This is the PERFECT configuration of a BMW for most drivers! The 300 hp twin turbo v6 engine has no lag, great torque and more horsepower to push you over all the legal speed limits in the US freeways within 6-8 seconds! Even overtaking traffic going uphill with a full load is so fluid and effortless. A surprise to so many trying it out for the first time. For those who have felt other turbo equipped cars, you will be very surprised at how silent and smooth this one is. You'll only feel the torque pushing you back in your chair until you release the gas. It's pretty good for a turbo V6 gas efficiency wise...you'll likely average around 24 mpg driving freeway and city streets in the Southern California area. Like many modern BMW models, it is governed at 150mph, but if it wasn't, it's got so much more juice in it to go past that (why spend more on the more expensive models?). This car is made in Munich, Germany. It is made to drive on the Autobanh (with no speed limits) and last a long time. In fact, the break in recommendation is not to drive it over 100 mph the first 1200 miles. The 5 series sedan is just the right size for having up to 3 people in the car (the 3-series is really too tight for that compared to the 5), and the trunk has a nice large storage space that fits large luggage plus more. This car is meant for the driver to enjoy driving. Elegant, sophisticated inside, and responsive to your driving, one becomes one with the car and feels the trip with an air of comfort, elegance and confidence on the road.
This car rides like a cream puff but has the power of a Mustang. I have driven several BMWs including all of the M series but this meets all my needs. It is my workhorse car as I have a 3 hour roundtrip per day commute. It is equally agile on the city streets and country roads. The body style is a beautiful translation of a high performance luxury. A stone cold head turner. I love this car
Attractive design inside and out; wonderful features and automation; great German engineering; can select sport/comfort/eco ride; very comfortable riding; fun to drive; and maintenance free. Great gas mileage and performance. Classic design and style.