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BMW 5 Series Review: 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan

This luxury 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan belongs to the group of sports sedans that have 4-doors and are available in these trim levels: 550i, 353xi, 535i, 528i and 528xi. These trim levels have a 6 speed steptronic that gives the person three options of driving modes which are suitable for various conditions of traffic and driving. These three modes are drive, sport and steptronic. The “drive” mode is suitable for city driving, the “sport” for faster driving and the “steptronic” permits shifting without the use of a clutch.

The interiors and exteriors of the 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan

The interiors of these 5 series sedans are luxurious and have an identity of their own. The surfaces are made of cow hide and chrome while the exteriors make the vehicles appear tough. The car itself is a sleek model with chrome which adds to the outer appearance, making it look like a tough one on the road to deal with. It is the outer appearance that gives it this “dark” menacing look while the interiors are luxurious and glamorized.

The various characteristics of the Sedan

Whatever the driving preference of a person be like a rear wheel drive or an X drive, the steering and suspensions match the performance and the luxury of this 5 series. The dynamic stability control of this vehicle can cope with any kind of hazard on the road like traffic which is unpredictable, weather which changes suddenly and road conditions which are not always the best like slippery or snow bound roads. The car steers you safely through all these conditions with the dynamic stability control.

The fuel economy is another aspect which is worth mentioning. These luxury vehicles are at 17-18 mpg while in the city and at 27 mpg when driving on the highway.

Safety aspects for the passengers of the Sedan

For night driving there are infrared sensing cameras fitted to the front of the vehicle with which one can identify objects that are otherwise not seen because they are hidden by the darkness. This new equipment for night vision has made driving at night very safe and comfortable and the drivers need not be uncomfortable because of lack of proper visualization in the dark.

The safety system for the passengers of the 2008 BMW 5 Series has a full array of airbags which adds to the safety system and protection from the impact of an accident especially for the head.

The 2008 BMW 5 Series are a combination of luxury and road worthiness and offer the best possible comfort to the traveler.

Technical Specifications

Standard Engine:

* 4.8L V8, 32 valve, 360 hp @ 6300 rpm
* Torque Of 360@3400
* 6 speed manual (standard) or 6 speed automatic or 6 speed automatic transmission
* 15 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
* Green Rating: 53

Block Head and Engine Block material: Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads

Valves per cylinder: 4

Stroke: 3.48

Fuel capacity: 3.48

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