It's as if the converse is true today. That car also posted 0—60-mph acceleration of 5 sec. After spending time behind the wheel of the car, I come down in the camp of the former. Critics believe something has been lost as the car has grown larger and heavier, but this mission creep, moving up the size and luxury scale, seems inevitable as the 7 Series has also grown larger, more expensive and exclusive. Much of this added girth comes from more equipment and a more complex powerplant. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. This acknowledgement constitutes my written consent to receive such communications.
This is also the impetus behind its new, larger package. So we approached the F10 5 Series with optimism and apprehension. The system offers unique qualities such as intelligent all-wheel drive by spreading drive power through a power divider with an electronically controlled multiple-plate clutch as required and in precise dosage to the axle and wheels with optimum grip on the road in each situation. All maintenance is up to date and car has brand new fuel injectors spark plugs and coils Replaced in January 2019. Unlike too many driver-controlled adaptive damping systems, the 550i's transmits noticeable changes in road surface harshness as you cycle through the four settings. This suspension approach is similar to that used on the 7.
The 528i, 535i xDrive and 550i xDrive only come with the automatic. Powertrains and Performance The entry-level 528i comes with a 3. Servotronic, or active steering, is back on the F10 5 Series, though now it's an electronic power steering assist, a first for a car in this segment, according to. The 550i has a turbocharged 4. The Audi A8 flagship and Nissan Leaf electric vehicle are the other two finalists for the 2011 World Car of the Year. This output equates to some quick numbers: 0—60 mph comes up in 5. The F10 5 Series is essentially a shorter version of the 7 Series, though the 5 Series remains one of the few cars in its class still available with a manual transmission, negligible as its take rate may be.
Power outlets in the front passenger foot well, front center console storage compartment, rear center console and in the trunk ensures you can plug in just about anywhere. The prize for the biggest punch goes to the 550i; this year it gets the same 400-hp 4. Weight is also up significantly, about 400 lb. Replacing the outgoing E60-generation 2003-2010 , the new platform F10 is a shortened version of that used for the bigger, more posh 7 series F01. The layout is quite similar to that of the 7 Series, with a center display screen and a configurable display in the gauge cluster.
And yet, while times and tastes change, the spirited nature of the 5 still manages to come through in the responsive handling and precise action of its 6-speed manual. There's nothing particularly fancy going on, but the overall look of the dash is clean thanks to the standard iDrive interface that eliminates the need for a gaggle of buttons. Car has a Clean Title. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry in wet conditions and automatically snugging the brake pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. I failed to remember this price decrease so I basically overpaid for this car. While the new 550i doesn't possess the same grip on the skidpad as the previous car, it was quicker through the slalom at 66.
Tires are in very good condition and have plenty of tread left. We're more taken with the Adaptive Drive. But in fact I just left the facility. I'm stuck with 16k and it's only worth about 7k on Kelly Blue Book. All-wheel drive is not available currently but will return later in the model year. Black Dakota leather, dark Anthracite wood trim and brushed aluminum accents give the interior a sporty and classy feel. Please call or text for more information.
Brakes are also larger on the new car—with front and rear disc diameters of 13. The wagon model has been discontinued. However, when the road tightens up, the car's larger size and 2-ton curb weight can make it seem a bit bulky, especially if you're driving a 5 without the adaptive suspension and steering. The wagon model has been discontinued. Taken as a whole, a lot of good things have happened for the latest 5 Series. The steering feel isn't as lively as what you'll get out of, say, a 3 Series, but the new electric-assist rack is still precise.
As a result, xDrive enhances driving stability also in dynamic bends by recognising even the slightest tendency to over- or understeer at an early point in time, taking appropriate counter-action right away. Gas mileage is great for the amount of car and power. The car has been very reliable except it uses about a quart of oil every 3000-5000 miles. All-wheel-drive versions of the 535i and 550i drop by about 1 mpg across the board. It combines the essential features of a Prestige Sedan, a modern Sports Activity Vehicle and a classic Gran Turismo with one another in a truly unique manner. Radar searches for a sufficiently large parallel space and then turns the steering wheel for you as you back in The Ultimate Driver's License Road Test Machine? The 535i is equipped in a similar fashion but includes 18-inch wheels and adaptive xenon headlights. The sweeping dash features a main instrument cluster with analog gauges flanked on the right by a center control screen with the functions accessed through the iDrive knob on the center console.
For fans of previous 5 models, the high cowl, multiple interfaces and luxurious appointments make the car feel as if it's a 7 Series Lite. The 528i comes standard with 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof and power and heated side mirrors. The car just seemed bigger, heavier, and more complex. The iDrive system is no longer a major hindrance as the control knob is more intuitive thanks to the mode and navigation buttons that surround it. On tight roads especially, the car's larger size and 2-ton curb weight can seem a bit too much for a midsize sedan. This aside, however, the latest 5 is utterly brilliant.