2010 BMW 528

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Key Specs

of the 2010 BMW 528. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    230-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • 230-hp six-cylinder engine
  • Handling potential

The Bad

  • Marginal rating in IIHS side-impact crash test
2010 BMW 528 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2010 BMW 528

  • Google Maps search function
  • RWD or AWD
  • Sedan or wagon
  • Up to eight airbags
  • Lane departure warning system

2010 BMW 528 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 (xDrive). The 535 and 550i are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. The 5 Series competes with luxury sedans like the Audi A6, Lexus GS and Acura RL.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The 5 Series received a going-over for 2008, when it received minor exterior styling changes.
  • LED turn signals
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Available 18-inch alloy wheels with summer 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.
  • 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)


S...
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 (xDrive). The 535 and 550i are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. The 5 Series competes with luxury sedans like the Audi A6, Lexus GS and Acura RL.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The 5 Series received a going-over for 2008, when it received minor exterior styling changes.
  • LED turn signals
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Available 18-inch alloy wheels with summer 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.
  • 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



Latest 2010 528 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

The best Car I have ever owned!

by BrianPosis from Brooklyn,NY on May 9, 2018

This car gives you that luxurious vibe and everyone always wanted to be my passenger cause of the attention the car got from the pedestrians. Read full review

(5.0)

Comfortable to the max

by Bjoern from Pas on April 17, 2018

Very great driving and super comfortable. The car does not appear to be 8 years old. Timeless design with high quality materials used. Perfect German quality car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 BMW 528 currently has 5 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 BMW 528 i

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
poor
Overall Side
marginal
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 528 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker