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2015 BMW 5-Series – 528i RWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 Auto Trans (Base Trim)

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We liked
  • Six-Cylinder Smoothness
  • A No-Excuses 5 Series
  • All-Wheel Drive Available
We disliked
  • Can Hit $90,000
  • No Wagon Variant
  • Noisy Run-Flats
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MSRP
$49,950
MPG
23 / 34
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ENGINE
2.0L I4
HORSE POWER
240 hp
@ 5,000 rpm
TORQUE
260 ft lb
of torque @ 1,250 rpm
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Those wanting everything a BMW is touted to be—a no-excuses driver’s car with all the amenities and plenty of punch—and preferring diesel power need to go straight to the 5 Series. It’s expensive, and there’s no wagon (BMW says get the similarly powered X5 SUV instead), but there is plenty of room and zoom, plus the inherent fuel efficiency of smooth, six-cylinder diesel power. The competition is going to four cylinders and 40-plus-mpg highway ratings, but for now BMW offers the traditional path to luxury diesel power with six cylinders. There’s little new in the 535d this year—it’s mid-cycle between freshenings—but there’s all the tech and luxury one could ask for on the option sheet…as long as its steep price doesn’t scare you off.
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2016 BMW 5-Series

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$50,200
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2.0L I4
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2015 BMW 5-Series

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$49,950
23 / 34
2.0L I4
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2014 BMW 5-Series

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$49,500
23 / 34
2.0L I4
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2014 BMW 535d First Test
Smoky and Sweet
Erick AyapanaMar 24, 2015

2013 BMW 5-Series

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$47,800
24 / 34
2.0L I4
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2012 BMW 5-Series

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$46,900
23 / 34
2.0L I4
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2012 BMW 528i Verdict
There used to be a TV show called "This Is Your Life," in which some unsuspecting soul was led before a TV studio audience and told the story of his or her life through vignettes from people from his or her past.
Kim ReynoldsDec 10, 2013
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2012 BMW 528i Long Term Update 5
Efficient Dynamics (?)
Kim ReynoldsMar 12, 2013
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2012 BMW 528i Long-Term Update 4
The Ghost in the Ultimate Driving Machine
Kim ReynoldsDec 7, 2012
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2012 BMW 528i Long-Term Update 3
Efficient Dynamics - Part Two
Kim ReynoldsOct 30, 2012
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2012 BMW 528i Long-Term Update 2
Start/Stop: Silly or Successful?
Kim ReynoldsAug 22, 2012
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2012 BMW 528i Long-Term Update 1
Door Hurling
Kim ReynoldsJun 22, 2012
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2012 BMW 528i Arrival
Can a 2.0-liter engine really power a satisfying 5 Series?
Kim ReynoldsApr 19, 2012
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Six-Cylinder Midsize Luxury Sedan Comparison
Mid-Life Medicine: Four Remedies For Your 40s
Ron KiinoApr 9, 2012
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2012 BMW 535i First Test
The Middle Ground: Learning To Say Goldilocks In Bavarian
Jonny LiebermanApr 6, 2012
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First Drive: 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
Great Car, Complicated Argument
Kim ReynoldsFeb 3, 2012
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First Drive: 2012 BMW 528i
What's In A Downsize?
Scott EvansOct 26, 2011

2011 BMW 5-Series

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$45,050
21 / 32
3.0L I6
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BMW's U.S. Chief "Disappointed" by Slow 5 Series GT Sales, Would A Wagon Have Worked Instead?
Crossover's Sales are Drastically Below Expectations
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First Test: 2011 BMW 550i
Two Generations Past the Ultimate Driving Machine
Todd LassaOct 29, 2010
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2011 BMW 5 Series Touring
Europeans Get a True 5 Series Wagon
Evan McCauslandSep 13, 2010
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First Drive: 2011 BMW 550i
More of the Same, Yet Better in Every Way
Matt StoneMay 12, 2010
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Comparison: 2011 BMW 535i vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350
Clash of the Two-Tons: Germany's Premier Execsedans Duke it out Once Again
Frank MarkusFeb 15, 2010
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First Test: 2011 BMW 535i
F for Effort
Frank MarkusJan 21, 2010

2010 BMW 5-Series

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$45,950
18 / 28
3.0L I6
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Verdict: 2010 BMW 535i Gran Turismo
Segment-buster, or Just Plain Bust? A Little of Both.
Mike FloydDec 8, 2011
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Long Term Update 6: 2010 BMW 535i GT
Our Bimmer hits 20,000 miles and doesn’t look back
Mike FloydSep 16, 2011
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Long Term Update 5: 2010 BMW 535i GT
Touring Time
Mike FloydJul 12, 2011
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Long Term Update 4: 2010 BMW 535i GT
"Rolling GT-style in this 4579-pound, rear-drive Frankenwagoncrossover."
Mike FloydJun 6, 2011
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Long Term Update 3: 2010 BMW 535i GT
"As I maneuver the 5GT in and out of the garage, there's a faint squeak from the steering column."
Allyson HarwoodApr 27, 2011
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Long Term Update 2: 2010 BMW 535i GT
"Odd that you'd pick a BMW as a cruiser, but that's exactly what the 535i GT is."
Allyson HarwoodFeb 22, 2011
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Long Term Update 1: 2010 BMW 535i GT
A Third-Generation Aztek?
Allyson HarwoodJan 19, 2011
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Arrival: 2010 BMW 535i GT
Blurring the Line Between Car and Crossover
Ron KiinoDec 29, 2010
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First Drive: 2010 BMW 550i GT
Alien Fashion: Like Some Euro-Style Trends, We Just May Not “Get” This One
Frank MarkusNov 17, 2009
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First Drive: 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Car or Crossover? Doesn't Matter What You Call It, It Works
Angus MacKenzieSep 18, 2009
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2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo First Look
BMW Carves Out Yet Another Niche with New Grand Tourer
Carlos LagoMay 26, 2009

