- November 8, 2008
A Closer Look at the 2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan
The 2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan is highly ranked among the luxury cars or sedans within its league. Its high ranking has been the subject of evaluation from automobile experts as well as from car enthusiasts who have tried and tested the BMW 5- series for themselves. This BMW Sedan has been evaluated through overall assessment, performance, exterior and interior features, safety and reliability, as well as specifications.
The overall assessment of the BMW 5 series is that this vehicle excels in almost all categories be it in safety, reliability, or performance. Thus, it is highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a top-performing yet reliable luxury sedan. It is a fully functional, comfortable and truly innovative automobile, with the 2008 5-series having undergone a few adjustments in exterior styling.
Moreover, unlike most luxury sedans, the 2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan is surprisingly fuel-efficient. Thus, apart from its super performance and sophisticated styling, this sedan is a cost-effective purchase for those who want to acquire the best worth for their money.
For a car as spacious as this 5 series, fuel efficiency is already a plus, unlike its many gas-juggling counterparts.
Even when the engine of the 2008 5 series necessitates premium fuel, it does not utilize as much gasoline. This indeed makes the sedan highly worth the price, despite its hefty cost.
The engine of the 5 series is well-known to be level and powerful. It has excellent power train features, and smooth handling functionality.
This vehicle can stop and maneuver through rough corners easily and smoothly. Many of those who have tested the BMW 2008 are amazed by the superb balance maintained by the vehicle while on the road.
As for reliability, BMW provides full warranty on its vehicles which covers four years and a total of 50,000 miles.
On top of this, a 12-year warranty is also offered, which is also known as the unlimited-mileage warranty. For BMW drivers and owners within the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, they are offered with 24-hour assistance which covers any of the services: flat tire assistance, routing advice, lock-out services, and emergency gasoline.
As reviewed by the J.D. Power and Associates, the 2008 BMW 5 Series sedan scored 8 out 10 in reliability rating.
There are varied ratings for the 5 series when it came to safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates this luxury sedan with three stars out of five, when it came to driver protection during front-impact collisions.
As for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2008 BMW 5 series earns a “good rating” for frontal collisions, while for side-impact collisions, it only earns a “marginal” rating.
Due mainly to the innovative and original design of the 2008 BMW 5 Series, it has earned excellent ratings when it comes to exterior and interior styling. It is often described as luxuriously dramatic, effectively combining both flair and function. Although not noticeable at first glance, the evolutionary exterior changes of the 5 series can be identified in the front and rear, such as the edges, headlights, and trunk.
As for the interior design, the 2008 BMW 5 series received mixed reviews from the Auto Press, car websites, and from consumer publications. While the interiors were described to be rather conventional, the general feel of luxury is still palpable in the 5 series.
The seating of the sedan is comfortable, both in the front and back adjustable seats. The technological features are impressive, including the Logic 7 sound system and the BMW iDrive which is actually a control for navigation and climate systems. Although the iDrive has received mixed reviews for being difficult to control, other features such as the hands-free cell phone and the top-notch sound system make the cost all the more worthwhile.