In our view, the lines make for a compact package, and that may be part of the problem. Coupe and convertible windshields are slanted 2 degrees more than the sedan's. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters. They work better than those in most European cars. Safety Antilock brakes, traction control, side-impact airbags and front-seat side curtain-type airbags in closed models are standard. Interior Sedans, coupes and wagons hold up to five occupants, while the convertible is a four-seater.
Our car was equipped with the standard cruise control and we found it worked very well, precise and sophisticated. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers. New Car Test Drive correspondent J. We drove a 530i on a crystal-clear fall day along fast, two-lane roads tracking the Hudson Valley through upstate New York. The lead designer was Boyke Boyer. The idea is to inform drivers in cars following the 5 Series that it's stopping quickly.
To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc. Ask your local dealer about specific details. Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights are available either alone or with an adaptive feature that steers the headlights into oncoming curves. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. All 325 models have a 107. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-831-1117 -.
New front ends for the 325Ci coupe and convertible feature lighting units that sweep upward as they wrap around the bodysides. Roadside Assistance: The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car. The heating and cooling system has a sophisticated humidity control system. The 525i and 530i come standard with leatherette upholstery. The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Pulling an empty parking space is as quick a swoop on the steering wheel. At best, it's difficult to master.
Weaving through the cones is less work with Active Steering, requiring less sawing at the wheel and fewer corrections. The M5 model was introduced in 2005 and is powered by the S85 V10 engine. There's a price for this responsiveness, and it's most obvious traveling at high speeds on an Interstate. But on a tight slalom course, we found that a 530i with Active Steering is more responsive than one without it. As expected, straight-line performance has worsened: 0-to-60 mph happens in 7. Once you understand it, iDrive begins to feel like second nature, but it takes some effort to learn. Wood interior trim is now standard, and aluminum trim is offered as a no-cost option.
The 5 Series is cast in the 7 Series mold, with a curvy front end, flat flanks with minimal embellishment and a high, flat rear deck with wraparound taillights. To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc. Special Financing Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. The base system used a 6. All 325 models have a 107. Mechanically, the 5 Series gained the new engines and transmissions from the.
Transferable Warranty When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. We think the design of the 5 seems a bit more cohesive than that of the 7. Meanwhile, the 325 gets enhanced equipment and options for the 2005 model year. Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle. The sedan was launched on July 5, 2003 in Europe and in October 2003 in North America.
There are vents below the screen and on either side off the steering column that move an impressive quantity of air with minimal fan noise. Even though there is a typical automatic-transmission lever, you must apply the brakes to start the vehicle and to shift out of park or, below 5 mph, to shift out of neutral-causing annoyance while trying to emerge from a carwash. The E60 was replaced by the in 2010. The front airbags deploy with less force in low-speed impacts. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. But the feel with Active Steering is different.