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2011 BMW 528 Overview

As far as mid-size luxury sedans go, the redesigned 2011 BMW 528i is at the head of its class with premium appointments, sleek styling and excellent fuel economy.

BMW’s 5 Series features 528i, 535i and 550i trims and is as popular as the bread-and-butter 3 Series.  The wagon model has been discontinued in the United States leaving the sedan on its own.  The entry-level 2011 528i adds three inches of length too an already spacious vehicle, which according to BMW leads the luxury sedan class.

If you yearn for a closer, tighter ride, BMW’s Adaptive Drive utilizes Active Roll Stabilization and Dynamic Damping Control, which gives the 528i greater contact with the road when cornering, allowing for a more level ride.  BMW’s Active Steering system adds to the driving experience by adjusting how much the car turns for a given turn of the steering wheel, depending on driver input and conditions.  A 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine is mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission and receives excellent fuel economy ratings at 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.  With the way the 2011 528i is going, it will be hard for the Audi A6, Infiniti M and Mercedes-Benz E-Class to keep up.

After giving the exterior of the 535i a more radical look for the previous generation, BMW has mellowed it out a bit for 2011.  The trademark kidney grille is lower and the eyebrow-laced headlights have been scaled back. Adaptive Xenon headlights are surrounded with LED lighting, while the rear adds LED taillights.  These changes make the 5-series look sleeker and more contemporary.

On the inside of the 2011 BMW 528i, you’ll find countless luxurious and technological amenities such as a colossal 10.2-inch center display.  The available iDrive system has been updated and works well with the optional navigation system that has been revamped with more shortcut keys, better graphics and improved menu functionality.  Ten-way power front seats, dark wood trim, HD Radio, a 12-speaker audio system, two-way power moonroof and engine start/stop button are standard.  Available via different option packages are heated front seats and steering wheel, premium audio system, ambiance lighting, power tailgate, iPod/USB adaptor and navigation system.

When it comes to safety, the 2011 528i has everything you need to keep you and yours safe.  Antilock brakes, electronic stability control, front, side-impact and side curtain airbags, hill start assist and hill descent control come standard.  Additional safety features include rear side-impact airbags and a lane-departure warning system that alerts you if your car starts to veer from its lane.  Night vision with pedestrian detection, park distance control, a rear-view camera plus an anti-theft alarm and automatic high beams and BMW Assist (which connects you with roadside assistance) are optional.

Ride in style and comfort with the intuitive and efficient 2011 BMW 528i entry-level full-size sedan.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 MPG
  • Highway: 32 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****