The 550 trim adds Dakota leather seats and front and rear park distance control. Car pings an alert when the outside temp is 37 degrees? These range from new comfort and convenience items to a significant advancement in driving safety, all designed to maintain the position of the 5 Series sedans and wagon as the leaders in their class. A chassis that had seemed competent on less-challenging roads felt a little flaccid in this more demanding environment, and the air-spring suspension simply didn't do a good job of controlling body motions compared with the Bimmer and M45. Looks are important to me and this car looks the way it drives! The limited-production M5 can out-accelerate, out-brake and out-corner some expensive sports cars, with comfortable seating for five. Replaced bulb but did not fix it. But any one of them will make the going a lot more pleasurable, some more than others.
New tires, rotated and wore out in 2 years. Another aid to fast engine warmup; during this phase it transfers heat from the coolant to the oil circuit. But of the two cars, the M45 seemed the more exuberant and ready to play. Mine has been very reliable. . Three big climate control knobs sit below the display screen, for fan speed, temperature and airflow direction.
The crew was also favorably impressed with the Benz's subdued good looks, inside and out, awarding best-in-test marks in both scoring categories. But try as we might, we can't factor agility out of our scoring. Top speed is electronically governed at the voluntary limit adopted by most German automakers: a mere 155 mph. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. As a consequence, the M45 dominated in acceleration, as well as other dynamic scoring categories. Data Unavailable Cargo Area Sedan-550i Cargo Volume ft³ Data Unavailable Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down ft³ Data Unavailable Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up ft³ Data Unavailable Trunk Volume ft³ 14.
The 530 sedan and wagon feature a 3. So maybe we should just get some of the good stuff out of the way first. At a glance, this seems almost incomprehensible, but a look at the fine print is revelatory. In our 2005 derby, the M45 enjoyed a big advantage. Xenon Adaptive headlights with auto-leveling. The finish and quality of materials is nice. The other culprit, of course, is the maddening iDrive, which cost the 550i in the ergonomics scoring, as well as in the gotta-have-it category.
The standard 5 Series seats are very good, with above-average support and just enough give to keep from feeling hard. Active cruise control is available as well as a navigation system, and an audiophile Logic7 sound system with 13 speakers and twin subwoofers. This mid-size luxury sedan remains a true sports sedan in any of its variations, including the 530ix wagon and other models equipped with all-wheel drive. The engines in the 525i and 530i are actually the same size 3. If you can find one with decently low miles and full maintenance records, that'd be a good buy in my opinion. The glass window opens separately, which is convenient when dropping a briefcase or a couple of bags in back. Forward sightlines were best in test, and the seat coolers were welcome in the cactus-wilting heat.
And the 5 Series feels smaller on the road than its dimensions suggest. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This option includes an 8. The M45 prevailed for two big reasons. Remedy The remedy is currently under development.
Nor were we surprised that the 550i's optional front seats were the best in the group: power front buckets with articulated upper backrests, active head restraints, and adjustable thigh and torso bolsters. However, regular maintenance is expensive. Operation becomes more intuitive with time, but many still find it a cumbersome way to make everyday adjustments. Window switches are just above the armrest, and right where the hand naturally rests. Options: possibilities new and familiar Changes to the 5 Series array of Packages and stand-alone options are limited but still significant. Pushing the accelerator to the floor in this high-performance sedan is a truly enjoyable experience.
The result is an ultra-rigid, yet remarkably light engine structure. This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. The critics contend that, with the flared-nostrils look in front and the chunked-off shape of the trunk lid, the 5 Series seems almost like two halves taken from different cars. Objects are presented with increasing brightness as a function of the heat detected by the camera — therefore making humans and animals particularly conspicuous. Engine breathing is controlled entirely by the valves themselves.
In the case of the new 530s, this amounts to an impressive 85 hp per liter. I-4 and V-6 refer to the configuration and number of cylinders. Predictably, the M45 went from first to last in the sprints -- 0-to-60 in 5. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. You can not excede its limits. Primary Use: Commuting to work Great Daily Driver — I would recommend the 5-series to anyone looking for a good value in a luxury car.