2009 BMW 528

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$45,800

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2009 BMW 528

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • 230-hp six-cylinder engine
  • Handling potential

The bad:

  • Complex iDrive operation
  • Marginal rating in IIHS side-impact crash test
  • Reliability history

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • i

    $45,800

  • xi

    $48,100

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Our 2009 BMW 528 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Google Maps search function
  • More-powerful engines
  • RWD or AWD
  • Sedan or wagon
  • Up to eight airbags
  • Lane departure warning

2009 BMW 528 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
BMW’s 5 Series is the automaker’s next step up in size and price from BMW’s best-selling 3 Series. The entry level 528 is available as a sedan or wagon with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. The 5 Series competes with luxury sedans like the Audi A6, Lexus GS and Acura RL.

New for 2009
There are minimal changes for 2009. Like other BMWs, the 5 Series offers a Google Maps function in navigation-equipped 5 Series that allows drivers to search for restaurants, gas stations or other businesses.

Exterior
The 5 Series was given a going-over for 2008, when it received minor front, rear and side styling changes.

  • LED turn signals
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Available 18-inch alloy wheels with summer-only tires
  • Available headlight washers

Interior
Over the past few model updates, the 5 Series has received larger door pockets and more storage capacity in the center console.

  • Simulated leather seating; available leather trim
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Auxiliary input for MP3 player
  • Push-button start
  • Available navigation system with iDrive
  • Available head-up display projects car’s speed and navigation directions on windshield
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available HD radio

Under the Hood
The 528i received a new engine in 2008 borrowed from the 3 Series. A higher-performance six-cylinder making 300 horsepower comes in the 535i, while the 550i has a 360-hp V-8.

  • 230-hp, 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 200 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive (528i)
  • All-wheel drive (528i xDrive)

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Front, side-impact and side curtain airbags are standard
  • Optional rear side-impact airbags
  • Optional lane departure warning system sends a vibration through the steering wheel if car veers from lane

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Very sexy car all time

Great driving machine that provide both luxury and performance, some of the best experiences with this car, and would definitely buy another one for next model.

4.8

Great car for commuting or having fun

This car is a comfy and smooth drive. Handles well in turns and picks up fast. It feels like floating on air when driving around.

4.7

Excellent car for smooth, balanced ride

This car was my first BMW and made me a fan for life. It is the most comfy ride and smooth handling of any car I've driven.

See all 25 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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