It has the features, comfort and convenience of full-size luxury sedans, the sporting character of smaller ones, and a good compromise between interior space and physical bulk. The Valvetronic mechanism acts on the intake valves, imposing an additional control element between the camshaft lobe and rocker arm for each cylinder, called an intermediate follower. When it's lowered, it automatically sucks itself shut, no slamming required. This new version has slightly improved fuel economy and rear-seat room. Particularly with the six-cylinder models, the manual transmission maximizes performance potential, as well as the driver's involvement.
Louder-than-expected road and wind noise were noted when the sunroof's interior cover is open. It works well enough - just like the old one in fact, but no better. Have had to replace as well: radiator, coolant hose, valve cover gasket, starter, water pump! Brake fade occurs as the brakes heat up under hard use; a given degree of deceleration requires more pressure on the brake pedal. Instead of the traditional correlation of model designation to engine size, each is a 3. I love the heated seats and heated steering wheel, and can't imagine ever not having them. This car handles great and I love the power that it has.
Active Steering, praised by some for its ability to increase responsiveness, can automatically execute slight steering corrections without driver engagement. Now in its fourth year on the market, the styling of the current 5 Series models has become familiar, perhaps less jarring than it was when first revealed. With its standard 6-speed manual transmission or available Sequential Manual Gearbox, the 550i attains 60 mph in just 5. They're firm, but not church-pew hard like the previous-generation sport seats. Leather inserts in the front door panels compliment the seats.
In many respects, it's the benchmark for critics and auto industry engineers alike. Safety All 5 Series trims include standard driver, front side, and passenger side airbags, with rear side airbags available as a dealer-activated option. Leatherette upholstery and Dark Poplar wood trim are standard, but leather upholstery is optional. For 2007, an auxiliary audio input and tire pressure monitoring system are included. Dealership said it was acid rain. The shifter is tight and reasonably quick, and shifting is smooth, precise and easy. Not only does the engine produce more torque; the torque peak occurs at a lower speed, 2750 rpm vs.
The goal is increased information, but reviews question its safety based on its potential to distract to the driver. The last improvement would be to have the nav system not require a dvd at all times to work it should be able to load to an onboard computer and then remove the dvd. One problem after the other. The grille is flanked by quad headlights inside luminous rings and beneath clear covers. Heated front seats as a stand-alone option. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog.
Three 5 Series models are available. Other luxury manufacturers have switched to V6s because they're easier to package, and they've proven easier to certify for stringent emission standards. Rims are aluminum plus low profile tires mean easily damaged. This new version has slightly improved fuel economy and rear-seat room. The 5 Series Sport Wagon is offered only with a six-cylinder and all-wheel drive. My 525 came equipped with the Luxury package so I have almost every option imaginable. The standard iDrive system has a 6.
Additionally, owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat. All trims including the wagon are commended for sports-car-like handling and acceleration, particularly the V8. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. Valvetronic varies valve lift to a far greater degree than other variable-lift systems — so much, in fact, that it replaces the traditional engine throttle. All three six-cylinder petrol engines 2. Rims are aluminum plus low profile tires mean easily damaged.
The 525xi is equipped essentially like the 525i Sedan. While some compare the look of the 5 Series to two halves of separate cars joined into one, others accept the curve of the front end, flat sides, and high rear deck as growing less jarring over time. On the 5 Series at least, the curvy front-end, flat sides and high rear deck stand out less than they once did. The image generated by the system is transmitted to the central Control Display within the car. There's a wagon for those who want more room for cargo. The 5 Series engines were overhauled for 2006, starting with a new inline six cylinder that is the only current production engine with a magnesium alloy engine block to reduce weight. Just look at the stance, the way the body sits on the chassis, ready to pounce on any opportunity to show its stuff on a challenging stretch of road.