2009 BMW 5-Series

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$45,800
18 / 28
3.0L I6
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2008 BMW 5-Series

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$44,600
18 / 28
3.0L I6
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BMW 550i vs Jaguar XF vs Lexus GS 460 vs Mercedes-Benz E550 Luxury Sport Sedan Comparison
Private Reserve Cabs: Intoxicating the Senses With Luxury, Sport, and V-8 Power
Ron KiinoMay 19, 2008
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2008 BMW 550i Quick Test
The 550i blitzes to 60 in 4.8 seconds and the quarter in 13.3 at 105.1 mph
Ron KiinoMay 16, 2008

2007 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$43,500
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3.0L I6
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2006 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$42,500
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3.0L I6
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First Look: 2006 BMW 530xi Sport Wagon
This June, BMW's 5 Series gets three major enhancements--and none of them is controversial: the high-tech 3.0-liter six we sampled in the new 3 Series, xDrive AWD, and svelte wagon bodywork....
Frank MarkusAug 1, 2005

2005 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$41,300
N/A
2.5L I6
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2005 BMW 750i First Test
Love At First Bite: It's kiss-and-make-up time
Frank MarkusNov 23, 2005
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2005 BMW 545i vs. 2005 Cadillac STS V8 vs. 2006 Infiniti M45 Sport vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Sideways Luxury Sedan Comparison
Sideways: Taste-testing fine V-8 whines in California's vineyard country. Has this quartet of luxury sedans been aged to perfection?
Kim ReynoldsNov 21, 2005
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BMW M5 vs. Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Comparison
Stand back--when BMW's awesome new, V-10-powered M5 takes on the supercharged Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG...well, let's just say Werner von Braun would be impressed.
Paul HorrellJan 28, 2005

2004 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$39,800
19 / 28
2.5L I6
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Six Degrees of Separation - Luxury Sport Sedan Specs
Like you, we frequently encounter disconnects between perception and reality when it comes to the driving experience.
May 1, 2005
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Luxury Sport Comparison
Six Degrees of Separation: A flog can be a slog unless you're in the right car.
Ron SessionsMar 9, 2005
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2004 BMW 545i vs. 2005 Cadillac STS Sport Sedan Comparison
Executive Privilege: The Standard of the World takes a midsize luxury/sport sedan crack at the Ultimate Driving Machine
Ron SessionsJul 14, 2004
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BMW Ultimate Drive for Cancer Foundation Reaches 1 Million Miles, Raising $1 Million
Bay area breast cancer survivors took part in a symbolic drive to BMW of San Francisco last week,...
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2004 BMW 5Series 530i First Drive
The 5 Series advances. Has it left devotees behind?
Arthur St. AntoineAug 4, 2003

2003 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$37,600
20 / 29
2.5L I6
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2002 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$35,950
20 / 29
2.5L I6
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2001 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$35,400
20 / 29
2.5L I6
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Road Test: Audi A4 1.8T Avant, BMW 540i Sport Wagon, Mercedes-Benz E320 Wagon, Saab 9-5 Wagon, Volvo V40. Luxury Sport Wagons
If you think of a wagon only as a "station wagon" with fake wood on the side and ocean-liner handling prowess-the ho-hum precursor to sport/utilities and minivans-you've got a lot to learn.
Rik PaulDec 15, 2003
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Serious Sport Sedans
We Test Four Hot-Performing, Luxurious, V-8 Power Brokers. Which Is Best For You?
Matt StoneSep 1, 2001

2000 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$38,900
21 / 29
2.8L I6
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1999 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$38,900
20 / 28
2.8L I6
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1998 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$38,900
20 / 28
2.8L I6
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1997 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$38,900
19 / 28
2.8L I6
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Road Test: 1997 BMW 540i
Of all the long-term test cars we've ever had, only two made us misty-eyed when they were returned: our speed-yellow 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and this jet-black 1997 BMW 540i manual.
Kevin WingMay 15, 1999
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Multi-Car - Long-Term Updates - BMW - Cadillac - Porsche
The awe-inspiring BMW 540i six-speed continues to impress us as the best sedan the world has ever known, with excellent handling, an opulent interior, and more than enough suds to out-gun 99 percent of '60s musclecars.
Jeff BartlettJul 1, 1997

1995 BMW 5-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$36,500
19 / 28
2.5L I6
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1994 BMW 5-Series

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1994 BMW 540i - Long-Term Wrap Up
Let's face it-only a few things in this world really make life worth living: love, reading Motor Trend, champagne, and driving a BMW.
B.J. KilleenApr 1, 1995
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