 BMW 550i through its paces at our test track. "It's the perfect size, looks great, it's fast, it handles. Does everything well." You could throw in supremely comfortable, quiet on the highway, luxuriously appointed and beautifully built. We would never go so far as to declare it "the perfect car" — there are always going to be a few areas of contention — but the BMW 550i would most certainly be among the nominees with Vegas odds in its favor.

However, let's get this out of the way quickly: Our 550i test car was expensive. With $10,545 worth of options, this ultra-5 Series hit the register at a whopping $69,820. And other than the $500 HD Radio (still not sure what the point is), we'd be hard-pressed to remove anything.

So the 550i is expensive, but so are Brioni suits, a night at the Bellagio and a 65-inch plasma television. They're all pricey purchases, but they're usually worth it. Therefore, the question should be: Is this midsize luxury sedan that's oh-so-good in oh-so-many ways too expensive?

Well, it depends on how you look at it. A similarly equipped 750i costs almost $10,000 more than its supposed "lesser" cousin, but the 550i is the all-around better car, giving up little in the way of luxury and interior space while trouncing the 750i in the fun-to-drive department. On the other hand, the twin-turbo 535i offers nearly the same performance as the V8-powered 550i and, when equally equipped, costs about $7,000 less. Hmm, maybe that's a more perfect car.

So the 2008 BMW 550i may be too expensive for some, but as with the Brioni and Bellagio, it's hard not to toss out that old adage, "You get what you pay for." And in this case, you get one of the few nominees for the perfect car.

Used 2008 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 2008 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: 5 Series Sedan, 5 Series Wagon. Available styles include 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 528xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 535xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), and 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 BMW 5 Series?

Save up to $300 on one of 30 Used 2008 BMW 5 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,995 as of11/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 BMW 5 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi is priced between $6,494 and$11,995 with odometer readings between 68897 and138569 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 5 Series 528i is priced between $7,087 and$9,992 with odometer readings between 83305 and131817 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 5 Series 528xi is priced between $5,994 and$7,999 with odometer readings between 98891 and141340 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 5 Series 535i is priced between $2,995 and$10,700 with odometer readings between 98626 and192000 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i is priced between $7,997 and$12,990 with odometer readings between 82682 and129852 miles.

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Which used 2008 BMW 5 Serieses are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2008 BMW 5 Series for sale near. There are currently 30 used and CPO 2008 5 Serieses listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $2,995 and mileage as low as 68897 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2008 BMW 5 Series. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $300 on a used or CPO 2008 5 Series available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 BMW 5 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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