2014 BMW 528

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$49,500

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2014 BMW 528
2014 BMW 528

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance
  • Cabin materials
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Myriad configurations
  • Available manual transmission on select models

The bad:

  • Price of Gran Turismo version
  • Smallish cabin

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Updated interior and exterior styling for 2014
  • New diesel-powered version available
  • V-8 engine in 550i sedan now makes 445 hp
  • Sedan or Gran Turismo hatchback
  • Manual or automatic
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2014 BMW 528 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat 5 Series is offered with a twin-turbo V-8 (550i), a single-turbo six-cylinder (535i), a turbo-diesel six-cylinder (535d) and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the 528i. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Infiniti M.

The 5 Series lineup includes the Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback built on the 7 Series sedan platform. There’s also a high-performance M5 sport sedan, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

(Skip to details on the: 5 Series Gran Turismo)
New for 2014
The biggest news for 2014 is the addition of an all-new diesel model to the 5 Series lineup. Offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive, the 535d is powered by a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 255 horsepower and 413 pounds-feet of torque.
The 550i sedan gains a more powerful V-8 engine that’s rated at 445 hp and 480 pounds-feet of torque.

Other improvements to the entire 5 Series lineup – including the Gran Turismo models – include revised front and rear styling, standard adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps and an iDrive navigation system with a tracing pad for direct character input. The 5 Series adopts the appearance “Lines” used elsewhere in the BMW lineup and also gains more storage room.

Newly optional features include a rear-seat entertainment system with tablet-style displays, selectable ambient lighting and adaptive LED headlights.
Exterior Highlights

  • Shares platform with the bigger 7 Series sedan
  • Standard adaptive xenon headlamps; full LED headlamps optional 
  • LED taillights 
  • Seventeen-inch alloy wheels (528i)
  • Available 18- and 19-inch rims
  • Standard power sunroof
  • Standard heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Standard iDrive navigation system with 10.2-inch screen
  • Ten-way power front seats
  • Automatic dual-zone air conditioning
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available head-up display
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo

Under the Hood

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 240 hp (528i)
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder makes 300 hp (535i)
  • Turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder makes 255 hp (535d)
  • Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 makes 445 hp (550i)
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Available Adaptive Drive system includes active roll stabilization, adaptive suspension and customizable settings for the drivetrain and suspension
  • Optional Active Steering varies the steering ratio to render easier turning at low speeds and stable handling at high speeds
  • Optional adaptive cruise control includes full stop-and-go capabilities to manage heavy traffic

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes 
  • Electronic stability system
  • Optional blind spot monitoring system
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional adaptive cruise control with collision warning system

5 Series Gran Turismo
BMW’s bigger hatchback version of the 5 Series sedan, dubbed the 5 Series Gran Turismo, is offered in 535i GT and 550i GT trim levels. The Gran Turismo can accommodate four or five depending on the backseat configuration.

  • Slightly more cargo room for 2014
  • Updated exterior design
  • Shares the same engines as the 535i and 550i sedans
  • Standard air suspension and auto-leveling rear suspension 
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology and BMW’s EcoPro system
  • Unique hatchback design with two-way opening, power liftgate 
  • Available M Sport Package and BMW apps
  • 40/20/40-split folding backseat; power-reclining rear seats optional

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most comfortable and reliable car I’ve owned

Great navigation system, roomy interior, stylish, easy to drive, large trunk space. The memory seat adjustment is a plus. Also has a great sound system.

5.0

Great Value For the Price. Highly Perfomant

This car has plenty of room. Heated steering wheels and heated back and front seats. Great instrumentation. Conformable ride. Its has an Eco Pro mode which works great for efficient dynamics and fuel efficiency.

3.4

Housing oil licking

All BMW has a tendency of oil licking from the engine oil filter is located because every time they do a oil change it licks oil from that area .... and that’s is a recall

See all 29 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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