|Pricing||$44,300 - $58,500|
|Drive Types||RWD, AWD|
|Engines||3.0l I6, 4.8l V8|
|Fuel Economy||15-18 (city), 22-28 (highway)|
The mid-sized 5-Series has been criticized for striking out in a new styling direction compared to its conservative predecessor, but sales of the new model have not been affected. A technological tour-de-force, the 5-Series features a host of electronics and electronic driving aids. Three engines are offered. 528xi and 535xi models offer the xDrive all-wheel-drive system found in the X3 and X5. All models are available with a choice of 6-speed manual or automatic. The interior is relatively uncluttered given that a large number of functions are located within the iDrive system that dominates the center console. Unlike many of its competitors, the 5-Series emphasizes the "sport" in sport sedan.
The 2008 5 Series features mild exterior and interior updates. The six-cylinder models switch to the latest generation of normally aspirated and turbocharged engines. This results in new 528 and 535 models.
|528i||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||M6||RWD||$44,300|
|528i||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||A6||RWD||$44,300|
|528xi||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||M6||AWD||$46,500|
|528xi||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||A6||AWD||$46,500|
|535i||3.0l I6 (300-bhp)||A6||RWD||$49,400|
|535i||3.0l I6 (300-bhp)||M6||RWD||$49,400|
|535xi||3.0l I6 (300-bhp)||M6||AWD||$51,600|
|535xi||3.0l I6 (300-bhp)||A6||AWD||$51,600|
|550i||4.8l V8 (360-bhp)||M6||RWD||$58,500|
|550i||4.8l V8 (360-bhp)||A6||RWD||$58,500|