Torque is also a healthy 450 lb. Under the Hood The 528i has a 240-horsepower, 3. The recall began December 2016. Navigation includes traffic, detailed 3D maps, and satellite maps. Integrated into this screen image are lines that show the angle of travel, which bend as the wheel input is changed, indicating where the vehicle will end up.
After all, the old-tech 5. For comparison, the 2011 automatic trumped the significantly lighter last-gen 550i by 0. It includes Active Roll Stabilization, which attempts to actively counter body roll, as well as an adaptive suspension and customizable settings for both the drivetrain and suspension. With the Gran Turismo now in the U. My drive to Louisville took nine hours; I tend to do it in a straight run, stopping only for fuel. Vehicle Overview Redesigned for 2011, the sixth-generation 5 Series offers a longer wheelbase, better fuel efficiency and more conventional styling than its predecessor.
After spending time behind the wheel of the car, I come down in the camp of the former. Be that as it may, the 5 series is actually the bread and butter for the Munich-based automaker. Adaptive xenon headlights are optional on the 528i and standard elsewhere. Brakes are also larger on the new car—with front and rear disc diameters of 13. Turn after turn, the transmission's Sport mode refused to get aggressive, keeping the gears in midrange. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels go on the 528i; the 535i and 550i get 18s. Doing so is effortless thanks to two separate trunk latches.
The Car - I bought the xdrive with Dynamic Handling, Winter, Sound, Driver assits, Sport and conv packages. It gives me the legroom of a 7 series and head room of an X5. Inside, there's much to the cabin that echoes the new 7. Then, once the car has reached the end of the bend, xDrive will return to its basic setting in the interest of optimum traction. I have the Grey with brown leather and it is very nice.
Up front, the car's signature kidney grilles sit lower and lean more forward. In the case of the navigation directions, a straight arrow with a number under it indicates the next change, and it then shows the new direction with a left or right arrow and a descending number as you approach — dead simple and efficient. You do have an ace in the hole if neighbours start pointing the finger at you. Press release after the jump. For power, this 5 Series featured a 4.
The double-jointed back hatch, though an interesting tech achievement, seems a little over-designed, like using an aircraft carrier to launch homing pigeons. Though it carries the 5 Series name, this model shares as much with the larger 7 Series, so many of its measurements, including all seating dimensions, differ from those of the 5 Series sedan. With no paddles on the steering wheel, you'll need to tap the shifter for manual gear changes. During our week with the car, AutoGuide staffers recorded an average of 18-mpg. Letting the engine speed run up to 6,000rpms, we got to use all of the turbocharged engine's available power.
Integral Active Steering varies the steering angle of the rear wheels as well as the fronts. Green and powerful — excellent. First, it was programmed with 2010 software instead of 2011, and I had to find hat out myself. The affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts. There are, however, a few problems, like the jerky drive and atrocious fuel economy. Both have eight-speed automatic transmissions. What I particularly liked about this one is the simplicity of the information.
The 21-30 miles to gallon isn't anything to not brag about either. When pushing the car, though, we find that the lack of feedback leaves one guessing the precise amount of input needed to control the vehicle. We had previously seen the cluster of buildings in downtown San Francisco rendered with video game quality. Glad your truck suffered no damage. And the available driver aids, such as night vision and around-view cameras, put it over the top. In each environment, the 3D features helped navigation, with landmark buildings easily recognizable in the city and the image of falling or rising terrain proving useful in the mountains.
On the freeway, it was very nice, and we could see driving for many hours on a road trip in perfect comfort, except the poor gas mileage would rapidly drain our wallets. When it hits dealerships, the 5 Series will come as a rear-wheel-drive sedan; expect all-wheel-drive variants and eventually a high-performance M5 to follow. Its as spacious as the X5 yet drives like a 5 series. The audio system includes a decent selection of sources and sounds very good. Body motions are limited, with noticeable roll-stiffness distinctions through the three suspension presets; grip is respectable, at 0. In this process xDrive follows the steering angle determined by the driver, shifting the distribution of drive power to the rear axle even under stable driving conditions in a bend, with up to 80 per cent of the drive power going to the rear wheels whenever necessary.
The transmission is made by the 8-speeds automatic gearbox. The map gets crowded with 3D renderings of buildings in downtown San Francisco. The vehicle had issues from the start. In its power and performance characteristics, the engine stands out in particular through its ongoing surge of power starting from low engine speeds and converted into superior driving dynamics even more precisely by the xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The Bad Fuel economy is bad enough that the 550i Gran Turismo gets saddled with the gas guzzler tax. We mentioned the 3D maps in the navigation system. Optional adaptive cruise control, meanwhile, now includes full stop-and-go capabilities to manage heavy traffic.