Features-wise, leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats return to gussy up the cabin in the 2015 edition of the 5 Series, with both complemented by leather, alloy and genuine wood accents. Go with the base 528i and you get a turbo-4 with 240 hp and 260 lb-ft. Back-seat space in the Gran Turismo is superior to that in the 5-Series sedan, with a better view outward and a unique 2-piece tailgate and folding rear seats add more cargo versatility and convenience. Meanwhile, one of the distinctive features aboard the plush 5 Series hatchback is the dual-access power-opening rear liftgate, which accesses up to 59. It is an absolute peach and, combined with the Comfort+ driving mode, it will soothe your senses.
The 300hp, 3L six has been around for quite awhile so it not only gives the owner bullet proof reliability, but performs admirably in the 535i. Switchgear clicks with satisfying feel, and some trims are truly plush. The 5-Series has an exhilarating take on the road. Comfort Access is standard on all 550 models while the Modern Line trim has been discontinued. Reaching into triple digit speeds is not an issue and fuel consumption is more than decent. Did I mention the Rolls-Royce transmission? The choice is really hard to make though.
Would it be a lot different from the pre-facelift version? Gone are the huge optic blocks and the rectangular shape of the boot lid, both being replaced by smoother, more rounded off lines that seem to give the car a more acceptable look. With any the 5-Series delivers nuanced handling, an excellent ride, and lots of impressive technology. I Drive takes getting used to, but works fine. Even the 7 Series could be challenged here in terms of comfort. All of the 5-Series' engine lineup is modern, turbocharged, and both stronger and more fuel-efficient than most rival models' powertrains. The 535i returns packing the 3.
With so-called Driving Dynamics Control, it's possible to come up with your own custom feel-light steering, lightning-quick shifts-or dial it up to Sport+ for weekend track time. Its shared underpinnings with the larger 7 Series gives the car a solid and refined feel with supportive seats that make it an excellent long distance cruiser. And overall, the driving experience feels direct and connected. The latter can stop the car from low speeds if the car detects an imminent accident. Other than that you get Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes as well. This is my fifth Bimmer and the nicest by far in terms of luxury and quiet cruising. Interior is as expected and the vehicle is very very quiet.
That M5, by the way, still throws of a stunning 560 hp or 575 hp with a new Competition package. Adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control are options. All those downsides for the driver turn into upsides for the passengers. Handling is taut and agile, though the sedan has evolved to focus on luxury and refinement rather than overtly sporty driving. Taller drivers will appreciate the extendable bottom cushions on the front seats.
The 5 Series lineup also includes the Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback. The panoramic sunroof that comes as standard is welcome and allowed me to enjoy the sad, British weather in style. This car has the wave-your-foot-under-the-rear-bumper-and-the-trunk-lid-will-pop-open feature. Due to the hatch, when the rear seats are up, the luggage space is limited to 500 liters, 60 more than on the pre-facelift version. And with something called Driving Dynamics Control, you can select the right mode for your driving style and the conditions at the time -- from Eco Pro to Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport+ settings. Its steering has lost some of the feel we've come to associate with previous 5 Series.
You can find everything my car has, and more on a new Ford Fusion, Honda Accord or Chevy Impala. They asked me to request the detail policy from you. To be honest, if felt more spacious than the X5, especially in the legroom department. The Executive Package is a must then, as it will restrict the number of people you can carry with this chariot to four. The cabin is what impresses the most. While driving inside the city will require you to brake and swerve from time to time, getting this car on the open road reveals a whole new experience.
The interior is what you would expect from a Bimmer. Also for 2015, Black Nappa leather is more widely available -- at no charge with either of these packages, actually. Features are standard unless otherwise noted. The car will show body roll, even with the Adaptive Drive set on Sport or Sport+. Wspanialy Grand Tourer Wraca W Nowej.
It connects to an excellent 8-speed automatic. This is a car that wants to be a chameleon of sorts. Its worst sin is a tractor-like engine note. Our blue sapphire anniversary marks a significant moment in the timeline of automotive history because cars, it seems, are back. The Driver Assistance Plus Package adds blind spot warning, 360-degree view camera, and the Active Driving Assistant, which bundles together a number of safety aids including lane departure warning, automatic front emergency braking, and forward collision warning.