I love the technology of the car but didn't like the narrower trunk space as compared to the older models of 528i. The overall look and style of the car is amazing but not worth the price of the vehicle.
BMW 5 Series Ratings, Reviews and Analysis
Ratings & Reviews
I bought this particular car because I wanted a manual transmission. I previously had a 1998 BMW 540i also with a manual gearbox and sport suspension it had much more power however I prefer the 6 inline engine because the car is better balanced, has much better mileage and better maintenance record. Furthermore there is nowhere in the US where the full potential of either car can really be used legally.
Drivability is tops. Great feel, steering, suspension, handling, acceleration, and great fun to drive. Engine and transmission very strong and long lived. Other components are not reliable for longer run past 100k miles. For example, electronics, sensors, cooling system, bushings, and many other parts are not designed well, like plastic radiator tanks which fail.
This car drives beautifully even after nine years of use. The acceleration is really nice and before you know it, you are at 60, so have to be careful. Excellent ride, looks great and luxurious. Initially I used to get level control malfunction alert, but nothing was really wrong and all that is in the past.