2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: 3rd BMW

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By tjm atl on


2008 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Traded in my 05 545 for an 08 535i. BMW is obviously mis-representing the 300hp rating on this car. It is faster than the 08 550 off the line and is only .1 secs slower to 60mph. Why pay the extra 10K? The torque and shift sequencing is incredible, especially in Sport mode (don't be cheap, get the sport package). Loaded up on all the extras, Major improvements on the nav, iDrive and iPod interface. Thought I was possibly downgrading moving from 325hp down to 300hp, believe me... the 535 hands down out performs the 545, gets better gas mi. than the 550, and from my experience, is equally as fast.

Best Features

Twin Turbo engine, Logic 7 sound, ipod interface you can shuffle, voice command, flawless bluetooth interface, comfort access, sport package

Worst Features

Near perfect. Rear seat heat.
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