The rear gate opens electrically, with a switch on the key fob or dashboard, and swings very high for easy access to the load floor. Also when you go in for an oil change for example having a good trusted mechanic have a good look over the car and fixing any possible issues before they get worse and leave you on the street. When ordered on sedans without the all-wheel-drive xDrive, it also includes Active Roll Stabilization and Sport Suspension. Still, those high-tech add-ons have their appeal. The dealer provided zero assistance. In a luxury sedan like this, we won't miss it. New tires were filled with nitrogen vs air, offer more stability in changing climate like northeast, make sure you ask for this in the future, a few customers were at dealership complaining due to sensor issues.
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. They slow the car from high speed in sports car fashion, and they hold up under harder use than any driver is likely to dish out. With the rear seat folded forward, the 5 Series wagon can swallow up to 58. If you can find one with a manual transmission and minimal options no Nav as those have a tendency to blow out after a few years anyway , go for that one for the best long-term reliability prediction. However, those who put driving satisfaction first should put the 5 Series near the top of their test-drive list. The dash center is dominated by a large electronic screen that displays various control functions, system readouts and the navigation map or Night Vision image when the car is so equipped.
It's a super rewarding car to drive. When it comes to handling, we like the six-cylinder models, and particularly the 528i. Here is the very informative at bimmerfest. Reading through forums and the web I came upon many complaints for the same problem in which dealers stated different root causes, many solutions proposed but often problem returns. If your budget is tight, ensure you have 1k free for the random electrical gremlin that pops up.
The manufacturer was notified of the failure. Avoid the V8s too, still somewhat a mystery in terms of relability. But the car's overcomplicated controls make living with it frustrating. The 5 Series Sports Wagon is offered only with the more powerful six-cylinder and all-wheel drive. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled on several occasions without warning. The overall air of firm luxury remains, although there's a vague starkness not found in Audi or Lexus brands. The iPod integration is really fantastic! I would suggest an extended warranty as even a small report can cost a pretty-penny.
On the 5 Series at least, the curvy front-end, flat sides and high rear deck stand out less than they once did. Usually cools to uncomfortable level regardless of setting. Over time, increased resistance at the taillight electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector resulting in an intermittent or permanent loss of functionality of one or more rear lamp functions tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse. The back seat in the 5 Series makes good accomodations. The Diesel-powered xDrive35d joined the lineup for 2009. I have to pull over immediately and shut off car, wait, and re-start car.
It's hard to imagine a buyer not wanting the flexibility the folding seat offers, and the seatback can be locked to prevent access to the trunk. The 325i, 330i and 328i come with the naturally-aspirated 3. If you can get them set just right, save the position in memory, because these are some of the best seats in the business. Common problems: The engine cooling system problems are fairly common including coolant leaks and failed water pumps. The 5-series is rated 'average' and 'below average' through 2004-2010 by Consumer Reports, with the 2009 model being the worst. There are vents below the screen and on either side off the steering column that move an impressive quantity of air with minimal fan noise.
There's plenty of space for two average-size adults, three in a pinch, with all the amenities. They said they would notify me within 3-5 business days although they would try to expedite the process since I was without a car. Also, the contact added that the battery and engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. After having the car for a month driving on the highway late at night the car starting shaking and turned off on the highway. It seems more substantial than some small luxury or sport sedans, with more usable interior space. The thermal-imaging camera picked up a truck's exhaust pipe almost as far ahead as its tiny taillights were visible. A Sport Automatic is available for the 535 models and 550i, which adds paddle shifters on the steering wheel and delivers even quicker, crisper shifts in manual mode.
In the 54n engine 335i, 535i , a long crank and rough idle when started cold usually indicate a failing high pressure fuel pump. The failure and current mileage was 80,325. . Mine never did, only big thing was serpentine belt and that was 250 bux at bmw all in. The sweeping recall also extended to vehicles that had gone out of warranty, no matter how many miles were accumulated on the vehicle.
The limited-production M5 can out-accelerate, out-brake and out corner some expensive sports cars, with comfortable seating for five. Here is the connection info: Host Port Channel irc. And many of those friend of a friend, bought it cheap, which means that it was a money pit before they took ownership. Check links at the bottom of the page. Go forward with the N20 F10 528i or N55 F10 535i engines. I got white with beige interior, dark wood interior was a must as well, very classy! Side-impact protection was rated with five stars. Despite its horsepower deficit compared to the other models it's no lightweight , it's spry, and light on its feet.
The wagon E61 body style as well as all-wheel drive option were added for 2006. Marginal side-crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are also not up to par for a luxury sedan. Please report any submissions that violate our rules. The 5 Series Sports Wagons offer more load-carrying potential and versatility than the sedan. Any 5 Series is remarkably well balanced, and satisfying to own and drive.