Used 2011 BMW 5 Series Consumer Reviews - 81 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2011 BMW 5 Series

Average Consumer Rating

81 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific 5 Series model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Handles like a Hippo on Stilts
15 of 29 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By burnrub
on

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


Review

I upgraded from a 335 to the 535 cuz I wanted a bigger car. The transmission failed in the 1st month and they had to do a complete rebuild, which cost @ $3,000.

The car is pretty fast, but unfortunately, it exhibits way to much body roll and modest curves have to be eased into.

The interior quality is top-notch, if a bit bland.

Also, BMW will nickle and dime you for pretty basic features on a luxury car.

There are better cars out there. Choose Wisely.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

RunOnFlat. Stay Away.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ahsim
on

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


Review

It's a first and a last time I own the car (535xi 2011)with RFT tires.
I changed 4 tires already and 2 more on a way. Each one is $500.00. The problem is always same: the buble on a side of the tire. Beside the danger to drive it (to yourself and others on a road), car will not pass the inspection. There is no spare tire. If the tire goes bad at night or on Sunday, that it.
If you live in an area with roads with a lot of potholes (NY) , forget about this car. States should regulate sale of cars with RFT tires.
Every car has problems, but this is ripoff



Worst Features

1. Restrict sale of the RFT tires in states with bad roads 2 BMW should offer an option for conventional tires with spare one and the jack. ( If they want to sell this cars)


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Overvalued lemon
13 of 18 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ragril
on

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


Review

I've owned this car for almost two years.
My first and last BMW. How much I regret this purchase. The ride is rough, noisy and irregular.
This car has a problem.
There is something wrong with the ride.
It shudders and vibrates badly. Yet, the dealer has been useless.
They find all sort of excuses in order to dismiss my concerns.
It is supposed to be normal!!!
When my beloved Honda Pilot 2006 rides smoother and straighter than my $60,000 2011 BMW, you can tell this junk is worth nothing.
So much for the ultimate driving... scam!


Best Features

I have to admit the shifting is smooth and the brakes powerful.


Worst Features

The computer interface feels like something coming from the 80's. The voice recognition is worthless. Overall, it's a brand sleeping on it's old-time laurels.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Battery
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By father4girls
on

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


Review

I bought my 2011 BMW 535IX back in Oct 2010 and have loved it since day one. The car is great and the dealership is great, I am just concerned that they replaced my battery for the 2nd time in just under 3 years. I am on my 3rd battery and my concern is what happens when the free service contract expires next year? Is it just my car or does BMW have an electrical issue here?


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Disappointment city
13 of 18 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By nomore528s
on

Vehicle

2011 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


Review

I have had two 528 sedans in my life.
The first was a 2000, and the second was a 2011.
I picked both of them up at the facility in SC and drove both them to CA
Lotsa' fun was had both times.
The 2000 over the
time I owned it was great... not a lick of trouble.
The 2011 was more disappointing than my first wife.
The first issue was those useless tires, one of which failed 3000 miles from home causing me to have to spend three nights in a hotel while a dealer ordered a replacement.
Unacceptable!
The next issue was the computer telling the power steering to stop working.
Another
computer glitch finished me.
I traded for a 2011 Crown Vic.
I'm much happier.
Hitler was Bavarian too.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT