Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Every model is standard-equipped with Dynamic Stability Control, which acts to help stabilize the vehicle in critical cornering or avoidance situations. Lowest rating is the 520d, which fits into group 31, while at the other end of the scale is the 540i that attracts a grouping of 40. Our 530iA was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in about 7. There are two parts to the test: an 'urban' cycle designed to reflect driving in a city environment with many stops and starts and an 'extra-urban' cycle designed to mirror more steady state motorway and country routes. To search by vehicle class or filter by other criteria please use the.
The 530i we drove offers an excellent balance with high-performance throttle response and handling without the expense of the 540i, which gets stuck with a Gas Guzzler Tax. The tailgate has a commendably low opening, giving access to the luggage bay right down to bumper-top level; if smaller items are to be loaded aboard, the rear glass can be raised separately. From 0-60 mph, the 530i is about a half-second quicker than a 525i; you can feel that. If you want to go all the way over the top, check out the high-performance M5 reviewed separately. For the ultimate in razor-sharp road behavior, the Sport suspension package is the choice. Stiffer springs and shock absorbers result in a slightly harsher ride quality, but enthusiasts may find this tradeoff in comfort is more than made up for by driving pleasure. .
We knew about the mileage when purchased but this was one of the factors making us switch as we have 2 new drivers that would have kept this car driving more hours at a higher cost. For most people, the standard suspension which is hardly standard is probably the better choice. It responds quickly to a tip of the throttle, dropping down a gear or two as needed. See the page for more info. It automatically changes volume according to speed, ties into a cellular telephone, and has tuning features useful for traveling from city to city. New Features and Revisions Advanced driver aids are now standard throughout. The overall shape of the 5 Series body is a well-done evolution of a handsome basic design that dates back more than two decades.
As a result, throttle response is even more precise than before. Interior Features The 5 Series interior gets high marks for comfort and appearance. They are true sports sedans, tracking precisely through corners with minimal body roll. The leatherette that comes standard on 525 and 530 models is attractive, with brushed-aluminum accents. Secondly, the 528i engine was replaced by the new 530i unit 225 hp , while the 5 Series saloon was now available with an entry-level 184-hp 525i trim. This same headlight technology becomes standard equipment on 540i models.
The 'combined' figure, which is the most often quoted, is an average of 'urban' and 'extra-urban' weighted by the distances covered in each test. The Premium package now includes wireless charging, Wi-Fi, head-up display, gesture control and automatic parallel parking. On the other hand, the 540i offers an incredible 324 pounds-feet of torque for brilliant acceleration performance. The bucket seats feel like buckets; they wrap around your lower back and derriere. All three models come standard with a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox, though the ratios are specifically tuned for each.
So are Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, plus parking sensors at both ends. They offer much better handling than any sport-utility vehicle and better performance than most sedans. For 2002, the Sport Package now includes power sport seats and an M sport steering wheel as well as 17-inch wheels with a new seven-spoke design. Foam-filled body cavities and well-designed door seals help keep noise at bay. The optional sports suspension is on the firm side and transmits road imperfections.
The 5 Series Gran Turismo hatch is no more. The map lights work very well, but a compass would be useful. The 5 Series body shell is extremely rigid, a plus in terms of both safety and noise reduction. In addition to the sedans, the 5 Series offers sport wagons 525iT and 540iT that are fantastic. Each model presents a distinct personality and price range, but all are wonderful cars in their own right. The little cubbyhole with the roll-up lid and the slot for pens on top of the console seem out of place in an otherwise beautiful 5 Series interior, however. The rest of the line-up performs almost as well, delivering a return on your investment of between 47 and 49 per cent.
Obviously, to get anywhere near the claimed 141. On top of that, the brand claims an impressive fuel return of 72. The 5 Series center console is much more elegantly designed than the somewhat disappointing console in the 3 Series cars. The 540 models come standard with Montana leather upholstery, burl walnut trim, automatic air conditioning, xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps. Also, a new intake manifold and increased valve lift improve performance. All other models face this same surcharge, although the 530e is £10 a year less. The 6-speed is distinguished with Shadowline exterior trim, 12-way power sport seats and a three-spoke sport steering wheel.
For 2002, the Sport Package includes power sport seats. Their suspensions offer a great balance between controlled ride quality and precise handling. These figures change to 53. Image 17 of 28 All the cars are fitted with a full suite of security measures, including a Thatcham category 1 rated alarm and immobiliser. Our 530i was equipped with this package and it reacted crisply to steering inputs. They slow the car right now, but at the same time are easy to modulate, not grabby like some of the power brakes on old American cars.
A new Convenience package brings heated front seats, satellite radio and a powered trunk lid. By comparison, a 525i accelerates from 0-60 in 7. During the next 3 years of production, the revised 5 Series underwent several updates, most of them focusing on new technical and electronic equipment. The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour 20 percent , in the suburbs 0 percent , and in heavy traffic 0 percent. For 2002, the 525i, 525iT, and 530i come standard with automatic air conditioning. They are true sports sedans, offering superb handling and responsive engines. It glides along quietly when cruising, feeling like finely engineered machinery.