2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Terrible transmission trouble

2008 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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Terrible transmission trouble
By Andrew on


2008 BMW 5 Series 528xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


This is my 4th BMW and I love the car with one major exception. There is a programming glitch in the transmission software which BMW has not been able to correct. The car slams down into first gear quite violently when I accelerate from low speed (such as when turning a corner onto an uphill grade) or slowing for a light and then re-accelerating without coming to a complete stop. The car has been back to the dealer twice - they have been superb, spending lots of time to try to solve the problem - but BMW corporately has no solution at this time. They say they hope to have a software upgrade sometime in September, but make no real promise that this will correct the problem. We shall see.

Best Features

The heated seats/backrests are superb, the iPod connection, and after some fiddling with it, I like the iDrive.

Worst Features

Resolve the transmission software issue.
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