They incorporate minor exterior changes, enhancements to the interior and a important energy improve for six-tube models. . The base engine gets a more modest increase of 15 horsepower and 15 pound-feet, while the V8 remains essentially unchanged. Interior surfaces are finished in tan and black Dakota leather, which shows mild signs of use commensurate with mileage. Whichever powerplant you might choose, response, feel and feedback from all the systems — steering, suspension, brakes — are exceptional as expected.
A fluid change and detailed inspection were recently performed by the selling dealer. 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. Changes for 2008 represent the most crucial model-year update since the current 5 Series was released in 2003. Driving It Sandwiched between a positively turbine-like V8 and a base six-cylinder that's strong enough for more drivers than will buy it, the 5 Series' new twin-turbo six-cylinder is the bread and butter of the model's powertrain lineup. Condition of burl wood, black plastic trim, and aluminum accents is shown in close-up photos. Irrespective of engine sizing or products level, the 5 Series series offers vibrant acceleration, precise handling, and exceptional braking systems.
We especially like the sport version of the new faster-shifting automatic, which includes paddle shifters and rev matching for smooth downshifts. The softer Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 are still sportier than ever, while the latest Infiniti M is the stiffest competition the 5 Series has faced yet — from a performance standpoint, anyway. Rear-seat room and trunk space are on par for the segment. Anchored by the 528i, 535i and 550i sedans, the lineup also includes the all-wheel-drive 528xi and 535xi sedans plus a 535xi wagon. Even the base 528i features spirited performance, with respectable energy economy to lower operating expenses. 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. New for this year, the system will slow the car to a complete stop, enabling use in stop-and-go traffic.
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. Behind the heated leather multifunction wheel, instrumentation includes a 160 mph speedometer as well as a digital odometer showing just under 105k miles. For 2008, the lineup gets a mild makeover that includes revised front and rear fascias, reworked headlights and taillights, plus new wheel designs. The 2016 service also included a suspension and steering overhaul with new Bilstein and Koni struts, strut mounts, control arms, tie rods, and a replacement ball joint. Finished in Deep Green Metallic over tan leather, the car was acquired in 2017 by the selling dealer and shows just under 105k miles. Unique to the 535ix Sport Wagon are a dual-panel panoramic sunroof and a power liftgate.
The Carfax report shows two owners prior to the selling dealer and indicates no accidents, thefts, or other issues. Veniam fugiat voluptate mollit laboris quis sunt aliquip. Sit duis incididunt Lorem incididunt et anim. Other highlights include unique wheels and 20-way adjustable seats. Slight dampness is noted at the oil pan, though the car is otherwise free of leaks according to the seller. The 525i effectively becomes the 528i, while the 530i becomes the 535i. A six-speed manual transmission is standard across the line, but a new quicker-shifting six-speed automatic is a no-charge option.
The 300-hp 6-cylinder in the 535i complements some V8s, whilst the V8-powered 550i offers the true high performance by any meaning. This mid-size deluxe sedan remains to be a true sports sedan in any of its different versions, which includes the 535xi wagon and other models equipped with the all-time push. The 535i and 550i models offer a Sport version of the automatic transmission with paddle shifters and rev-matching downshifts. The bustle-back trunk, sharp-creased edges and cat's-eye headlights that caused such a stir when the model was introduced for the 2004 model year have helped the current-generation 5 Series become the best-selling iteration yet. Mild cosmetic modifications and reliability upgrades were made by the previous enthusiast owner and the seller, and a 2016 service included major steering, suspension, and other work as detailed below.
Custom window shades are provided for the rear cargo area, which also retains a retractable cargo cover and safety net. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox with variable torque splitting. Culpa deserunt eu in voluptate cupidatat enim occaecat in est officia aliquip do irure excepteur. Feel free to pick whichever engine you like, as there isn't a bad choice among them. The dual-turbo 535i, earlier the 530i, is the fastest six-cylinder 5 Series car ever. Officia nostrud nulla veniam eiusmod irure Lorem est occaecat. This car has just about everything you could require in a luxury sedan, such as the features, comfort, and ease of full-size luxury models, the showing off the character of more compact types, and a good effect in between interior place and actual large.
The disappointing Sequential Manual Gearbox previously offered on the 550i is no longer available. The new 528i, previously the 525i, is the most effective entrance-levels 5 Series to date. Enim enim adipisicing voluptate aliqua consectetur tempor non non in. As it's quietly grown into a living legend, the continuing success of the performance-oriented 5 Series has helped to invigorate the entire category in which it competes. The minimal-production M5 can out-accelerate, out-brake and out area some high-priced sports cars, with comfy chairs for 5. The 5 Series remains an absolutely wearing sedan that stands apart in the fiercely aggressive niche for the middle of-sized luxurious cars.