2008 BMW 5 Series Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$44,600-$83,900
$41,030-$77,190
15 /CITY / 23 /HWY
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Available Trims for the 2008 BMW 5 Series
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 528i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 44600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
Name 528xi (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 46800.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name 535i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 49800.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name 535xi (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 52000.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name 550i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58800.00 Engine 4.8L/293 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name M5 (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 83900.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 11/17
Name 535xiT (4dr Sports Wgn AWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 54400.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • 10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr head restraints, 2-position driver seat memory
  • Leather-trimmed 2-level center console compartments w/climate-controlled lower compartment
  • Adjustable front center armrest
  • Fold-up rear center armrest
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: auto tilt-up, audio controls, cruise controls, Bluetooth phone controls, 2-position memory
  • Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer w/variable warning segment
  • LCD main & trip odometers
  • Check control vehicle monitor system
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, close from exterior lock
  • Central locking system-inc: double-lock, selective unlock
  • Remote keyless entry w/multi-function remote-inc: interior light activation, remote trunk release, window down, moonroof open, alarm
  • BMW Assist-inc: auto collision notification, SOS button, roadside assistance, (4) year subscription
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • TeleService activation
  • iDrive system-inc: on-board computer/controller, (6) programmable memory keys
  • Pwr trunk release
  • Alarm system w/interior motion detector
  • Coded driveaway protection (prevents engine from starting w/o proper key)
  • Cruise control
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, (10) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, radio data system (RDS)
  • Auxiliary audio input in back of center console
  • FM diversity antenna
  • Prep for CD changer & Sirius satellite radio
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control-inc: auto air recirculation, bi-directional solar sensor, heat-at-rest function, humidity control, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glovebox w/rechargeable take-out flashlight
  • Pwr outlets-inc: front passenger footwell, trunk
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Front/rear open door storage compartments
  • Dark poplar wood trim
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Courtesy lights w/fade in/fade out feature
  • BMW Ambiance Lighting
  • Dual front/rear reading lights
  • Seatback storage compartments
  • Fully finished trunk w/reversible mat
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • 10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr head restraints, 2-position driver seat memory, 4-way pwr lumbar
  • Dakota leather seat trim
  • Front/rear park distance control (PDC) w/graphic display
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Interior light pkg-inc: door handles, door storage bins, front footwell, rear exit/entry lighting, additional trunk
  • Extended Merino leather seat trim
  • Pwr heated M sport front bucket seats-inc: 18-way pwr driver seat, 14-way pwr passenger seat, 4-way lumbar support, thigh support, passive backrest width, 2-position driver seat memory
  • 2-level center console compartments w/climate-controlled lower compartment
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic M sport steering wheel-inc: audio controls, cruise controls, Bluetooth phone controls, (1) programmable control, MDrive selector, 2-position memory
  • M-design instrumentation w/white-illuminated gauges & red pointers
  • Oil temp gauge
  • Service interval indicator w/miles-to-service readout
  • iDrive system-inc: on-board DVD-based navigation system, 8.8" screen w/16:9 format, voice command system, force feedback controller, 8-function on-board computer, automatic ventilation, TeleService
  • MDrive system-inc: 1-touch selection of preferred combinations of throttle/pwr settings, transmission programs, EDC modes, DSC modes w/de-activation mode
  • Anti-theft Logic7 audio system-inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD player, MP3 capability, (13) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, digital signal processing, surround sound simulation, radio data system (RDS)
  • Real time traffic info w/(4) year subscription
  • Prep for CD changer
  • Brushed aluminum trim
  • Interior light pkg-inc: door handles, door storage bins, front footwell, M exit/entry lighting, additional trunk
  • Illuminated shift lever
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Remote keyless entry w/multi-function remote-inc: interior light activation, remote tailgate release, window down, moonroof open, alarm
