2011 BMW 5 Series  -  $45,925


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $45,925
Base Invoice: $42,520
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 528i RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine

Pros

Athletic handling; superior ride quality; understated styling; powerful and refined engines; impressive high-tech features


Model News

For 2011, BMW's 5-series has been given a complete redesign. Now in its sixth generation, the car is slightly longer and wider, up by 2.3 inches and a half inch, respectively, while the car's styling is much more conservative than the previous generation. The engine lineup has been changed as well; the 535i's 3.0L 6-cylinder dropped to a single turbo but now makes 306 horsepower, and the 550i receives the 7-series' twin-turbo V8, which produces 407 horsepower.

A 528i model, with a non-turbocharged version of the 3.0L six making 240 horsepower is expected later in the 2011 model year. All three can be had with a 6-speed manual, but an 8-speed automatic is also available.


Value Writeup

The 5-Series lineup of models offers athletic and surefooted sedans that also offer a surprising level of comfort inside. Technology is also a strong point in the 5-Series, with performance and safety standouts such as Active Steering, Active Roll Stabilization and a night vision system. The 5-series Grand Turismo Wagon is a very fashionable and fun-to-drive alternative to a sport-utility vehicle.


Model Highlights

All new for 2011, the 5-Series is offered with three different engines--designated by the models 528, 535 and 550. A 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine is standard on 528 models; 535 models get a turbocharged 3.0-liter six. A twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine making 407 horsepower equips the 550. All three models will ultimately be offered with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, although initially, rear-wheel drive will be the only option. Each of the models comes with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but a new 8-speed automatic transmission with taller overdrive gears aimed at offering higher fuel economy is optional. The new 5-Series also includes BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system, which charges the battery when the car is decelerating or braking, rather than running the alternator all the time.

The M5 model resides at the top of BMW's performance lineup, and for 2011, it's powered by a 550-hp version of the twin-turbo 4.4L V8, replacing the 500-horsepower V10 engine offered in 2010. Power gets to the road via an 8-speed automated manual transmission, or by a more conventional 6-speed manual. The M5 utilizes a specially tuned sport suspension and unique cross-drilled disc brakes. If the brute force and roaring exhaust note aren't enough, M5-specific wheels, a special spoiler and air diffuser further distinguish it from the rest of the 5-Series.

The 5-Series models have a roomy interior, with 10-way adjustable front seats that are excellent for long trips, enough back seat space for adults and a trunk with an impressive 18.2 cubic feet of space. The instrument panel looks much like the one offered in the 7-series, with updated black panel displays and new steering wheel mounted navigation controls. BMW's iDrive system returns, but with an updated interface aimed at being easier to use.

BMW offers a wide array of technological features on its new 5-Series, including a new Top View camera system to aid the driver in seeing while parking and a Parking Assistant, which at speeds up to 22 mph, automatically scans the curb for large enough parking spaces for the car. Once a space is selected by the driver and the car is put in reverse, the computer takes over, controlling the steering and parking the car, with the driver only working the gas and brake. Active Roll Stabilization simulates much stiffer anti-roll bars with an electronically controlled pump system and Active Steering helps steer the car back toward a more stable situation when the electronic stability control intervenes.

Front side-impact and head-protecting airbags for front and rear outboard occupants are standard. Rear side airbags are optional.

To help increase alertness and safety, BMW has designed a lane departure warning system. A clever night vision system is available, which helps spot and avoid animals in the darkness ahead, and a new Side View system mounts cameras in both front fenders, allowing the driver to see around corners that might otherwise be blind. BMW's active cruise control is one of the most advanced offered, capable of even stopping and restarting the vehicle in traffic. Other unusual options include a heads-up display, high-definition (HD) radio and a high-beam assist feature.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
407.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
592.00 mi

Engine Order Code
N52

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 2600-3000

Trans Order Code
205

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.5 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
100.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
36.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.2 in

Wheelbase
116.9 in

Length, Overall
193.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in

Height, Overall
57.6 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
64.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Liftover Height
- TBD - in

Trunk Volume
14 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3792 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers

Front Tire Size
225/55R17

Rear Tire Size
225/55R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Basic Note
4 years/50,000 Maintenance Program

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V161000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 05, 2012

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,846

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 5-SERIES, 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO, MODEL YEAR 2012 6-SERIES CONVERTIBLE, 7-SERIES, X5 SAV, AND X6 SAV VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8- OR 12-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED, ENGINES BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY WATER PUMP CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
THIS COULD LEAD TO A SMOLDERING OF THE PUMP OR AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OR VEHICLE FIRE.

