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New 2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan review

The new 2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan is an exciting introduction into the motor car world which every car enthusiast would like to own for himself. This luxury vehicle is the smoothest and most powerful, sleek four wheeler on the road today. Based on the reviews that have been published after going through the test drives, the BMW 5 Series has been ranked topmost amongst the leading eleven large luxury cars on safety and reliability features. Though other cars may have an edge over the BMW 5 Series in some areas, none can match it on technology, comfort and performance. The combination of these factors makes it one of the most comfortable and reliable vehicles on the road today.

Features of the BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan

Recently the features of the 2008 5-Series were renewed a bit with the exterior designs being changed and extra power being added to the engines at the mid level and the base. This powerful and technologically superb vehicle is also extremely comfortable. The only drawback, if it can be called one, is the scarcity of luggage space on the inside. The fuel consumption is economical and thought the base price of this elegant vehicle is high; it is well worth the money that you have to pay for it. The resale value of the 2008 BMW 5-Series is also high and so you get value for your money.

This 2008 BMW 5 Series is a luxury sedan that can seat 5 passengers and has four doors. The sports sedan or luxury wagon is available in 6 trims which range from the 528i to the 550i Sedan. It is also available with a wagon style body.

Other technical features of this 2008 BMW 5 Series are:

The 528i Sedan is outfitted with a regular 16, 3.0 liter engine with a horsepower of 230 that reaches 18 mpg within the city and 28 mpg while on the highway. There is an option of an automatic 6 speed transmission and a standard overdrive manual transmission which is also 6 speeds.

The 550i Sedan is set with a regular V8, 4.8-liter, engine that is 360-horsepower engine that reaches 15mpg while in the city and 22 mpg driving on the highway. Like the 528i Sedan, there is an option of an automatic 6 speed transmission and a standard overdrive manual transmission which is also 6 speeds.

This BMW 5 Series is renewed for 2008.

Technical Specialties:

Body: Four door sedan / Wagon

Standard Engine:

* 3.0L I6, 24 valves, 300 hp @ 5800 rpm
* 6 speed manual (standard) or 6 speed automatic transmission
* 17 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
* Green Rating: 58

Cylinders: 6

Torque: 300@1400 (foot-lbs) (RPM)

Horse Power: 300@5800 RPM

Fuel system and type: Sequential electronic Fuel Injected and gas engine

Fuel economy on city and highway: 16 – 25

Cruising range: 370 miles

Turbo: Yes

Compression: 10.2:1

EPA Class: Middle size

Valves Configuration: Dual Overhead Cam or Twin Overhead Cam

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