2008 BMW 5 Series  -  $45,425


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $45,425
Base Invoice: $41,855
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 528i RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 BMW 5-Series serves up a range of possibilities, all backed by performance ability and luxury features. All 5-Series come with comprehensive stability technology that includes dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, and dynamic brake control.

The 528i and 535i sedans come standard as rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel-drive systems adding $2,200 to the list price. The 550i and M5 sedans are rear-wheel drive only, and the 535 wagon is available in all-wheel drive only. New six-cylinder engines add power to the 528s and 535s. The 528s receive a new 3.0L inline six that produces 230 horsepower--a modest 15-horsepower improvement over 2007. The 535s receive a 45-horsepower bump (300 total) over 2007 by virtue of a new 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline six. The 550 and M5 round out the power offerings. The 550's V8 produces 360 horsepower and the M5's V10 an even 500.

The Steptronic automatic transmission is a no-cost option (in 2007, going shiftless cost $1,275). The sequential manual gearbox (SMG) is no longer offered on the 535i and 550i--in its place, a six-speed sport automatic with paddle shifters can be added for $500.

Standard features on the 5-Series include a power sunroof with an anti-trap feature, automatic headlights, fog lights, power mirrors with auto tilt-down, tri-zone climate control, and iDrive. In addition to the powertrain upgrade, the 535 gets xenon headlights with auto-leveling and 10-way power front seats. The 550i adds Dakota leather seats and front and rear park distance control.

Options for the 528i include genuine Dakota leather seats for $1,450 as well as a Premium Package that includes power driver seat lumbar support, interior illumination, and a universal garage door opener. The Sport Package upgrades the tires to 245 series run-flats on 18-inch wheels, 20-way power front seats, active roll stabilization, and a sport-tuned suspension. Active cruise control with a "stop and go" function is available, as is a navigation system and an audiophile Logic7 sound system with 13 speakers and twin subwoofers. For 2008, a lane departure warning system is optional. A high-beam assist option gives drivers one less thing to worry about, while a USB adapter adds to the audio possibilities.

On the 535s, Premium and Sport Packages are also available; the Sport Package upgrades the wheels and tires to 18-inch run-flats.

On the 550i, the Sport Package includes 19-inch wheels and run-flat tires as well as 20-way power seats for $4,600. A Premium Package is not available on the 550i, as the equipment is already standard.

The performance-oriented M5 is a completely different story, and it stands apart from the rest of the 5-Series as one of the best performance sedans in the world. Every part of the car seems designed with high speed handling in mind. It's equipped with a high-output aluminum 5.0L V10 that uses stepless variable valve timing and direct ignition to generate its adrenalin-inducing 500 horsepower. The engine is mated to a seven-speed SMG transmission with 11 shift programs and launch control (a conventional six-speed manual transmission is also available). The wheels are driven via a variable differential lock and a special dynamic stability control program unique to the M5. Further performance enhancements include M-specific suspension, cross drilled disc brakes, body panels with air intakes and spoiler, and even M-specific Merino leather heated power front seats. For 2008, a heated steering wheel can be added.


Model News

For 2008, BMW's iconic 5-Series undergoes mostly minor changes, although new, more powerful 6-cylinder engines are significant improvements. 2007's 525 entry-level cars have been upgraded with a 3.0L 230-horsepower engine, changing the nomenclature to 528. The formerly-known-as-530 cars receive a 3.0L twin-turborcharged inline six that improves horsepower by 45 (300 total) and ups the badging to 535. Base prices increase modestly, between $400 and $1,900, depending on the vehicle. Only the 550i does not increase in price.

Small changes to the exterior have been made, including a refresh of the headlight and taillight design. Inside, the center console is now leather-trimmed. iDrive has been enhanced with six programmable memory keys to improve usability.

The automatic transmission has been upgraded and is now a no-cost option (in 2007, not shifting cost $1,275). The sequential manual gearbox (SMG) is no longer offered on the 535i and 550i--in its place, a sport six-speed automatic can be ordered. A lane departure warning system is optional, as is a high-beam assist function. The active cruise control now features "stop and go" capability, and there is a USB adapter for MP3 players. The Sport Package on the 528i adds 18-inch wheels and tires versus 2007's 17-inchers. On the M5, a heated steering wheel is available.


Pros

Track-ready performance M5; all-wheel drive optional; wagon available.


