2011 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Handles like a Hippo on Stilts

2011 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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535i xDrive Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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Handles like a Hippo on Stilts
By burnrub on


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


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.

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