Many people complain about the iDrive being complicated and what not but I don't view it as complicated at all. Once the car is bent into a turn, confidence builds, but when traveling in a straight line, the 535i nervously feints after every irregularity in the road. In lower elevations, the car redeemed itself. The 528i is powered by a 230-hp inline-six-cylinder engine. All 535s add xenon adaptive headlights. Destination entry on the navigation system isn't as easy as it could be, and it doesn't default to a map display. Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J.
The sound system is pretty decent considering it's the standard factory one. We eventually got it to work, however. Send David an Hide full review. Overall very happy with my car. There are two six-cylinder engines, a V8, and an ultra-high performance V10, manual and automatic transmissions and optional all-wheel drive. This replaces the old shifter with an electronic lever that removes all feel, forcing the driver to rely on visual cues to determine what gear the transmission is in. You can drive reasonably or you can drive hard, and the car responds well.
I tested the 550i with a six-speed manual transmission and was very impressed by how much fun it was to thrash around. The point is to inform drivers in cars following the 5 Series that it's stopping quickly, possibly in an emergency situation. We think the map should come up as a default display under navigation. And unlike many other cars, the 535i didn't let us down in the electronics department--its beauty extends beyond the road. We talked extensively about the live traffic system above.
In addition to the inline-six's better feel and responses at the limit and better fuel economy, the 535i barely trails the 550i in performance categories that matter on U. The first day I took delivery of this car I was amazed. Cruise control is now of the advanced variety, which measures traffic speed ahead of you so it can work in heavier traffic. You have to use your thumb or take your hand off the controller to press with your finger which makes it a bit awkard. We had some issues with the system, but these centered around how individual functions were programmed. The seats are soo comfortable. That beats a Hemi-powered Dodge Charger by a good half-second.
Shouldered with a couple hundred extra pounds in the 5-series, the twin-turbo 3. Data Unavailable Second Leg Room in. Leather inserts in the front door panels compliment the seats. Its call quality is also very good. Beyond these, manual control switches are few. I guess I'm a bit picky after having a top of the line, luxury 7 series and a fun convertible 3 series.
At the same time it's no so physically bulky as large sedans, and easier to maneuver in tight spaces or park. While it didn't a have long list of unusual repairs, it had some things that had to be done prematurely i. . Although we had a lot of fun pushing this car around hard corners on mountain roads, the steering has a somewhat suburban feel. The navigation system offers detailed information about each traffic incident or slowdown. You almost feel invincible when driving the car and the faster you go, the better it responds. Emissions ratings aren't yet available for this car.
Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. The twin-turbo 535i, formerly the 530i, is the quickest six-cylinder 5 Series car ever. The 550i with its V8 engine appeals to those who put a premium on straight-line acceleration and turbine smoothness. The gate also has a soft-close feature. I highly recommend this car even if you purchase certified pre-owned as I did. This car has just about everything you could ask for in a luxury sedan, including the features, comfort and convenience of full-size luxury models, the sporting character of smaller ones, and a good compromise between interior space and physical bulk. The 550i remains the top of the 5 Series lineup, with a 360-hp V-8 engine that gets the sedan to 60 mph in 5.
From a functional view point, it's an effective design. Steering and handling are great and make the car that much more fun to drive. On the 5 Series at least, the curvy front-end, flat sides and high rear deck stand out less than they once did. As of today's date May 1st 2019 I have no paperwork for this transaction. But it helps give a more sporty feeling.
You can use the automatic transmission's manual function for more assertive shifting, but even that wasn't impressive. As for the stereo, we were very impressed with its audio quality--which isn't surprising as we had the optional Logic7 system, which uses 11 speakers and two subwoofers. Data Unavailable Third Leg Room in. Click for enlarged image The interior of the E60 is alot more plush and comfy thanks to the seats compared to the E39, but as far as the actual design of the dash goes… well, for one, the center dash area is no longer driver-focused, which is disappointing. The E60 comes with proper cupholders at the front that pop out of the dash.