Long regarded as the benchmark for midsize luxury sports sedans, the BMW 5 Series maintains the performance cred it's established over the decades. These days, this 5-passenger executive car adds to its appeal with a wide range of models to compete with rivals like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Lexus GS.
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If you want your executive sedan to boast ample performance and technology along with luxurious amenities, the BMW 5 Series dishes out those traits in equal measure. Efficiency isn't lost on this German car, either, with 4-cylinder models attaining up to 34 mpg and a diesel good for 38 mpg.
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If supple ride manners are more important than driving dynamics, try a Lexus or Mercedes. The latter also offers a diesel E-Class that earns up to 42 mpg. And while no one expects such a luxury car to be inexpensive, BMW's pricing structure is vast and climbs quickly.
This luxury car drives smoothly and is reliable. It is comfortable and roomy. One consideration is that the maintenance can get expensive and factory parts are preferred. Tires are run/flats which means there is no space in the car for a spare tire. However, in my years of driving the vehicle, I have never had a flat (but if I did, I could rely on the tires to get me to nearest repair). One major problem is that the car runs so smoothly that you can easily go 20 mph over the speed limit without feeling it; so you have to be mindful of your speed.
BMW cars have very few mechanical problems.
Overall, I really like owning and driving my BMW. It rarely has mechanical problems. The last issue I had with the car was an oil change and I had to get new tires because I was negligent and having them rotated. My only complaint with my BMW is that when you have repairs, they are very expensive. However, I wouldn't trade my BMW for any other model because of the way it handles the road and is a very comfortable and quiet ride.
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My vehicle is great because it's a crossover. I have a long commute and an SUV would be very costly with gas but I have a growing family and really needed the space. It also has an eco setting for my commute and then comfort and even turbo settings for when I need the car to be quicker. My car also has all the BMW luxuries, soft close doors, talk to text and Nav, backup camera, handles trunk open, etc.
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