As in all 5 Series cars, top speed is electronically controlled at 150 mph. This was at its worst at low engine speeds. Rear passengers won't be as happy, as legroom is minimal. The interior was significantly revised. The final design, developed by Davide Arcangeli d. Heated front seats as a stand-alone option. Safety The 5 Series comes with side-impact airbags for the front seats and optional side-impact airbags for the backseat.
The system can also be turned off via a switch on the multi-function steering wheel or in the iDrive menu. Cover can also be removed from vehicle. The standard iDrive system has a 6. While every editor would prefer to sample the auto, our attention shifted to the 550i's real strengths and weaknesses. The active antiroll bars are obviously at work here, keeping the 535i remarkably flat and neutral. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site.
Eventually, understeer sets in, but dramatic photo-friendly oversteer is just a toe-tap away. When engine over-run is recognised, the Intelligent Alternator engages and powers up the battery to 100 per cent with what would have been lost energy. There are also all-wheel-drive versions of both these models, named 528xi and 535xi, respectively. Most notable, the Sequential Manual Gearbox has been discontinued, effectively replaced by the new Sport Automatic that arrives later in the year. You can also you rate. That beats a Hemi-powered Dodge Charger by a good half-second.
However changes were made to the steering column, footrest, door trims, door latch, airbags and electronic software and the car was retested achieving its four-star rating. Depending upon how perfectly the engine is running at any time, control interpolates between the two strategies. There are over 1,000 radio stations nationwide that currently offer high-definition broadcasts. Features Like many luxury cars in today's market, detailing every feature in the 5 Series would bore most shoppers, but there are some interesting features to note in the 2008 models. Piezo crystal injectors that deliver a precise amount of fuel mixture, exactly when required, offer a significant increase in performance and economy.
On automatic transmission models, a shifter replaced the mechanical version and shift paddles were available for the first time on a 5 Series model outside of the M5. Consequence Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. What's different are some very slight exterior modifications, updated engines — including one entirely new power plant — and more standard and optional comfort features. Cars++ appreciates feedback concerning the correctness of the. Turbocharging is a familiar form of increasing the performance of combustion engines — it has been around in various forms for 100 years. The sedan was launched on July 5, 2003 in Europe and in October 2003 in North America. But the cylinder is a much hotter, higher pressure place than the intake port and poses big hurdles for the fuel injectors and the optimization of just how, when and how much fuel is squirted in.
The lead designer was Boyke Boyer. Especially with an automatic transmission, unless the driver consciously eases off on the brake pedal, a jerk can occur as the vehicle comes to a stop. Wheels described for 528i and 535i Sedans are available on 528xi Sedan, 535xi Sedan and 535xi Sports Wagon as stand-alone options in combination with the Sport Package. Briefly holds the vehicle when the brakes are released while stopped facing uphill. Instead of simply being fully on or off, application and release of these valves are now modulated. A further advantage to torque and fuel consumption is the cooling effect of fuel being injected into the hot combustion chambers. Optional wheels on the 535xi Sports Wagon are 18 x 8.
Light Poplar wood interior trim. Leather upholstery — though included in the Premium Package, also available as a stand-alone options. As standard they included an intercom system and panic alarm. Xenon Adaptive headlights with auto-leveling and low-speed cornering lights. Most of the changes don't radically alter this luxury sedan's place in the market, and they likely won't do enough to draw in the uninitiated.
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. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. With new twin-turbo engine, the 535xi Sport Wagon becomes the quickest 5 Series wagon ever offered in the U. Use of this feature requires a customer-provided compatible Bluetooth® mobile phone. The bore has been reduced from 85. Most folks will need to circle the car very slowly to see the changes hint: check out the head- and taillights.
Archived from on 2 October 2017. A camera mounted on the windshield near the rearview mirror monitors lane position at all times at highway speeds. Better dial up the dentist. Archived from on 8 June 2003. In addition to the magnesium construction, other weight-saving materials include hollow camshafts, saving a remarkable 2. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. It keeps the brakes engaged when you're stopped on an incline so that in the time between your foot leaving the brake pedal and hitting the gas, the car won't roll backward.