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2015 BMW 528

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$49,950

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

27
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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5

Seating capacity

193.4” x 57.6”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Performance
  • Cabin materials
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Myriad configurations

The bad:

  • Price of Gran Turismo version
  • Smallish cabin

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2015 BMW 528 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Turbo four-, six- and V-8 gas engines available
  • Turbo-diesel six-cylinder also available
  • Sedan or Gran Turismo hatchback body styles
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2015 BMW 528 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat 5 Series sedan 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 (528i). Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Lexus GS.

The 5 Series lineup also includes the Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback. There’s also a high-performance M5 sport sedan and an ActiveHybrid 5, which are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

(Skip to details on the: 5 Series Gran Turismo)

New for 2015
A sport leather steering wheel, LED fog lights and enhanced Bluetooth with USB smartphone integration are now standard.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Shares platform with the bigger 7 Series sedan
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps; full LED headlamps available
  • LED taillights and fog lights
  • Seventeen-inch alloy wheels (528i)
  • Available 18- and 19-inch rims
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Navigation system with 10.2-inch screen and iDrive controller
  • 10-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 dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen premium 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)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Available Adaptive Drive system includes active roll stabilization, adaptive suspension and customizable settings for the drivetrain and suspension
  • Available Active Steering varies the steering ratio for easier turning at low speeds and stable handling at high speeds
  • Available adaptive cruise control includes full stop-and-go capabilities to manage heavy traffic

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available backup camera

5 Series Gran Turismo
BMW’s hatchback version of the 5 Series sedan, dubbed 5 Series Gran Turismo, is offered in six-cylinder 535i GT and V-8 550i GT form. The Gran Turismo can accommodate up to five people.

What’s Special

  • Uses same engines as the 535i and 550i sedans
  • Auto-leveling rear suspension 
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology and BMW’s Eco Pro system
  • Unique hatchback design with two-way opening, power liftgate 
  • Available M Sport Package
  • 40/20/40-split folding backseat

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.2
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Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Falls apart after 60,000 miles

Noticed that most of the reviews that give it positive are from 2019 and earlier – i.e. when this car is less than four years old. At 8 to 9 years old this car starts to fall apart. expect to spend between $6000 and $12,000 between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. Sell your BMW before it hits 60k if you can. It’s great for those first 60,000 miles.

1.0

My Personal experience with BMW 528i

I have this 2015 528i BMW silver color Sedan. This car was running fine for the 1st three years and then comes all the problems: 1) Engine oil leakage - Vacuum Pump replacement. Oil Gasket replacement. Repair cost total $6,000 2) Coolant Reservoir replacement cost $600 3) Drive Belt replacement cost - $600 2) Condensed headlamps - Adaptive headlights malfunction both lights replacement cost $5,000

5.0

Great service

National Auto is amazing. Everybody was great. Even met the owner plus they gave me pizza too. Thanks for everything. The guys at the dealership were amazing

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Safety

Based on the 2015 BMW 528 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.3%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

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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