2011 BMW 5-Series 528I Sedan Edition

2011 BMW 5-Series 528I Sedan Edition Review :

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All new for this year, the 2011 BMW 5 series has been redesigned inside and out and features new styling, handling, and performance. This executive 5-passenger sedan comes with your choice of powertrains including a 3.0-liter 240 hp I6, 3.0-liter 300 hp Turbo I6, or 4.4-liter 400 hp Twin-Turbo V8 which can be linked to a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission depending on configuration. With the V8, this equates to sub 5-second 0-60 times while achieving up to 5 percent better fuel economy than previous models. A stiffened chassis structure, revised i-drive system, parking assist feature, and many more enhanced luxury and technology offerings make the BMW 5 series an ever-present benchmark in the midsize luxury sport sedan segment. Strong competitors are the Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, and Cadillac CTS.

Benefits of Driving a 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan
The 5-Series lineup of models offers athletic and surefooted sedans that also offer a surprising level of comfort inside. Technology is also a strong point in the 5-Series, with performance and safety standouts such as Active Steering, Active Roll Stabilization and a night vision system. The 5-series Grand Turismo Wagon is a very fashionable and fun-to-drive alternative to a sport-utility vehicle.

What's new for 2011?
For 2011, BMW's 5-series has been given a complete redesign. Now in its sixth generation, the car is slightly longer and wider, up by 2.3 inches and a half inch, respectively, while the car's styling is much more conservative than the previous generation. The engine lineup has been changed as well; the 535i's 3.0L 6-cylinder dropped to a single turbo but now makes 306 horsepower, and the 550i receives the 7-series' twin-turbo V8, which produces 407 horsepower.

Model Strengths
* Athletic handling
* superior ride quality
* understated styling
* powerful and refined engines
* impressive high-tech features

Model Review
All new for 2011, the 5-Series is offered with three different engines-designated by the models 528, 535 and 550. A 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine is standard on 528 models; 535 models get a turbocharged 3.0-liter six. A twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine making 407 horsepower equips the 550. All three models will ultimately be offered with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, although initially, rear-wheel drive will be the only option. Each of the models comes with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but a new 8-speed automatic transmission with taller overdrive gears aimed at offering higher fuel economy is optional. The new 5-Series also includes BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system, which charges the battery when the car is decelerating or braking, rather than running the alternator all the time.
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2011 BMW 5-Series 528I Sedan2011 BMW 5-Series 528I Sedan Front Side
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2011 BMW 5-Series 528I Sedan Edition Specification :
Performance :
* Engine: 3.0L in-line6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
* Premium unleaded fuel
* Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 21 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, 25 MPG combined and 460 mi. range
* Gasoline direct fuel injection
* 18.4-gallon fuel tank
* Power(SAE): 240 hp @ 6,600 rpm; 230 ft lb of torque @ 2,600 rpm

Handling :
* Brake assist system
* Cornering brake control
* Ventilated four-wheel disc brakes
* Electronic brake distribution
* Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
* Immobilizer
* Stability control
* Independent front wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Exterior :
* Body-color front and rear bumpers
* Day time running lights
* Driver and passenger power, heated ,body-color door mirrors, passenger power, heated ,body-color door mirrors
* Exterior dimensions: 193.1 in. overall length, 73.2 in. overall width, 57.6 in. overall height, 116.9 in. wheelbase, 63.0 in. front track, 64.1 in. rear track and 39.2 ft. curb-to-curb turning circle
* Front fog lights
* Halogen headlights with projector beam lenses
* Luxury trim: alloy & leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on doors and wood/woodgrain on dashboard
* Black paint
* Rear window defroster
* Remote glass sunroof
* Curb weight: lbs
* Intermittent windshield wipers

Interior :
* Cargo area, front and rear 12V power outlet(s)
* Dual-zone fully-automatic climate control
* Diversity antenna
* Anti-theft protection includes: interior monitoring and anti-lift
* Front and rear ashtray
* Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format) ; includes RDS , digital radio
* Cargo capacity: 14.0 cu. ft. all seats in place
* Cigar lighter in front seats
* Trip computer: includes average speed, average fuel economy, current fuel economy and range for remaining fuel
* Cruise control
* Front cup holders
* Outside air temperature indicator
* Floor mats
* Intelligent driver front airbag, intelligent passenger front airbag with occupant sensors and occupant switch off
* Six 12-way power bucket driver seat, six 12-way power bucket front passenger seat:
* Front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
* Front seat center armrest
* Two active height-adjustable, electrically-adjustable front head restraints, three height-adjustable rear seats head restraints
* Headlight control with dusk sensor
* Heated washer
* Interior dimensions: 40.5 in. front headroom, 38.3 in. rear headroom, 41.4 in. front leg room, 36.1 in. rear leg room, 58.3 in. front shoulder room and 56.2 in. rear shoulder room
* Low tire pressure indicator
* Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position and steering wheel position
* Remote power locks , includes power windows and speed sensing
* Vehicle speed-proportional power steering
* Power windows, express driver and passenger
* Front and rear reading lights
* Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
* Rear seat center armrest
* Rear view mirror
* Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
* Remote control trunk/hatch release
* Front and rear curtain airbag
* Vinyl upholstery
* Seating: five passengers
* Service interval indicator
* Front side airbag
* Smart card/smart key; manual includes central locking ; includes memory seat
* Twelve speakers
* Leather-trimmed, tilt/ telescoping steering wheel
* Tachometer
* BMW Assist telematics
* Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
* Ventilation system with micro filter, automatic recirculation and active carbon filter
* Voice activating system for radio and phone

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