I dont know how he got that but he mentioned for six cars. As a luxury midsize sedan, the 5 will hit the sweet spot for many families that include a driver or two with a strong taste for performance accompanied by all the latest safety provisions. The strokes of wood that give the 5 interior its deluxe feel are available in three colors, with Ash Anthracite and Fineline Matte optional. For the sixth-generation 5 Series — designated the F10 — Chris Bangle is out, and Adrian van Hooydonk has taken the design reins. A six-speed manual is also available on the 535i and 550i. Corvette races down the local highway, in the backseat of his father's latest acquisition. It takes a bit of self-training, and a goodly number of mistakes, to master the three simple goals of D, R and P.
Handsomely flared wheel openings filled with stylishly modern wheels and large tires underline the car's muscularity and its rear-wheel drive layout. And as expected, all controls are well placed, with the driver-only functions situated to the left of the steering column or on the wheel itself. Instrumentation includes four classic circular gauges set against a black panel for optimal legibility. The recall began on September 24, 2014. Buyers can also choose the 550i with a 4. More importantly, dimensions have shifted quite a bit, with a 116.
Handling is taut and agile, though the sedan has evolved to focus on luxury and refinement rather than overtly sporty driving. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. These engines are all super smooth, responsive and fuel-efficient. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Borrowing significantly from the 7 Series in both style and material, there is little to make issue of here, with quality and construction again leading the class. The 5-series is loaded with offerings in each group, including adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, blind spot warning, and a forward-facing night-vision camera.
The biggest difference between the sedan and the Gran Turismo is the rear seating. Apparently a common problem with this model. Active cruise control adjusts speed to maintain safe interval to car ahead, with provision to stop the vehicle completely if required; collision warning indicates an imminent collision, primes the brakes for full stopping power, and will automatically apply the brakes. The 535i and 550i, after all, achieve 60 miles per hour in 5. Virtually any emergency maneuver in normal traffic demands near maximal use of a car's balance and grip. My mech told me there is a problem with the oil pump of 535 2011 after 110K and its recommended to replace it along with the seals. Six different two-tone interior color schemes are available in the interior, and the standard Dakota leather can be replaced by optional, more luxuriant Nappa leather.
Automated headlights follow curves in winding roads, and automated high-beam controls switch high beams on and off as required when drawing close to another car or meeting oncoming cars up to 440 yards ahead. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. You can actually feel the regenerative feature engaging during gradual braking. Cars equipped with the Sport Package receive Driving Dynamics Control that allows the driver to choose Comfort, Normal, Sport, or Sport+ mode to alter the throttle mapping, shift points, and damping. Both fuel pumps failed, as did the electronic fuel pump module that controls them. All ignition components have been replaced. All-wheel-drive variants and the 528i will arrive in the fall.
Run-flat tires have been receiving negative attention since their introduction, and no one likes a recall, but these are small issues for a car that does nearly everything right. Both front seats have 10-way power adjustment, though with the Sport Package, for maximum comfort and driver alertness, the driver's seat is provided with deluxe 18-way multi-contour seats. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. The seats are comfortable and supportive.
The character line has also been lowered, cutting through the door handles. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Active blind spot detection monitors safe lane reentry when overtaking another car; a backup visual signal and a recognizable vibration in the steering wheel provide further warning. All 5 Series trims come with the same safety features, a long list that includes traction control and a limited-slip differential, antilock four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist, an antiskid system, and six standard airbags. This eight-speed, combined with newly intense weight-saving provisions with aluminum doors, hood, front side panels and suspension components, produce good fuel mileage for such a strong performer, in part because gears seven and eight are both overdrive. The front seats are supportive and grippy, with unobtrusive but firm side bolstering. The big boy of the group is the 4.
Found others with same problem that only show ups in cold weather. If you move the shifter left, you get manual selection of the eight gears. The latter allows you to choose between Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport+ modes, all of which offer unique adjustments to the throttle response, shift timing, and electronic steering enhancement. In addition, active roll stabilization curtails body roll in hard cornering, giving the driver a heightened sense of command. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-831-1117 -. Your Survey is missing covering some important items.