is nothing technically wrong with this brand-new version
of the "ultimate driving machine." It does
take a little bit of getting used to, however. The car
has more interior room than previous models due to a
good space planning effort along with a longer wheel-base.
Once you get used to the totally new lookand we
finally did after a whilethere is no doubt the
BMW 530i is a true pleasure to drive, and even better
the faster you drive it! We miss the Autobahn days!
but like with any electronic device, you need to get
past the learning curve.
car can go fast, no question, but sometimes getting
there felt a bit slow and left a sluggish aftertaste.
We figure a few tweaks will be made on the 2005 models.
these few flaws, the 530i remains a true driver's car
and is a fantastic road car.
optional packages on our test-drive car included: leather
upholstery, (most comfortable) power front sports seats,
18-inch wheels, performance run-flat tires, sport suspension,
Active (sometimes too-active) Front Steering (AFS),
Xenon headlights, and electric rear sunshade ($575).
The run on the gearshift feels quite long and the designed
interior can be rather austere.
a review of the 2009 BMW 535i Sedan
4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, powertrain warranty, road-side assistance and scheduled maintenance;
6-year anti-corrosion warranty.