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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 535d xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 5 RWD, 4dr Sdn 528i RWD, 4dr Sdn 550i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 550i RWD, 4dr Sdn 535d RWD, 4dr Sdn 535i RWD, 4dr Sdn, 4dr Sdn 535i xDrive AWD and 4dr Sdn 528i 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Hyundai Equus, Audi A6 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
  • 2004 BMW 5-Series 530i 6-cyl

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