2011 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: 2011 BMW 535i Automatic, model

2011 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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535i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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2011 BMW 535i Automatic, model not listed for review
By batman38 on


2011 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Have the car a month and all driving has been City. avg. 18 mpg.
Car is exceptionally quiet and this car embodies all you would expect from this segment , from outstanding fit and finish to fine interior appointments.
Ride and handling are excellent, surprising with the 18" run flats.
For 2011 BMW still hasn't fixed the problem with a skittish non-navigation i-drive system as the radio screen keeps changing along with the station.
It's as if it's possessed and the dealer still hasn't responded with a fix.
The other annoyance is that the car does not come equipped, as most luxury cars do, with the driver's seat moving to its rear position when one leaves the vehicle.

Best Features

Power, ride and handling

Worst Features

8 speed automatic is not smooth when rapid acceleration is required. Remove glitches from i-drive. Provide a memory seat and steering wheel that allows for easy egress. The seat should automatically move all the way back to its detente position and the wheel should not only tilt up but telescope back as well.
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