The biggest news for 2014 is the 535d, available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive xDrive models, which uses a turbocharged, 3. Options on the lineup include active cruise control, a night vision system, a head-up display, a parking assistant and Driver Assistance packages bring lane departure warning with collision mitigation plus active blind-spot detection and multiple camera views. Climate controls and ventilation are easy to reach. A button disable this feature, but easy to mistakenly hit it on when starting the vehicle. See your dealer for details. Otherwise, the 5-Series sedans offer more comfortable, refined cabins than some other sport sedans, and the 5-Series Gran Turismo body style is a good pick for those who want a little more cargo flexibility. Steering on the 5 Series cars is electronic and uses variable ratio tuning, which makes it comfortable and stable on highways and straightaways, yet more precise and responsive around corners and for low-speed maneuvering.
A 535i sedan placed second in a recent , ranking below the 350 F Sport and above the 3. In the 5 Series, the iDrive system consists of a wide screen in the center of the dashboard and a dial-shaped controller on the center console. Even so, the 5 Series remains one of the world's pre-eminent midsize luxury sedans, and if you're shopping in the class, you'd be remiss to skip over it. The Individual Composition package not available on 528i provides many of the same cosmetic upgrades as the M Sport package. Meanwhile, the V8-powered 550i now makes 443 horsepower, up from 400 last year.
I asked how a gasket would go on a car that is only 4 years old and was told it happens. Optional safety features include the Driver Assistance Plus package, which adds an upgraded camera that shows a full picture of vehicle surroundings, blind-spot warning, a lane-departure warning and forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection. A new diesel engine is available in the 535d -- a 3. Additionally, the Premium package is available for the 528i, 535i and 535d, and includes a hands-free power trunk lid opens or closes automatically when you pass your foot under the rear bumper while holding the remote , keyless access to all doors, satellite radio and leather upholstery 528i. The surprise is how much a 4 cylinder engine can easily drive a heavy car such as the 528i.
See your dealer for details. See your dealer for details. Prices are great online but it's all bs. All-wheel drive is also available with most engines. But it takes more than brute power and a revised suspension to… Welcome to the 65th running of Motor Trend's Car of the Year award. There is flexibility and range in the modes, and that's a good thing.
In between you'll find the 302-hp 535i sedan, which remains impressively quick in its own right. The automated manual is faster, but those who like rowing through the gears old-school-style will be happy the M5 is still available in a stick. It engages quickly, just after a few seconds of idle, and will fire the ignition with just the slightest lift of the brake pedal. The 528i sedan serves as the base model and is powered by a 2. The optional night-vision system can display possible hazards in the road the driver might not see otherwise.
The car now has 45,000 on it. See your dealer for details. Most 5 Series models are equipped with all-season run-flat tires and will have slightly longer braking distances as a result. The inline-6 twin-turbocharged diesel delivers V8-like torque with significant fuel economy increases over its gasoline counterparts. Overall, iDrive is pretty easy to use thanks to straightforward menus, crisp graphics and quick processing times. In Edmunds brake testing, various 5 Series models with optional summer run-flat tires came to a stop from 60 mph in distances ranging from 110-114 feet. Step on the accelerator pedal and it delivers a massive wave of thrust that makes it ridiculously easy to pass slower motorists.
All 5-Series models include dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power heated mirrors, xenon adaptive headlamps, dynamic cruise control, navigation and other extras. Other improvements to the entire 5 Series lineup - including the Gran Turismo models - include revised front and rear styling, standard adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps and an iDrive navigation system with a tracing pad for direct character input. The performance-oriented M5 sedan is equipped with a 560-horsepower V8, available with a 6-speed manual 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. This had to be the easiest car buying experience ever for me, and I've bought a lot of cars. The eight-speed automatic and automatic stop-start are standard. One small grievance is the intrusive stop-start system equipped on all 5 Series sedans.
New Luxury and Modern equipment lines join the existing M Sport package, and each has its own interior and exterior trim combinations to help you tailor the car to your liking. The M Sport package is similar, but it adds staggered-width, double-spoke wheels; summer performance tires all-season tires remain standard on xDrive models ; a special aerodynamic body kit; aluminum interior trim; an anthracite headliner and an M Sport steering wheel. Variety, thy name is 5 Series. The 535i gets a six-cylinder engine, 18-inch wheels and leather upholstery. Handsomely flared wheel openings filled with large wheels and tires underline the car's muscularity and its rear-wheel drive layout. The 535d is equipped exactly like the 535i, only with a diesel-powered six-cylinder. The M5 Competition Package bumps horsepower up by 15 thanks to a specialized exhaust system and adds a rear M differential, more aggressive steering and suspension tuning, black chrome tailpipes and unique 20-inch wheels.