2011 BMW 5 Series

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  • Name 528i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45050.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
  • Name 535i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 50100.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
  • Name 535i xDrive (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 52400.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
  • Name 550i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 60200.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name 550i xDrive (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 62500.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • 10-way power-adjustable front bucket seats -inc: dual 4-way lumbar support, driver seat memory
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Fold-up rear seat center armrest
  • Floor mats
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel -inc: controls for audio system, cruise control, Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone
  • Power tilt & telescopic steering wheel -inc: automatic tilt-up for easy entry & exit, steering wheel memory
  • Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer
  • iDrive system -inc: on-board computer, controller, (8) programmable memory buttons
  • Condition-based service display w/additional functions accessible through iDrive system
  • Service interval indicator & expanded check control vehicle monitor system
  • Power windows -inc: key-off & "one touch" up & down operation both front & rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, closing from exterior lock
  • Remote keyless entry security alarm system -inc: selective unlocking & double-lock feature (programmed at BMW center), remote trunk opening, interior motion detector, panic feature, engine immobilizer
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system -inc: keyhead remote operation, interior motion detector
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: separate left/right temperature & air distribution controls, automatic air recirculation
  • Micro-filter ventilation system -inc: replaceable active-charcoal filters
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove compartment
  • Dual cupholders in front & rear
  • Power outlet in front passenger footwell, front center console storage compartment, rear center console, trunk
  • Additional 12-V pwr sockets (Start of production 9-1-10)
  • Dark wood interior trim
  • Open storage compartments in all doors & front seatback storage
  • Dual front sun visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Front map lights & rear reading lights w/separate controls for the left & right
  • Interior courtesy lights w/auto-dimming function
  • Fully finished trunk w/interior & remote trunk release
  • Black Panel display technology
  • Dakota leather upholstery & door trim -inc: seat surfaces, armrests in center console & doors, headrests for front seats & outer rear seats, gear shift lever boot
  • Integrated 3-button universal garage door opener
  • Hard drive-based navigation system -inc: voice feedback, voice command system, real time traffic information, online information services
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Interior ambiance lighting
  • 17" x 8.0" star-spoke light alloy wheels (style 327) -inc: P225/55R17 run-flat all-season tires
  • 2-way pwr moonroof -inc: remote expanded "one-touch" operation, anti-trapping feature, sliding interior sunshade
  • Automatic headlight on/off control
  • Front foglights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Power adjustable heated folding body-color sideview mirrors -inc: mirror memory, automatic tilt-down of passenger side mirror (when car is shifted into reverse gear)
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/adjustable speed
  • 18" x 8.0" radial-spoke light alloy wheels (style 237) -inc: P245/45R18 run-flat all-season tires
  • Xenon headlights -inc: dynamic auto-leveling, LED corona headlight-rings, cornering lights
  • Adaptive headlight control
  • 18" x 8.0" star-spoke light alloy wheels (style 330) -inc: P245/45R18 run-flat all-season tires
  • Auto-dimming exterior sideview mirrors
  • 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission -inc: sport & manual shift modes, adaptive transmission control (ATC)
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine -inc: composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Direct ignition system w/knock control
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Electronic limited-slip differential
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)
  • Front multi-link double-wishbone aluminum suspension
  • Rear multi-link integral-V aluminum suspension
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist (Servotronic) variable-ratio power steering
  • Brake energy regeneration system
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged I6 engine -inc: piezo direct fuel injection, Valvetronic, double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • xDrive all wheel drive system
  • 4.4L 32-valve twin-turbocharged V8 engine -inc: 4-overhead camshafts, piezo direct fuel injection, double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
    • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) -inc: composite front rotors, dynamic brake control (DBC), brake pad wear indicators
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by features, dynamic traction control (DTC)
    • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
    • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/advanced technology -inc: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
    • Front seat side-impact airbags
    • Front & rear seat head protection system (HPS)
    • BMW Assist Safety Plan -inc: (4) years of automatic collision notification, emergency request, enhanced roadside assistance, door unlock, stolen vehicle recovery, customer relations, TeleService; MyInfo lets you send business locations & street addresses directly to your BMW & navigation system (if so equipped)
    • BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive & active safety features
    • Crash sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, turns on hazard & interior lights
    • 3-point safety belts w/force limiters & head restraints at all seating positions
    • Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners
    • Acoustic safety-belt warning
    • Active head restraints for driver & front passenger
    • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Emergency interior trunk release handle
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • Hill descent control (HDC)
    • Front & rear park distance control
    • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD audio system w/MP3 capabilities -inc: auto-store, FM diversity antenna system, aux input in center console
    • HD Radio w/"multicast" FM station reception
    • Satellite radio preparation
    • High-fidelity 12-speaker sound system -inc: (2) subwoofers under the front seats, 205-watt digital 7-channel amplifier
    • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling, phonebook downloading, speech recognition capabilities
    • High-fidelity 10-speaker sound system -inc: (3) tweeters, (5) mid-range speakers, central bass speaker under each front seat, 180-watt analog multi-channel amplifier

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