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10513 and 7408 miles on Two (2) different 540i
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michael
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2018 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I bought two of these cars. Both have extremely inaccurate speedometers that the dealer nor BMW will correct; 4% FAST. Both have the annoying auto start stop system that after July 2017 is on by default each time you start the car. Neither the dealer or BMW will disable this system and it makes parking the car a major headache with the engine stopping and starting with brake pedal action. Worst of all both of my cars are “using” engine coolant. My car has required two reservoirs full in 10513 miles ; my wife’s car one reservoir full in 7408 miles. You can’t smell coolant so it’s leaking internally. Am awaiting a recall just like BMW did for 1.6 million vehicles leaking coolant through the EGR system. Other than these things the cars are nice, comfortable and performance is top notch. 3-series cars drive and handle better based on the one I drove as a loaner during my 10k mile scheduled service. These cars feel mushy in comparison. The tire pressure monitoring system is also extremely annoying because once you put the correct amount of air in the tires, you have to reset it and drive 5 miles for it to shut up telling you that the air pressure is low. I’ve had Lincolns that were just as good as this car and not nearly as annoying with the technology overkill. BMW also needs to learn to listen to their customers and put them first rather than ignore what they say, and they need to learn to package options like US automakers have been doing. It’s a shame that blindspot monitoring is a option rather than part of a package or standard on a $70,000 car. If I had it to do over I would have kept my 2011 Lincoln MKS, and bought my wife a new Lincoln Continental Black Label.


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High 40's mpg
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By gord Fox
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)


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Love the car to this point. A couple of quirky electronic things happened. When I drive the car w/o a passenger the seat belt alarm for the passenger seat goes off after about 10 miles. The charging mode switched w/o my changing anything to "slow" instead of fast charge. Dealer said this happens -it's like a computer and things change for no apparent reason. OK after a reset. I'm a little worried about being out of warranty and having to pay for this electronic reset. The seat belt check took a full day. Rather than pay for that I'll buckle the seat w/o anyone in it!


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Much better than previous models
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Third 5 series
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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The size of this model is much roomier than previous. Car is very smooth to drive and ride comfort is excellent. Car is very close to perfect if you are looking for a high quality 4 door sedan with great gas mileage.


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Moon Beam
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Moonbeam
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2018 BMW 5 Series 540d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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Another great beamer. Loads of torque where you need it. Great fuel mileage. Comfortable ride when you want to cruise, sport settings when you want what BMW does best. A true Tech Fest too. Love the ACC and night vision features. A safe fast luxury sport sedan. Garage Queens: 2018 540D XDrive M Sport HK, DHP, ACC stop and go, Blind spot, Lane keeping, Semi auto drive, Heads up, Auto LED, Luxury seating, Napa, Night vision, Alpine White Mocha. 2017 X5D XDrive HK, DHP, ACC stop and go, Blind spot, Lane keeping, Heads up, Auto LED, Luxury seating, Space gray, Black Dakota leather, BMW tow package. Retired: 328D XDrive, 535D M Sport, 335i, 325is, 325, M3.


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What A Ride
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Avid Driver
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2018 BMW 5 Series 530e iPerformance 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)


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Wow Wow....Absolutely amazing ride. Sooooooooooooooo Quiet....and the handling absolutely amazing. The mileage is amazing...46mpg+....great pick up and comfort. Toyota/Lexus/Honda, please take a page out of BMW's book and learn from it.


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