Test drivers think the base 528i has plenty of power, and they say the 535i offers a nice compromise between strong acceleration and good fuel economy. In my humble opinion, Ali is the standard for other dealers to work from, I will absolutely refer my friends and family to this dealer! This reduces the net amount of time that the engine must drive the alternator producing charge. In the latest one, you compared its consumption with a hybrid. They will provide responsive performance in accident avoidance maneuvers. It is too bad because your readers deserve an objective and professional analysis. Six different two-tone interior color schemes are available, and standard Dakota leather can be replaced by optional, more luxuriant Nappa leather. We found the car felt much quicker above 100 mph if we manually shifted the eight-speed auto—the only transmission available in the 528i—well before redline, keeping the engine comfortably on its torque plateau.
As for the 550i model's 4. Our observed mileage with many such engines has suggested that potential fuel savings are being overstated, but in fairness, making maximum horsepower takes fuel regardless of the displacement. In spite of its autobahn deficiencies, the 528i works fine as a daily-use luxury cruiser for shoppers on a budget. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. The turbocharged inline-six has, of course, its fans, while the 4. Glowing tan and matte black contrast handsomely on the dashboard, these surfaces punctuated by elegant swatches of exotic wood.
The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. When we drove the Z4 with this engine, we noted no letup in the power delivery. Additionally, all-wheel drive is available in all 5 Series models. All three had exceptional poise and pace, and some interesting surprises. The good news is that the 5 Series is blessed with a smooth, absorbent ride quality. Other standard features include a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and Bluetooth. A seven-speed automated manual transmission and six-speed manual are available.
Why would anyone compare its consumption with a hybrid? I was told over the phone that the car that I was interested in was still available, but once I got there another dealer personnel informed me that the car was actually sold the day before. The larger Gran Turismo uses 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines. It's certainly no M5, but the turbo-four's low-end torque allows it to pull out of a corner with a bit of authority when the need arises. Large cars with small engines don't have the greatest reputation. Most auto journalists agreed that the 2012 5-Series is a sporty car capable of cornering with agility. The front seats are supportive and grippy, with unobtrusive but firm side bolstering.
This gets to the heart of the 528i's main claim that it can successfully juggle the two. You have to experience it to believe it. Went into the office and they pointed to a loan truck and said over there, thanks for coming in and dismissed us! Playing curling with a as the shiny stone isn't cool, even if the kids in the back think slowly gliding sideways across the road is really neat. Head-up display delivers vehicle speed and other data without requiring a glance away from the road ahead. That these roomy sedans also provide safe, sumptuous family transportation qualify them as a highly desirable mid-size entries. Turned out to be a buggy trunk switch.
The entry-level 528i is blessed with a surprising amount of urge 0—60 in 6. It provides a firm but smooth ride and nicely isolates the occupants from wind, road, and tire noise. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. In this case, the number is about 7000 miles. However, Americans have been historically reluctant to spend big bucks on small powerplants.
Yet you get 25 mpg in the bargain. Cue an impromptu experiment: On the way to work one morning, I veered away from my usual 405 freeway death march and spent the next 96 minutes meandering up the alternate coast route, halting 68 times for lights in the process. It arrives in the summer of 2012 as a 2013 model. Throw it at a few curves and it handles its size nicely, gripping evenly and controlling body motion well. While the 550i is the obvious choice for real speed, the 528i's strong handling, fine fuel mileage, adequate acceleration and attractive base price will attract many, including us.
Of course, the 535i model's 300-hp inline-6 is mighty seductive if you sample it, and the 535d model's turbodiesel six might even be more satisfying with its massive torque. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan also has a larger trunk than the 5-Series sedan. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. The steering wheel contains 12 fingertip adjustments for audio, phone and adaptive cruise control. With 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, acceleration is up by 5 percent, while efficiency is some 20 percent better than its predecessor.
The 535i offers a power-closing feature to solve this. In addition, active roll stabilization curtails body roll in hard cornering, giving the driver heightened command. A red light, though, doesn't necessarily mean the engine stops; you must be still for 2 seconds first, and often the cars ahead minutely creep forward much too often to actually allow that. And telling the tale of your tenure here are the voices of your long-term updates, each focused on some notable quirk or quality. After arriving to the dealership, I realized I was lured there on false pretenses. We first encountered the quad-pot in the , where we loved it, finding it an appropriate match for a small roadster. Other Cars to Consider Auto journalists were impressed with the ' spacious rear seats and high-quality, quiet interior.