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Best of the breed
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By Steve
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2015 BMW 5 Series Diesel 535d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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Owned a 328D X Drive and thought that was the best ever till I replaced it with the 535D M Sport. The 5 has tons of torque and hp to get this large heavy machine up and going. Extremely fast and smooth. I recommend the M Sport suspension as it keeps the car light on its feet. The steering is anything but numb. We've taken several long trips and couldn't be more impressed. Got into the upper 40's MPG at highway speeds with a fuel range around 700 miles. Arriving rested every time. Mine is loaded with options including heated ventilated seats that couldn't be more comfortable. They are the premium option seat and are the most comfortable I've ever sat in. It's loaded with safety features including accident mitigation which was put to use a couple of times. The heads up display is clear and integrates well with the GPS mapping feature. Haven't had one issue with the car in 15,000 miles. Even the tires are holding up. I expect I'll get 25,000 miles on them. They are the staggered Michelin Primacy run flats. A good tire choice for this car. It is mostly a garage queen along with its big brother a 2017 X5 35D XDrive. As you can see I'm hooked on diesel after starting with that great 328 D. I'm trying to find a fault with this car but I just can't. Check back later and I'll do an update.


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Awesome, really awesome
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By BMW Beauty
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2015 BMW 5 Series Diesel 535d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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The diesel M sport is an incredible car. does everything well. I've gotten up to 50 MPG. Mixed driving around the 40 mark. I'm totally impressed with every aspect of this machine. It is very comfortable for long trips. I opted for the multi contour ventilated seats. Never sat in a more comfortable seat. Being 6'2" tall it's hard to find the right fit but these seats dial it in. Tons of torque and handles like a much smaller BMW. My only complaint is that it takes two or more rest stops between fill ups.


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Still very pleased
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By Steve Struck
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2015 BMW 5 Series Diesel 535d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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Purchased a 2 year old 535d that is pristine. After a few weeks I have few complaints, the iDrive controller being the main source of frustration. That aside, drives very well, great road car, good seats and more bells and whistles than anyone needs. Once again, buying a truly well maintained used car is the way to go. Let somebody else take that huge depreciation hit. :)

Seven month update: Still enjoy driving this car very much. The diesel engine is a different driving experience. No need to wind the rpms; the torque is all in the lower ranges and the automatic tranny is well programmed to work with the unique torque curve. 75 mph gets you 40 mpg and my around town/area driving pattern yields a 30 mpg average. Terrific road car with plenty of passing acceleration. Still have not figured out everything about the iDrive, but there are physical buttons for many functions, much better than aiming at a touch screen and hoping for the best. I'd buy this car again in a heartbeat.


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Very Dissapointed with BMW 535D
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Ivan Cohen
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2015 BMW 5 Series Diesel 535d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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I went to BMW Dealer to test drive 535D, car was new, only 50 miles on it, it was also 2015 model not sure why it was still new and not sold, since they also had 2016 models, same ones for $2000 more. I took it on the freeway and when I got to 70mph I noticed vibration coming out from the front wheels. I am not sure if it is simply a balance issues or something more serious but the fact of the matter is that it should of been tested before me and fixed. This is SUPER unacceptable considering they want 60k for the car to have vibration coming out of the front wheels that I surely noticed. Overall everything else seems to be ok. I really liked Sound System and how soft it accelerated and drove. It was pretty quiet when compared to other cars in the same class. I also did not like that if you want to get some nice options like Premium seats with Ventilation you have to get a Package, same with LED Lights and Sport wheels with suspension. By the time I add everything I want on the car it cost about 80k, which is high considering it is only a 5 series car and NOT even 6 or 7 series. Dealer also seemed like not care much since they are selling them fast and they do not care about their customers. Looks like I will not be getting BMW 5 series any time soon, until they come out with more standard options for the base price like LED lights, premium seats, sport wheels etc.,


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A Quiet and Powerhouse Diesel
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Ernest Salomon
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2015 BMW 5 Series Diesel 535d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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We are normally MBZ people. My last BMW was a '75. We drove the 2015 MBZ 250d and it was noisy and the steering was awful. We decided on the 535d and never looked back. The seats and front seat comfort are wonderful. The car has power to burn when you need it. It gets over 40 mph on the road. The radar controlled cruise control is wonderful on the road.
I never stop praising this car. I have owned many cars and feel this is the best ever. I am 80 years old and know how to use all the electronic features. That said, the average older person will have a tough learning curve. The cruise control needs to be made more simple to use. It is a bit too involved. The electronic string needs tightening, though the MBZ 250d is much worse. Bottom line: A greats road car with all the power and comfort anyone could ever want.


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