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528i Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-18 City / 27 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 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

Exterior Features

  • 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

Interior Features

  • 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

Safety Features

  • 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)

2008 BMW 5 Series Owner Reviews

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2008 BMW 528I Great Car but it's expensive to maintain & repair

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

I enjoy my BMW 528I. The car rides smooth with power. It has decent interior room. The cost to maintain & repair is the major drawback. Currently, I have damage to the driver headlight insert. Its $1200 to replace. I've spent so much time trying to get it salvage with there always being a problem when it arrives. Otherwise, I have been satisfied with the car

- Kristen G

Highlight of my car is the safety feature

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

Overall it has been a great car. The tires are very expensive to replace. We have also had some electrical problems with the car and it can be very expensive to fix. Some of the electrical problems that we have encountered are the window screens not coming down, computer giving false alerts & trunk not opening

- Amanda M

Best year 2008 BMW BUILT.

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

My BMW IS 5 SERIES 2008.. Purchased it used. It drives very smooth. Performance is excellent. I have had it for 2 years. My car has the leather interior which is in good condition, moon roof works well, engine looks great. Electronic functions are still well intact. 2008 is well built. Oil change is $100.

- Ashley H

Smooth sailing comfort minus Bluetooth capability

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

I fell in love with some of the features this vehicle has such as memory settings for the seats, mirrors & wheel positioning, very big open sunroof, genuine comfortable sturdy leather, amazing pick up speed. Only thing I did not like was the fact there was no Bluetooth capability for this vehicle.

- Brenda B

2008 BMW X5 very nice conformable auto. Easy to drive.

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

Very smooth riding. Very fast. Quick reactions when stopping or turning. Large tires that last. Very good air conditioning. Easy controls for air conditioning and radio. Easy to set time mileage or any other controls. Easy to find any problems that may occur and also in most cases how to fix

- Beverly N

BMW Series 5- A Powerful and Enjoyable Vehicle

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

Performance is good, vehicle drives great and the leather is very comfortable. It has excellent features that make the car very enjoyable. It has good technology especially for a 2008 vehicle. It requires maintenance every now and then but it's not too bad. The sound system is also superb.

- Kiki B

Reverse sensors work very well. System tells you when the car needs service

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

My vehicle runs very well. With leather interior and warming seats. It is very good on gas. Some cons I'd say are that it sits low, very easy to curb it. Also it doesn't have a sync function to play music with your phone. Sometimes takes long to cool down in the summer as well

- Destiny M

It looks nice, drives smooth, accelerates quickly

2008 BMW 5 Series 528i

Very comfortable, good speed, good gas mileage except that it takes premium, it has Bluetooth for calls but not for music. It cost me quite a bit of money to fix the alternator and battery. I get nervous that something else will happen and I won't be able to afford it

- Ann D

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