2011 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2011 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"style" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2011 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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5

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PERFECT SYMPHONY OF WHAT THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE SHOULD BE.

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PRICE, BUT IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BUY IT.

AutoFirm
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The Ultimate Driving Machine — I don't think there's any other car, no matter how expensive it is, can come close to this BMW 550i with M sport package. It's has a very powerfull and extremely resposive engine that communicates in a sliky way with its 8 speed automatice transmission.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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AutoFirm writes:
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The absolute definition of the ultimate driving machine. Luxury + Performance + Style

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AutoFirm
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The Absolute Definition Of The Ultimate Driving Machine. Luxury + Performance + Style — I own a luxury car dealership and I'm fortunate enough to have an access to ANY car to drive. After driving the BMW 550i with M sport package, I've found out that it is the perfect mixture of performance, luxury, and style.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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illiamw writes:
2011 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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Power, comfort, styling

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illiamw
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The All New Ultimate Driving Machine... The F10 5 Series Sedan — Since the F10 concept platform has been conceived by BMW, it has gone a long way until production. This is undoubtedly one of the greatest 5 series every built by BMW, albeit the spirited fun driving experience is mildly diminished from the previous generation E60. The all new 5 series looks and feels like a smaller version of the F01 7-series. With all the electronic gadgets added to the 5, the car-to-driver connection has been compromised. Don't get me wrong, it's still a fast car, thanks to its all-new 4.4L TwinTurbo V8 that pumps out 400 horses and 450 lb-ft of torque, propelling you from 0-60 in less than 5.1 seconds; however, the "extension of your arms and legs" feeling is no longer there. However, this is compensated by comfort, technology, and everyday usability. Overall this is a great family sports sedan to have in your garage.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2011 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive Review
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Bad fast for a 4 door, AWD everyday car that also gets great gas mileage

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Hard to see out of mirrors, they are small and hard to see past the large sport seats

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Awesome 4 Door Rocket — BMW quality, maintenance included and warranty is great. AWD is great. Comfortable ride. Plenty of room for most families. Tight with 2 cars seats and lots of kids stuff though. Gas mileage is great for the amount of car and power. Comfortable on long trips and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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FAST

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eamin1
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Excellent Car — loved the luxury and comfort in the car. Starting 2011, BMW focused more on bringing whats in the 7 series down the 5 series, vs before, were they were focusing on expanding the luxury of the 3 series. I disliked the pick up compared to the 3 series with the same engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Review
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Style, power & handling

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Gas mileage

taylordillon
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Buy A Bmw 550, You Won't Regret It. — I'll buy another one! I've owned 4 BMWs and I bought this 2011 a year old with 9k miles. I love this car. For a sport sedan, i don't think anything beats it. Just go test drive one to see for yourself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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Great pick up (300hp Twin-turbo engine), hugs the road and handles great on turns.

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Not enough trunk space

acura2010tsx
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Low Miles- Low Price 2011 Bmw 535i — I have had this car for 9 months and it handles great. It has twin turbo engines that give you the power when you need to accelerate. The car has illuminated interior (red) that looks great and cozy when you are driving around at night.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sweetangel7064 writes:
2011 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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the ride, reliability, style, storage, and power, heated steering wheel!

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leg room in back seat

sweetangel7064
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Beautiful Inside And Out — I love the ride, the style, storage, reliability and the ride. I loved the stylish lighting at night on the inside. I love how my iphone syncs wireless and that i can add songs to the hard drive instead of inserting a cd.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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Handling is much better than my 2006 528I, I love the 8 speeds, I am getting 28.3 mpg combined with mostly in town driving. Handles great at 135 mph with still plenty of speed leftover. Braking is very good and cornering is very predictable. I love this car!

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Would like to have the power of the 535 but not a must

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I Love This Vehicle? — This vehicle is really a step forward for the BMW 5 series, the overall driving experience has been inhanced greatly from the previous 5 series line. The new series performs and handles and feels like a quantum leep from the previous model years. I can't imagine going back to my old 2006 528I. Very happy!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Review
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The car is absolutely mint and fun to drive!

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If there was one, I'd list it.

fnelady
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Mint 2011 Bmw 535 Xi, Cold Weather Package, Navigation, Satellite Radio, Rear Heated Seats — I love the way this car drives and handles overall. The gas mileage is great. It has such a roomy interior and fits three full size carseats in the rear. The rear heated seats are a plus. This car is great for trips or just back and forth to work. The maintenace is free for five years so virtually nothing to do but gas up and drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2009 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Terrific, Reliable 528i By lallensmith2005

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