2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Great Value. Great Performance

2008 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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Great Value. Great Performance Part 2
By So. Cal. D. on


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


Through the break-in period and after a few weeks of having the car in So. California I thought it worthwhile to confirm that the car is terrific day in and day out. Two additional notes: It is very difficult to stay within the speed limit. I'd say the car has the character of a jet-fighter. So capable that you're crossing over 100 mph just merging into traffic from the on-ramp (and you didn't hear or feel any noticeable change, except for the acceleration, along the way). Also, it's a bit difficult to have fun and achieve more than 20 mpg. And that's where speed limits and busy roadways help out - - they keep you from riding the afterburners all day. :)

Best Features

Logic 7 in "theater" mode with lower- end tweaked up slightly and you are surrounded by your own soundtrack. Comfort seats, solid handling, smooth n quick shifts. Sport mode is great for city driving, great downshifts.

Worst Features

Uh. If it's possible to make a car this solid and responsive and to use less gas that would be great, but. . .
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