Leather inserts in the front door panels compliment the seats. Some of model's engines received slight updates and were mated to either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-831-1117 -. We're quite happy in one. The lift gate has a soft-close feature. The power delivery flows in the same even fashion as it does in the six-cylinder engines. As such, the 5 Series is loaded with technology, and some of its systems have a dark side.
The engines in the 525i and 530i are actually the same size 3. The xenon high-intensity discharge headlights offer a brighter, more intense, more white light that appears blue when we're used to seeing halogen lights with a warmer, relatively yellow light. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. The light-on-its-feet 525i makes clean, satisfying driving without a lot of high-tech drivers aids to get in the way. The critics contend that, with the flared-nostrils look in front and the chunked-off shape of the trunk lid, the 5 Series seems almost like two halves taken from different cars. Remedy Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The 5 Series has nearly all the bells and whistles, and almost nothing to diminish the driving experience.
The 530i, 530xi and 550i models add Dakota leather upholstery, and adaptive headlights and brake lights. Active safety features include antilock brakes with Dynamic Brake Control auto-proportioning, Dynamic Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control. Soft plastics covering the dashboard and doors are handsome and rich to the touch. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The finish and quality of materials is nice. Particularly with the six-cylinder models, the manual transmission maximizes performance potential, as well as the driver's involvement.
Features on the M5 include 19-inch wheels, M-specific sport suspension, 12-way power-adjustable M sport seats in Merino leather, Alcantara headliner, automatic climate control with solar sensor, power sunroof, Xenon headlamps with washers, and tire pressure monitoring system. At the same time it's not so physically bulky as large sedans, and therefore easier to maneuver in tight spaces and to park. The more powerful six-cylinder in the 530i matches some V8s, while the 550i delivers true high performance by any definition. Power delivery in the 530i is very linear, meaning that you'll get the same response and acceleration whether the engine is turning 2500 rpm or 5000 rpm when you step on the gas. All 5-Series models come equipped with the iDrive vehicle management system, leatherette upholstery, 10-way power front seats, full power accessories with one-touch windows, heated mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers.
Yet with Active Steering, Active Roll Stabilization and an available manual transmission, the 5 Series is more obviously engineered with an emphasis on the driving. Even the base 525i boasts spirited performance, with decent fuel economy to lower operating costs. This mid-size luxury sedan remains a true sports sedan in any of its variations, including the 530ix wagon and other models equipped with all-wheel drive. Three big climate control knobs sit below the display screen, for fan speed, temperature and airflow direction. In effect, the system works something like the point-and-click operation of a computer mouse, though there is no cursor.
Off-the-line acceleration surpasses probably 70 percent of the vehicles on the road, and top speed exceeds anything you'll get away with anywhere outside a desolate Nevada desert. If you can get them just right, save the position in memory, because these are some of the best seats in the business. Car's new fascia included a revised front bumper - featuring larger intakes - a new grille and redeveloped headlamps. On the other hand, high-tech systems such as Active Steering or Active Roll Stabilization can quickly demonstrate their value, and there's nothing quite like the thrust developed when you slam the accelerator on the 550i V8. It has the features, comfort and convenience of full-size luxury sedans, the sporting character of smaller ones, and a good compromise between interior space and physical bulk. It has many cool options that I never noticed before.
Fuel mileage is also very good. The limited-production M5 can out-accelerate, out-brake and out-corner some expensive sports cars, with comfortable seating for five. The big difference, of course, lies behind the rear roof pillars and back seats, where the 5 Series Sport Wagons offer more load-carrying potential and versatility than the sedan. And the 5 Series feels smaller on the road than its dimensions suggest. From a functional view point, it's an effective design. The center dash is dominated by a large electronic screen that displays various control functions, system readouts and the navigation map or Night Vision image when the car is so equipped. The rear gate opens electrically, with a switch on the key fob or dashboard, and swings very high for easy access to the load floor.
This model also gets all-wheel drive. On the 5 Series at least, the curvy front-end, flat sides and high rear deck stand out less than they once did. The 5 Series engines were overhauled for 2006, starting with a new inline six cylinder that is the only current production engine with a magnesium alloy engine block to reduce weight. This car has just about everything you could ask for in a luxury car. New for 2007: Xenon adaptive headlights are now standard on the 530i and above.
For 2007, the 5 Series offers two new options. . It could help, if the driver following correctly interprets the increased intensity of the brake lights. In terms of interior trimmings, the newly-improved 5 Series benefited from an improved second generation iDrive system and a new gearbox knob X5-like. They're firm, but not church-pew hard like the previous-generation sport seats. Heated seats, heated steering wheel, and dual controls for the driver and passenger sides.
This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 4. The car has been exceptionally reliable without any mechanical or electrical issues. Top speed is electronically governed at the voluntary limit adopted by most German automakers: a mere 155 mph. The 5 Series Sport Wagon is offered only with a six-cylinder and all-wheel drive. All use a six-speed manual transmission, which can be optioned to a six-speed automatic in all models but the M5, which upgrades to a seven-speed.