It was already a comfortable, capable and highly dynamic machine. The 530xi has generous footroom under the front seats, and the backs of the front buckets have knee-friendly contours in them. But i love it My car has now 399. Had to deal with electronic glitches here and there tire sensors, oil level sensors, etc and the transmission is somehow brutal when accelerating from a red light. The owner Aaron was informative and knowledgeable too. Also experience problems at idle, irregular rpms.
Traced to chafed wiring above the headliner due to wiring movement as the liftgate moves up and down. Supportive seating is provided in both the front and rear, and even adults won't mind sitting in the backseat. Car had to be towed to the dealer. These are autobahn cruisers and built to be driven and they are much more comfortable and well optioned than American cars. A spring-loaded, hinged cover swings back to reveal the Latch connector behind. We got ours with 54,000 miles and it runs like a top.
By now you know that it is a great car. Please take a quick U-turn back to our , clearing your cookies in the process. The Dakota leather is awesome and the heated steering wheel is great on cold mornings. The mileage is about 18 in town and 25 highway. Sorry, we've taken a wrong turn.
My husband hated the idea of owning a station wagon but he likes this one, it is beautiful, probably one of the best looking station wagons available today. I spotted it several months ago at an auto show and was intrigued by some of its innovative family friendly features. The auto trans is very nice and the Sport mode is great. As in the 7 Series, the multifunction iDrive interface integrates the audio, climate and navigation systems, but basic functions can be accomplished without going through iDrive. There is hill descent control. The interior is very quiet not as quiet as Lexus cars and it rides very smoothly.
I love it, although I have had one issue regarding one of the ignition coils which broke on Christmas Eve morning. Please return to the previous page to try again or contact if you feel that you have received this message in error. We just took it for a long trip 800 miles round trip to visit our family and the road trip was a joy. Build and materials quality is outstanding. It's a seriously expensive computer driven control unit that sits on top of the transmission.
Finally changed left anti roll bar link resolving problem. So, I'll move onto what I think could be improved. The inline 6 design is rock solid and proven. Both Hill-Start Assist and Hill Descent Control are standard with xDrive, in case your extra-steep driveway ever gets slippery. The iDrive system is simple to use if you take the time to read the manual for more than 2 minutes and set up the car the way you like before trying to drive it down the road while looking through the menus and attempting to avoid rear ending people at every stop light. This means the car can keep moving even if only one wheel has traction.
In order to deliver the best possible user experience sites on the carsales network require scripting to be enabled. The sound and thrust are more urgent, too. I have also been getting close to 27 miles per gallon on the highway. A self-leveling rear air suspension helps keep loads of over 1300 pounds on an even keel. The 545i has been replaced by the 550i, which features a 360-horsepower, 4.
Panoramic Sliding Roof: Great feature, but wind noise over 30mph is out of control. Stay away from the run-flats and change your oil more often than the recommended 12,000 miles and the car will probably run forever. Paying for labor at dealerships is where most people begin to lose value with these cars not that a qualified technician isn't worth it if you don't know what you're doing or have trouble. And my mpg was only 1 mpg under my son's subaru! Little details with the car have been the nicest surprise. Equipped with the V8, this is a true enthusiast's sedan that will outpace many sports cars. Accelerate that one through a turn, and understeer can be managed only by braking an inside wheel.
There are drawbacks to the car as well iDrive is a little clunky with no Bluetooth streaming for 06', all-wheel drive changes the steering feel a little, and it takes a bit to learn the controls by feel as cruise control and the blinkers are right next to each other on the left side of the column. A magnesium-intensive engine block with aluminum surrounding the water jacket and cylinders helps trim 24 percent off the weight of its aluminum predecessor. This June, 's 5 Series gets three major enhancements--and none of them is controversial: the high-tech 3. Our Sport Wagon was a hoot to drive on the frozen rivers and roadways of northern Finland. I have not had it repaired.
The versatile wagon body style is also back in the lineup this year, as is an all-wheel-drive system dubbed xDrive. The moon roof is huge and a great feature. Both interior is still superior than anything at that price now. The passenger mirror rotates down to the curb for you in reverse, to aid in parallel parking. If the iDrive does go bad, do you want to be able to turn the heat on and adjust the volume on the radio? Idrive: My system gets stuck at times and I have to re-select functions.