When driven aggressively, the steering has perfect weighting and a near-telepathic feel, but around town and in parking lots, it feels overly heavy. My lowest recorded fuel consumption on the highway has been 35 mpg…which is quite better than the 27 mpg estimate on the sticker. It also shares their smooth ride, balanced handling, and overall feel, which is more like that of the luxury-oriented 7-series than the more nimble 3-series. It is a great car, the only downside I would say is trunk space, it is a little limited especially when it comes to golf clubs. Even more comfortable than a Jaguar no comparison. So I grabbed some antifreeze and started to unscrew the cap, and it almost seemed….
In a desperate search for the next big thing, product planners continue to push, pull, and bend the metal shapes draped over four wheels. Primary Use: Commuting to work Best Car I Ever Drove. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. The available lane-departure warning system alerts the driver via vibrations in the steering wheel if the car starts to veer out of its lane, and a night vision system is capable of displaying possible hazards that are otherwise out of regular headlight range. The cabin has dual front and side impact airbags for the front driver and passenger, as well as full-length curtain airbags. There has always been what I can only describe as a complete loss of connection between the driver, the front wheels and the road.
There are also a new Value package and M Sport package. The 535 and 550i are covered separately in the Cars. At first glance, the six-cylinder engine's numbers don't suggest it will deal with the car's girth, but it is better than expected. Four average-sized adults might be comfortable but sitting behind my own 190cm driving position, the leg room in particular was tight. The investment in a diagnostic scanner will usually pay for itself after one repair.
Amazing when everything is working. Furthermore, the interior design, as one grows accustomed to it, is simply dumb. The wagon comes in 535i xDrive trim only. The door panels and dashboard have beautiful lines to them that gracefully transition into each other, and all of the controls are well laid out and easy to use. It failed causing a specific fault light to come on at 47,500 miles. Dealer repaired oil leak on cylinder head cover and replaced 1 ignition coil.
The suspension removes every bump in the road and delivers a silky smooth ride-but yet you always feel connected to the pavement. The gap shrinks by 0. But I had heard some very good things about the in-line 6 cyl engine. The M Sport package available on all trim levels includes all the regular Sport package items, but adds an aerodynamic body kit, dark gray headliner and on the 550i, 19-inch wheels. The seats are extremely comfortable, and the center console has a retractable arm rest that gives plenty of support.
With a completely redesigned model just a year away, the latest 5 is facing its final curtain, but does so while still remaining a top choice for a premium midsize luxury sedan. It's powerful, it handles extremely well, and it is very comfortable for long and short trips. There's some powered seat adjustment but the bulk of the test car's adjustment was manual - which is poor given the pricetag. It had 11 miles on it, the lowest millage vehicle I had ever owned. I had to put run flats on this car as the standard tires are sucky continentals. Had them redone and shortly after they are squeaky again. Performance is adequate even in the base 528i, but for those who care about moving swiftly, the 535i won't disappoint.
It's a little tight for a tall driver - particularly if there's any need to accommodate a rear passenger comfortably - and the absence of full electric adjustment in a car wearing this sort of a pricetag is a bit rich, so to speak. Our observed mileage in the 528i—19 mpg—trails what we recorded in an automatic 535i by 3 mpg. And so, with our test car weighing in at 3916 pounds, a lot was asked of the engine. The interior space is not as good as the exterior suggests, calling it snug is being generous. It was very difficult to get the dealer to recognize the problem, but once they found it -- they fixed it.
Marginal side-crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are also not up to par for a luxury sedan. A nightmare when it is not. For customers spending real money and finding the difference harder to swallow, as well as those attracted by its more affordable lease rates, the 528i is a fine and capable alternative to the 535i. Best car I've ever owned. After being in storage for a few months the battery kept running down so I replaced the battery which was more expensive done at the dealer than I would have expected. Dealer said it was the coils and fuel injectors. And the battery apparently needs to be aligned with the vehicle.
First it should not have failed this soon and secondly that much to get a headlight replaced is absurd. Rear-seat side airbags are optional. Primary Use: Family transportation 535i Good Gas Mileage — This car has good acceleration and a smooth ride. Nice Car, Excellent Ride — So far, my only concerns is my busted windshield after owning the vehicle for a week or 2. Most unreliable car I've owned or witnessed anyone one. A higher-performance six-cylinder making 300 horsepower comes in the 535i.