2011 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Refined, Capable, & Liveable

2011 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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528i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 8-speed Automatic)

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Refined, Capable, & Liveable
By Charlie H on


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


I gave up on BMW when the first i drive and Bangle-but cars came out, but am glad to report the new 5 series has returned to the fold of the prior generation cars with graceful lines and intuitive logical controls. The i drive is easy to use now after a few minutes of familiarization, actually quite fun. Quality is good and fuel economy is remarkable, getting 24 in town and 30-plus highway with a light foot- near diesel/hybrid territory! The ride with the run flats is very good now, and the car has a level of quiet and refinement that's almost too good (a little sport exhaust maybe?) Performance with only 240HP is quick with the 8 speed, but I wasn't looking for a rocket. Very Pleased!!!

Best Features

Refinement & luxury with the premium and convenience packages. Terrific combination of ride and handling. Amazing fuel economy for it's class- nothing even close. Stereo is great, it's easy to record CD's to the hard drive to build an online library. Serene environment with plenty of capability!

Worst Features

Make the bi-xenon headlights standard, the halogens are marginal. Storage spaces are small and the trunk is narrower than most, though quite deep.
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