Is it as good to drive? Although nicely weighted, the schizophrenic steering is curiously twitchy and numb just off-center. Ive had mine for 75k miles bought at 80k. The base engine gets a more modest increase of 15 horsepower and 15 pound-feet, while the V8 remains essentially unchanged. Both front seats offer 10-way power adjustment with power head rests and available increases in cushion length, plus 4-way power lumbar support. The amenities are beyond what you would expect from a compact convertible.
The amenities are beyond what you would expect from a compact convertible. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 are priced similarly, while the Infiniti M can be a high-value alternative. The 535xi is only 0. Interim letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. Car stopped running with little warning. About 200 pounds over a 535i.
Equipping the 5 Series with the V8 turns it into a seriously fast sedan that will outpace many sports cars. As standard they included an intercom system and panic alarm. The strong but silky twin-turbocharged inline six that makes its debut in the 5 Series lineup for 2008 produces 45 horsepower and 80 pound-feet of torque more than the normally aspirated engine it replaces. Once engaged, the six-speed shifts smoothly but prematurely in the name of fuel economy. 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. The actual transaction price will be dependent on innumerable variables, from the dealer's inventory to the buyer's bargaining skills, so this figure is an approximation.
On the bright side, it gets good mileage for the performance. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 are priced similarly, while the Infiniti M can be a high-value alternative. Is that the sum total of three years' work for a team of crack designers? They're a mechanic shop that also sells cars. But we found ourselves flogging the wagon harder to compensate for the added bulk and ended up getting 19 mpg. The 200-pound weight saving over the more powerful 550i results in a car that feels more balanced, with a sportier feel and greater willingness to engage and conquer corners on the roads snaking down toward Death Valley's floor, 282 feet below sea level. Marginal side-crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are also not up to par for a luxury sedan.
Most likely the turbo isn't working perfectly in a vacuum. The lead designer was Boyke Boyer. Also new, after a two-year hiatus, is a 5-series wagon, which only comes with all-wheel drive and the high-output 255-hp, 3. I bought an extended warranty just in case. Last year's 215-hp 525i model has been replaced by the 230-hp 528i. Water pump also indicated failure and was replaced. Oh did I mentioned it handles exceptionally well.
But consider how the 535xi stacks up against with its 360-hp, 4. The 523i for example climbs 13bhp to 190bhp, and the 530i and 535d get 14bhp-apiece, taking them to 272bhp and 286bhp, respectively. See your dealer for details. See your dealer for details. Fortunately, it can be switched off. Those new petrol engines are staggeringly efficient: the 530i gets to 62mph in 6.
It made no noise as if it was disconnected from the engine. We especially like the sport version of the new faster-shifting automatic, which includes paddle shifters and rev matching for smooth downshifts. And see that that horizontal chrome bar running between the two foglights? The M550i xDrive model packs a 4. This has value on long freeway grinds, but it's annoying when you're clipping apexes on a favorite stretch of back road. Both trims of the Z4 received four stars for front driver and passenger impact protection. See your dealer for details. The new six-cylinder engines shared with the 3 Series offer more power than the outgoing units, especially the 300-hp 535i that exhibits virtually no turbo lag.
The 530xi has generous footroom under the front seats, and the backs of the front buckets have knee-friendly contours in them. At one stop, we put the car in park, and on startup, it refused to be put into gear. If you can do the work yourself this car is no more expensive than most others. Though capable of getting from 0-60 miles per hour in a mere 6. With the front tires splitting the work, the 535xi pulls itself out of corners steadily. No leaks on floor of garage. All three engines come standard with a six-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic is a no-cost option.
A 6-speed manual transmission is standard. Some of the more notable changes for 2008 include a revised center console with a new electronic shifter, more intuitively positioned window switches and a mostly subtle increase in overall refinement. All registered in England and Wales. See your dealer for details. The 5 Series gets a mid-life makeover for the 2008 model year that includes freshened front and rear styling, a revised interior, more technology and a new engine lineup highlighted by a 300-horsepower, twin-turbo powerplant. Front and rear anti-roll stabilizer bars and twin-tube gas shocks improve performance and ride comfort. I thought I was doing the right thing by buying the vehicle straight up.