Value Writeup

The 2008 BMW 5-Series offers passenger-carrying performance from one of the most respected car manufacturers on the planet. The wide model range includes the renowned M5 to satisfy closet racers, a wagon in 535xiT all-wheel-drive trim to provide cargo capacity when the road becomes twisty, and the elegant entry-version $44,300 528i sedan.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
314.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
499.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.1 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
36.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Wheelbase
113.7 in

Length, Overall
191.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.7 in

Height, Overall
57.8 in

Track Width, Front
61.3 in

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in

Trunk Volume
14.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3505 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral

Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 1.18 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.79 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V446000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
198352

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 5-SERIES, 6-SERIES, AND MODEL YEAR 2002-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES. A CHECK VALVE OF THE BRAKE VACUUM PUMP MAY LEAK A SMALL AMOUNT OF LUBRICATING OIL. OVER TIME THIS COULD RESULT IN CONTAMINATION OF THE BRAKE BOOSTER.

Consequence
POWER ASSIST BRAKING PERFORMANCE COULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED. IN EXTREME CASES THERE COULD BE A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER ASSIST BRAKING. AN UNEXPECTED REDUCTION OR LOSS IN POWER BRAKING ASSIST MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY OR AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V407000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
134,100

Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2010 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 passenger cars manufactured from March 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009. Over time, increased resistance at the taillight electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector resulting in an intermittent or permanent loss of functionality of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse).

Consequence
Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic

Direct ignition system w/knock control

Engine start/stop button

Electronically controlled engine cooling

Pwr water pump

Volume-controlled oil pump

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement

Rear wheel drive

Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension

Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Front/rear aluminum subframes

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P225/50VR17 all-season tires

17" x 7.5" star spoke alloy wheels (style 138)

Vehicle-speed-sensitive Servotronic pwr steering-inc: variable assist, variable-ratio

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Dual exhaust system

2-way pwr tilt/slide moonroof-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, open/close from exterior lock

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Chrome & matte-black side window trim

Halogen automatic headlights

Halogen free-form fog lights

Daytime running lights

Adaptive brake lights

Body-color pwr heated mirrors-inc: reverse gear activated passenger-side auto-tilt-down, 2-position mirror memory

Rain-sensing windshield wipers-inc: articulated passenger-side wiper arm, single-wipe control, heated washer jets

Leatherette seat trim

10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr head restraints, 2-position driver seat memory

Leather-trimmed 2-level center console compartments w/climate-controlled lower compartment

Adjustable front center armrest

Fold-up rear center armrest

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: auto tilt-up, audio controls, cruise controls, Bluetooth phone controls, 2-position memory

Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer w/variable warning segment

LCD main & trip odometers

Check control vehicle monitor system

Tire pressure monitor

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, close from exterior lock

Central locking system-inc: double-lock, selective unlock

Remote keyless entry w/multi-function remote-inc: interior light activation, remote trunk release, window down, moonroof open, alarm

BMW Assist-inc: auto collision notification, SOS button, roadside assistance, (4) year subscription

Bluetooth wireless technology

TeleService activation

iDrive system-inc: on-board computer/controller, (6) programmable memory keys

Pwr trunk release

Alarm system w/interior motion detector

Coded driveaway protection (prevents engine from starting w/o proper key)

Cruise control

Vehicle & key memory

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, (10) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, radio data system (RDS)

Auxiliary audio input in back of center console

FM diversity antenna

Prep for CD changer & Sirius satellite radio

Tri-zone automatic climate control-inc: auto air recirculation, bi-directional solar sensor, heat-at-rest function, humidity control, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation

Rear window defroster

Locking glovebox w/rechargeable take-out flashlight

Pwr outlets-inc: front passenger footwell, trunk

Dual front/rear cup holders

Front/rear open door storage compartments

Dark poplar wood trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Courtesy lights w/fade in/fade out feature

BMW Ambiance Lighting

Dual front/rear reading lights

Seatback storage compartments

Fully finished trunk w/reversible mat

Emergency trunk release handle

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems

Driver/front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger deployment sensor

Front/rear Head Protection System (AHPS II) curtain airbags

Front side-impact airbags

Front safety belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

LATCH attachments for rear seats

Child safety rear door locks

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement

Interlocking door anchoring system

Daytime running lights

Battery safety terminal

Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,400

 
SPORT PKG
$2,900

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$750

 
ACTIVE STEERING
$1,400

 
REAR DOOR-MOUNTED SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$385

 
COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM
$1,000

 
PWR REAR SUNSHADE W/REAR MANUAL SIDE WINDOW SHADES
$575

 
20-WAY PWR MULTI-CONTOUR FRONT SEATS
$1,200

 
FOLD DOWN REAR SEATS
$475

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$350

 
LIGHT POPLAR WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
BAMBOO ANTHRACITE WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
FRONT/REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$700

 
XENON HEADLIGHTS
$800

 
HIGH BEAM ASSIST
$250

 
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
$500

 
ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,400

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,900

 
HEAD-UP DISPLAY
$1,200

 
NIGHT VISION
$2,200

 
HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO
$350

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$595

 
LOGIC7 SOUND SYSTEM
$1,200

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

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