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

CUSTOMERS MAY 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
14V176000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
156,137

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 128i Coupe, 128i Convertible, 328i Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 328i Coupe, 328i Convertible, 328i Sports Wagon and Z4 sDrive 30i, 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 135i Convertible, 335i Sedan, X5 xDrive 35i, and X6 xDrive 35i, 2011 335i xDrive Sedan, 335i Coupe, 335i Convertible, 528i Sedan, 535i Sedan, 535i xDrive Sedan, X3 xDrive 28i, and X3 xDrive 35i, 2010 X3 xDrive 30i, and X5 xDrive 30i, 2012 640i Coupe, and 640i Convertible and 2010-2012 535i Gran Turismo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) unit can loosen over time and may possibly break.

Consequence
If the bolts loosen or break the engine may have reduced power or stall. An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four VANOS housing bolts for both VANOS units (intake and exhaust), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. In addition, owners of approximately 170,172 model year 2010-2012 BMW vehicles equipped with inline 6 cylinder engines not covered by this recall, will receive an extended warranty to address this condition. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V832000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 17, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
91

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011 BMW 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and 550xi vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011. The affected vehicles may have received a replacement Sensor Cluster Unit (SCU) during a service visit. These SCUs have an acceleration sensor that may have been incorrectly programmed and, as a result, the SCU may not accurately determine if activation and deployment of the air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and head restraints is necessary in the event of a crash.

Consequence
Depending on the severity of the crash, inadequate activation of the driver and/or passenger air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and active head restraints may increase the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the SCU, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V331000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 21, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
6080

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010 AND 2011 GRAN TURISMO PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 12 THROUGH JULY 1, 2010. THE VEHICLE'S FUEL LEVEL SENSOR WITHIN THE FUEL TANK CAN BECOME WEDGED AGAINST THE TANK.

Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL GAUGE IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WOULD DISPLAY A LARGER AMOUNT OF FUEL THAN WAS ACTUALLY IN THE TANK. AS A RESULT, IF THE TANK BECAME EMPTY, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

BMW HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY PLAN AND NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. 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 .

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.3%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission -inc: sport & manual shift modes, adaptive transmission control (ATC)

3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine -inc: composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing

Direct ignition system w/knock control

Engine start/stop button

Electronic limited-slip differential

Rear wheel drive

Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)

Front multi-link double-wishbone aluminum suspension

Rear multi-link integral-V aluminum suspension

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist (Servotronic) variable-ratio power steering

Brake energy regeneration system

17" x 8.0" star-spoke light alloy wheels (style 327) -inc: P225/55R17 run-flat all-season tires

2-way pwr moonroof -inc: remote expanded "one-touch" operation, anti-trapping feature, sliding interior sunshade

Automatic headlight on/off control

Front foglights

Adaptive brake lights

Power adjustable heated folding body-color sideview mirrors -inc: mirror memory, automatic tilt-down of passenger side mirror (when car is shifted into reverse gear)

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/adjustable speed

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD audio system w/MP3 capabilities -inc: auto-store, FM diversity antenna system, aux input in center console

HD Radio w/"multicast" FM station reception

Satellite radio preparation

High-fidelity 12-speaker sound system -inc: (2) subwoofers under the front seats, 205-watt digital 7-channel amplifier

Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling, phonebook downloading, speech recognition capabilities

10-way power-adjustable front bucket seats -inc: dual 4-way lumbar support, driver seat memory

Leatherette upholstery

Fold-up rear seat center armrest

Floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel -inc: controls for audio system, cruise control, Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone

