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2008 BMW 535i Luxury Sedan

What was tested? 2008 BMW 535i ($49,400). Options: Sport package ($2,800), premium package ($2,100), smart key ($1,000), park distance control ($700), Logic 7 audio ($1,200), HD radio ($500), cold weather package ($750). Price as tested (including $775 destination charge): $59,225 Congress wants to lift America out of its economic funk by sending every taxpayer a big, fat check. Might I ... Read More »

2006 BMW 530xi Mid-Size Sport Wagon

2006 BMW 530xi Mid-Size Sport Wagon Base MSRP Range: $51,400 Base Invoice Range: $46,955 MSRP As Tested:$62,565 Versions: AWD Vehicle Category: Mid-Size Sport Wagon Engine Location:Front Engine Drive Wheels: All-Wheel Drive. Engine as Tested: 3.0-liter, Dual Overhead Cam, 24-valves, I-6,255 - horsepower at 6600 rpm and 220 lb-ft torque at 2750 rpm. Transmission: Six-speed STEPTRONIC automatic with Adaptive Transmission Control. ... Read More »

2006 BMW 5 Series Compact Luxury Sport Sedan and Wagon

BMW's line of 5-Series models grows with three new all-wheel-drive (AWD) models -- sedans labeled as 525xi and 530xi plus a sport wagon 530xi. The 530xi sport wagon also brings extra gear like Hill Descent Control (HDC) and a panorama sliding roof, with options for a head-up display and adaptive headlamps.

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2005 BMW 5 Series Premium Mid-Size Sedan

New Car Overview of the 2005 BMW 5 Series Premium Mid-Size Sedan Description: Premium Mid-Size Sedan Base MSRP Range: $41,300 – $55,800 Invoice Price Range: $37,745 – $50,940 Where built: Germany The mid-size, 5 Series sport sedans incorporates styling points of 7 Series sedans and electronic controls for powertrain and chassis. There are three models in 2005 based on engine ... Read More »

2004 BMW 5 Series Mid-Size Luxury Sports Sedan

One of the toughest career challenges faced by automotive designers and engineers is the redesign of an industry-leading product. Not only do they have the pressure of evolving the technology, but they must make the design such that it appeals to both car buyers new to the brand, and those already loyal to it. It has to be better than its predecessor while still adhering to the brand legacy. It is a tall order. BMW's staff was faced with just this dilemma with the re-creation of 5 series sedan. Read More »

2003 BMW 5 Series Mid-Size Luxury High Performance Sedan and Sport Wagon

Three sport sedans and a sport touring wagon comprise BMW’s mid-size cars for 2003. Sedans vary with the size and type of engine applied. In-line six-cylinder powertrains from the 3-Series drop into two of the 5-Series models — the 2.5-liter six for 525i and 3.0-liter version for 530i. Top 540i sedan and 540i wagon carry the 4.4-liter V8 that runs ... Read More »