2009 BMW 5 Series

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  • Name 528i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45800.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
  • Name 528i xDrive (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 48100.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name 535i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 51100.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Name 535i xDrive (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 53400.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name 550i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 60400.00 Engine 4.8L/293 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
  • Name 535i xDrive (4dr Sports Wgn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 55800.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Front bucket seats w/2-position driver seat memory
  • 10-way pwr front seats w/pwr head restraints
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • Dual-compartment front center console -inc: provision for phone headset
  • Adjustable front center armrest
  • Fold-up rear center armrest
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: auto tilt-up, 2-position memory
  • Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer
  • LCD main & trip odometers
  • iDrive system -inc: on-board computer/controller, (6) programmable memory keys
  • Check control vehicle monitor system
  • External temp display w/alarm for freezing temp
  • Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, remote open, close from exterior lock
  • Central locking system -inc: double-lock, selective unlock
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Pwr trunk release
  • Alarm system w/interior motion detector
  • Coded driveaway protection
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: automatic air recirculation, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation
  • Rear window defroster
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Smokers pkg
  • Pwr outlets -inc: front passenger footwell, center console, trunk
  • Front/rear door open storage compartments
  • Dark poplar wood interior trim
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual front/rear reading lights
  • Courtesy lights w/automatic dimming
  • Front seatback storage compartments
  • Driver & passenger 4-way pwr lumbar
  • Dakota leather seat trim
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • BMW ambiance lighting
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Pwr tailgate release
  • Locking glovebox -inc: rechargeable take-out flashlight
  • Pwr outlets -inc: front passenger footwell, center console, cargo area
  • Cargo area -inc: cargo cover, underfloor storage w/adjustable dividers, toolkit
  • 17" x 7.5" double-spoke alloy wheels (style 278) -inc: P225/50R17 all-season tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: 1-touch operation, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, wind deflector
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers
  • Chrome line trim
  • Halogen free-form automatic headlights
  • Halogen free-form fog lights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Body-color pwr heated mirrors -inc: passenger-side auto-tilt-down in reverse, 2-position mirror memory
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers -inc: heated washer jets
  • 17" x 7.5" V-spoke alloy wheels (style 277) -inc: P225/50R17 all-season tires
  • Xenon automatic headlights -inc: dynamic auto-leveling, cornering lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • 17" x 8.0" V-spoke alloy wheels (style 245) -inc: P225/50R17 all-season tires
  • Auto-dimming body-color pwr folding heated mirrors -inc: passenger-side auto-tilt-down in reverse, 2-position mirror memory
  • Dual-panel panoramic pwr slide/lift moonroof -inc: 1-touch operation, pwr sunshade, wind deflector
  • Roof rails
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Low-liftover tailgate w/opening rear window
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 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
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling
  • Double-pivot strut-type front suspension
  • 4-link integral rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Front/rear aluminum subframes
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive Servotronic pwr steering -inc: variable assist, variable-ratio
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust system
  • xDrive all-wheel drive system
  • 3.0L DOHC DI 24-valve twin-turbocharged I6 engine -inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • 4.8L 32-valve V8 engine -inc: 4-overhead camshafts, double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic, 2-stage air intake manifold
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/dynamic brake control (DBC)
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by
    • Interlocking door anchoring system
    • Driver/front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger deployment sensor
    • Front/rear curtain side-impact airbags
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • BMW Assist -inc: Bluetooth, automatic collision notification, emergency request, roadside assistance, door unlock, stolen vehicle recovery, (4) year subscription
    • TeleService activation
    • Impact sensor -inc: battery safety terminal activation, turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors
    • 3-point safety belt system -inc: front pretensioners & force limiters, passenger automatic locking retractors (ALR)
    • LATCH attachments for outboard rear seats
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Emergency trunk release handle
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • Hill descent control (HDC)
    • Corona ring daytime running lights w/variable light decoding
    • Front/rear park distance control w/graphic display
    • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: auto-store
    • Hi-fi sound system -inc: (10) speakers
    • Auxiliary audio input
    • FM diversity antenna
    • Prep for satellite radio

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