Power tilt & telescopic steering wheel -inc: automatic tilt-up for easy entry & exit, steering wheel memory

Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer

iDrive system -inc: on-board computer, controller, (8) programmable memory buttons

Condition-based service display w/additional functions accessible through iDrive system

Service interval indicator & expanded check control vehicle monitor system

Power windows -inc: key-off & "one touch" up & down operation both front & rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, closing from exterior lock

Remote keyless entry security alarm system -inc: selective unlocking & double-lock feature (programmed at BMW center), remote trunk opening, interior motion detector, panic feature, engine immobilizer

Vehicle & key memory

Dynamic cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system -inc: keyhead remote operation, interior motion detector

Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: separate left/right temperature & air distribution controls, automatic air recirculation

Micro-filter ventilation system -inc: replaceable active-charcoal filters

Rear window defroster

Glove compartment

Dual cupholders in front & rear

Power outlet in front passenger footwell, front center console storage compartment, rear center console, trunk

Additional 12-V pwr sockets (Start of production 9-1-10)

Dark wood interior trim

Open storage compartments in all doors & front seatback storage

Dual front sun visors w/illuminated mirrors

Front map lights & rear reading lights w/separate controls for the left & right

Interior courtesy lights w/auto-dimming function

Fully finished trunk w/interior & remote trunk release

4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) -inc: composite front rotors, dynamic brake control (DBC), brake pad wear indicators

Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by features, dynamic traction control (DTC)

Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts

Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/advanced technology -inc: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment

Front seat side-impact airbags

Front & rear seat head protection system (HPS)

BMW Assist Safety Plan -inc: (4) years of automatic collision notification, emergency request, enhanced roadside assistance, door unlock, stolen vehicle recovery, customer relations, TeleService; MyInfo lets you send business locations & street addresses directly to your BMW & navigation system (if so equipped)

BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive & active safety features

Crash sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, turns on hazard & interior lights

3-point safety belts w/force limiters & head restraints at all seating positions

Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners

Acoustic safety-belt warning

Active head restraints for driver & front passenger

LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation

Child safety rear door locks

Emergency interior trunk release handle

Tire pressure monitor

 
8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
8-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$500

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
TASMAN GREEN METALLIC
$550

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC
$550

 
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC II
$550

 
MOJAVE METALLIC
$550

 
CASHMERE SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
DEEP SEA BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
MILANO BEIGE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
VENETO BEIGE, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OYSTER/BLACK, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
EVEREST GRAY, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
VENETIAN BEIGE, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
BLACK, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
CINNAMON BROWN, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
OYSTER/BLACK, NAPPA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,450

 
BLACK, NAPPA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,450

 
TRAINING FEE
$0

 
ACTIVE VENTILATED SEAT PKG
$2,950

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,700

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$1,050

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$1,750

 
DYNAMIC HANDLING PKG
$1,000

 
M SPORT PKG
$4,800

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,800

 
PREMIUM PKG 2
$4,900

 
SPORT PKG
$2,200

 
18" X 8.0" FRONT & 18" X 9.0" REAR DOUBLE-SPOKE LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 350M)
$0

 
18" X 8.0" V-SPOKE LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 328)
$0

 
XENON HEADLIGHTS
$900

 
ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT CONTROL
$0

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO W/1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
$350

 
BMW APPS W/SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
$250

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$2,200

 
MULTI-CONTOUR SEATS
$1,300

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
SPLIT FOLD-DOWN REAR SEAT
$475

 
HEAD-UP DISPLAY
$1,300

 
COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY
$1,000

 
ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,400

 
HARD DRIVE-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,900

 
4-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$500

 
ALUMINUM HEXAGON INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ANTHRACITE WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
ANTHRACITE HEADLINER
$500

 
REAR SUNSHADES
$575

 
SKI BAG
$150

 
FRONT & REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$750

 
NIGHTVISION W/PEDESTRIAN DETECTION
$2,600

 
REAR-VIEW CAMERA
$400

 
SIDE-VIEW & TOP-VIEW CAMERAS
$800


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