Has index 7-8 injectors Zero turbo noiseRear hatch has manual struts on it but I do have the pump and struts to go back to auto. From a functional view point, it's an effective design. Our test car had the new Bamboo wood trim, stained very close to black. The 5 Series has nearly all the bells and whistles, and almost nothing to diminish the driving experience. And the 5 Series feels smaller on the road than its dimensions suggest. In short order, these knobs will become the 5 Series driver's best friends. I also have pictures prior to their replacement.
Yet with the stereo turned up about two-tenths of the way, you won't hear any of it. All other light lenses are clear and crack-free. Two big ticket options have been added for 2008. Exterior Alpine White with shadowline trim is an uncommon color in a population of predominately blue and black E61s. The suspension is firm, yet compliant. There are two six-cylinder engines, a V8, and an ultra-high performance V10, manual and automatic transmissions and optional all-wheel drive.
This car has just about everything you could ask for in a luxury sedan, including the features, comfort and convenience of full-size luxury models, the sporting character of smaller ones, and a good compromise between interior space and physical bulk. Most of the styling touch-up lies in subtle details, but in our view they add character to this luxury sedan. Those character lines crossing the rear end, or the double creases framing the hood, seem a bit overdone. For 2008, they're now flat in the armrest on the door, rather the above the armrest on the door panel, and sit right at the fingertips when the driver's arm lies on the rest. Slalom: This car is amazingly adept in the transitions, shifting weight without upsetting its course. The glass window opens separately, which is convenient when dropping a briefcase or a couple of bags in back.
Beyond these, manual control switches are few. Nevertheless, despite the gizmology overlay, these sedans continue to deliver a level of competence, comfort, and response that sets the pace in their class. If you decide to pick up the pace, you'll discover handling and overall performance that's hard to match in any sedan. Interior The Black Dakota leather is in exceptional condition. Car is very clean and well maintained with paperwork.
The dash center is dominated by a large electronic screen that displays various control functions, system readouts and the navigation map or Night Vision image when the car is so equipped. The most intriguing is a video-based lane-departure warning system that vibrates the steering wheel when its brain decides you've deviated from your intended path without meaning to. Leather inserts in the front door panels compliment the seats. The result is one of the most fastidiously maintained and exceptionally clean 535XiTs on the market. The Style 243 wheels are straight and true with very minor curb rash on the left front and right rear wheels. The 535xi was further handicapped, albeit only slightly, by the six-speed Steptronic automatic.
It could help, but only if the driver following correctly interprets the increased intensity of the brake lights. They are wrapped in Michelin X-Ice Tires with 90% tread remaining. Metallic dark blue with gray interior and dark wood trim. With a small dent on the hood shown in last picture. There are no warning lights and no system check messages. He has spared no expense during his stewardship, picking up where the previous owner left off a comprehensive list is in the mechanical paragraph.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-831-1117 -. The sunroof opens, closes, and tilts up on command; the shade is on the tracks and slides smoothly—both have been rebuilt. They include mild exterior revisions, improvements to the interior and a significant power boost for six-cylinder models. The 535i engine is considerably different. Fortunately, it can be switched off. I had to resort to manual-shift mode for the ideal launch and it worked beautifully, with a little scratch off the line that was easily modulated with the throttle. The finish and quality of materials inside have been improved as well.
The most obvious change for 2008 is the two-tone finish on the door panels. Like the previous system, it uses radar to keep the 5 Series from moving to close to a car ahead, without driver intervention. On the 5 Series at least, the curvy front-end, flat sides and high rear deck stand out less than they once did. The 550i also comes with Park Distance Control parking assist. The twin-turbo 535i, formerly the 530i, is the quickest six-cylinder 5 Series car ever. I once drove a 2008 535XiT cross-country and it handled the mission with aplomb, soaking up the miles in way few cars could. The N54 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline.
There are no typical Colorado leading edge paint chips on the hood or bumper cover and all surfaces including the headlights are protected by Clear Bra. The biggest improvement might be the relocated window switches. The heated steering wheel is a must for winter months. In any case, none of this seems to have hurt 5 Series sales, and five years into its model run the current generation has subtly evolved. Modestly refreshed for 2008, the latest 5-series Bimmers get some optional techno-tweaks. This has value on long freeway grinds, but it's annoying when you're clipping apexes on a favorite stretch of back road.
All paint and panels are original except for the front bumper cover and hood, which were replaced in 2016 after minor damage from road debris, which is documented on the Carfax and in the records. The six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission has been improved as well, and buyers can choose manual or automatic for the same price in all models. The seats feature a draped-leather look, with the upholstery hung loosely rather than pulled taught over the seat frames. This 5 Series sedan is roomier than those built prior to 2004. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. It seems more substantial than some small luxury or sport sedans, with more usable interior space.