• (4.4) 17 reviews
  • Available Prices: $6,368–$13,576
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 230-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 BMW 528

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 BMW 528

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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

(4.4)

Average based on 17 reviews

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Oh yea

by Bryant from Raleigh,MC on November 30, 2017

I Freakin love it. Going back soon to get a Suv my wife us constantly on my heels about it..Happy wife Happy Life

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2009 BMW 528 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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