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BMW 5-Series Reviews from Consumer Reports

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BMW 5-Series Reviews

The BMW 5-Series is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn, 4dr Sdn 535i RWD, 4dr Sdn 528i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 535d RWD, 4dr Sdn 535i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 535d xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 5 RWD, 4dr Sdn 528i RWD, 4dr Sdn 550i RWD and 4dr Sdn 550i xDrive AWD. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp), 3.0-liter 6 hybrid (335 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbodiesel (255 hp), 4.4-liter V8 turbo (445 hp) and 4.4-liter V8 turbo (560 hp) engines, and 6-speed manual, 7-speed sequential and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 20 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. The 5 Series uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include Audi A6, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Hyundai Equus and Infiniti Q70.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011

Reviewed BMW 5-Seriess from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2011 BMW 5-Series 535i 6-cyl
  • 2008 BMW 5-Series sedan 535i 6-cyl

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