BMW 5 Series

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $47,500
MPG 28.0
Styles Reviewed
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Detroit Free Press

07/15/10
2010-07-15
86
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 5-series’s clean lines will be a welcome change for everyone who despised BMW’s controversial recent styling. The long, low hood promises power and capability, while the broad grille and wraparound headlights give the front a dynamic look.

New Car Test Drive

07/25/10
2010-07-25
91
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Ted West Ted West Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The BMW 5 Series is dramatically updated and improved for 2011. If you’ve held back because you’ve heard complaints about some of BMWs’ cockpit controls, the waiting is over. The 5 is unquestionably one of the premier performance sedans in the world.

AutoSavant.com

08/12/10
2010-08-12
83
100

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Kevin Miller Kevin Miller Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 535i is not the canyon-carving, technical-track-loving “ultimate driving machine” I had expected. That said, the car is thoughtfully designed and beautifully assembled, and features an amazing number of innovative features.

CarReview.com

08/18/10
2010-08-18
83
100

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Dan Tsuchiya Dan Tsuchiya Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The BMW 5-series hauls around up to four other passengers in comfort and has go fast capabilities while giving the option of sedate and comfortable. But they took a safe design approach and the price has gotten out of reach.

MSN Autos

10/07/10
2010-10-07
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Marc Lachapelle Marc Lachapelle Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

BMW has succeeded in making its 5-Series sedan bigger, more comfortable and more practical but nonetheless more agile and still truly elegant.

Car and Driver

03/29/11
2011-03-29
82
100

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Jon Yanca Jon Yanca Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The BMW 535i is a very agile sedan. It’s just a shame you can’t feel the road through the steering wheel. This xDrive system is an improvement over the old, but its steering deficiencies point us toward the Audi A6, whether we need all-wheel drive or not.

AutoGuide.com

04/12/11
2011-04-12
86
100

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Shaun Keenan Shaun Keenan Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Overall, we’re pretty impressed by the 2011 BMW 550i xDrive. It has excellent driving dynamics and no shortage of comfort, convenience and/or safety features to go on and on about around the water cooler.

Edmunds.com

04/21/11
2011-04-21
85
100

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Bill Visnic Bill Visnic Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 2011 BMW 528i is the choice for those who prefer a luxury car that transmits the message that serious engineering remains the chief priority. And gone are the oddball styling details.

Edmunds.com

09/30/11
2011-09-30
87
100

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Richard Bremner Richard Bremner Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 2012 BMW 528i is a car with an unusual breadth of personality, ranging from comfortable econo-sedan to sporting four-door. And this efficient new twin-turbo four allows it to pull off these character switches with conviction.

Motor Trend

10/26/11
2011-10-26
85
100

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Scott Evans Scott Evans Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The new 528i is a triumph of the market, if not the enthusiast. It offers more power, performance, and fuel economy from a smaller, more efficient, albeit more expensive, package.

New Car Test Drive

12/28/11
2011-12-28
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Ted West Ted West Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The BMW 5 Series sedans remain chic, crisp and distinguished for their aggressive styling and driving character. They are a bit on the big-and-heavy side, but their excellent vehicle dynamics and agility make them excellent family sedans.

Detroit Free Press

04/12/12
2012-04-12
85
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 2012 BMW 528i xDrive sport sedan is a great car in many ways, but the poor performance of its fuel-saving auto-stop feature grievously reduces its appeal.

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