2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Great power, Poor ergonomics

2008 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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Great power, Poor ergonomics
By danimal on


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


Have had this car for 2+ years and my lease is up in May, 2010. I was thinking about doing a buy-out but I just can't get past the interior ergonomics. There is zero storage space to put anything. The cup holders are cheap and pop out from the dash. There is nowhere to put sunglasses, maps, coins, receipts, over-sized bottles, etc. There is also no rear seat leg room. The car itself is undeniably the best performance vehicle in its class. The twin turbo is an absolute joy to drive with unmatched power. I will miss it but, again, I can't deal with the interior anymore. BTW, the I-Drive system is easy to figure out but it's slow as molasses.

Best Features

Twin turbo engine, ambient lighting, premium sound system is fantastic, heated steering wheel

Worst Features

I-Drive delays too much and too long. Redesign the interior to be user friendly
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