  • Pwr tailgate release
  • Pwr outlets-inc: front passenger footwell, cargo area
  • Cargo area-inc: cargo cover, cargo net, storage compartments, underfloor storage, bag holders
EXTERIOR
  • 2-way pwr tilt/slide moonroof-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, open/close from exterior lock
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers
  • Chrome & matte-black side window trim
  • Halogen automatic headlights
  • Halogen free-form fog lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Body-color pwr heated mirrors-inc: reverse gear activated passenger-side auto-tilt-down, 2-position mirror memory
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers-inc: articulated passenger-side wiper arm, single-wipe control, heated washer jets
  • Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: dynamic auto-leveling, low-speed cornering lights
  • LED ground lighting
  • Auto-dimming body-color pwr folding heated mirrors-inc: reverse gear activated passenger-side auto-tilt-down, 2-position mirror memory
  • Wraparound body-color M bumpers-inc: hydraulic energy absorbers, front compressible elements
  • Front/rear M spoiler
  • Front air intakes w/flaps
  • Rear M apron/air diffuser w/flaps
  • Side gills w/M5 logo
  • Unique side sills
  • Satin chrome shadowline window trim
  • Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: dynamic auto-leveling, retractable high-pressure headlight cleaning system
  • Auto-dimming pwr folding heated M mirrors-inc: reverse gear activated passenger-side auto-tilt-down, 2-position mirror memory
  • Heated door locks
  • Roof rails
  • Dual-panel panorama pwr moonroof-inc: front panel slides open, both panels tilt-up, open/close from exterior lock, pwr sunshade, all-function 1-touch, anti-trapping feature
  • Variable intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
  • Low-liftover automatic tailgate-inc: opening rear window, soft-close feature
MECHANICAL
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic
  • Direct ignition system w/knock control
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling
  • Pwr water pump
  • Volume-controlled oil pump
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension
  • Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Front/rear aluminum subframes
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P225/50VR17 all-season tires
  • 17" x 7.5" star spoke alloy wheels (style 138)
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive Servotronic pwr steering-inc: variable assist, variable-ratio
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-inc: dynamic brake control, hill descent control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, traction control
  • xDrive all-wheel drive system w/variable torque split
  • 3.0L DOHC DI 24-valve twin-turbocharged I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, intercooler
  • Aluminum cylinder block & heads
  • 17" x 7.5" star spoke alloy wheels (style 243)
  • 4.8L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic, 2-stage air intake manifold
  • 17" x 8.0" V-spoke alloy wheels (style 245)
  • 5.0L DOHC 40-valve V10 engine-inc: M high-pressure double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Direct ignition system w/pencil coils
  • (10) individual throttles electronically controlled w/variable throttle response & maximum pwr level (3 settings)
  • G-sensitive semi-dry oil sump lubrication system
  • Oil coolant heat exchanger
  • 7-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG)-inc: Drivelogic, (11) shift programs, launch control
  • M variable differential lock
  • M Dynamic Stability Control-inc: all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering/braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, M dynamic mode
  • Electronic damper control w/comfort, normal, & sport programs
  • M suspension system
  • P255/40ZR19 front performance tires
  • P285/35ZR19 rear performance tires
  • 19" x 8.5" front M double spoke alloy wheels (style 166M)
  • 19" x 9.5" rear M double spoke alloy wheels (style 166M)
  • M mobility system-inc: compressor w/sealant to fix flat tires
  • M Servotronic vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-ratio variable assist pwr steering w/M driving dynamics (Comfort & Sport levels)
  • 4-wheel M cross-drilled ventilated compound disc brakes
  • (4) stainless-steel exhaust tips
  • Aluminum 4-link self-leveling integral rear air suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
    • Driver/front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger deployment sensor
    • Front/rear Head Protection System (AHPS II) curtain airbags
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Front safety belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters
    • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
    • LATCH attachments for rear seats
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement
    • Interlocking door anchoring system
    • Daytime running lights
    • Battery safety terminal
    • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)-inc: dynamic brake control, hill descent control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, traction control
    • M Dynamic Stability Control-inc: all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering/braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, M dynamic mode
    ENTERTAINMENT

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