2015 BMW 528

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$49,950

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2015 BMW 528
2015 BMW 528

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance
  • Cabin materials
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Myriad configurations

The bad:

  • Price of Gran Turismo version
  • Smallish cabin

2 trims

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Our 2015 BMW 528 trim comparison will help you decide.

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 design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

The interior leather caught my eyes

I LOVE it. I used to own a 2006 bmw and it was a huge upgrade for me to change into this one. It was more spacious, had eco / comfort AND sport

5.0

Most Reliable car I owned

great car has plenty of leg room has premium package, heads up display, AWD Xdrive has Nav, BT phone connect, new tires, smoke free and pet free

5.0

Best car I have ever owned

BMW 5 series is the best of luxury and sports car. Love everything about this car. All the luxury features I wanted on the inside, aggressive sports car on outside with M Sport package and great fuel economy. Don't be fooled though, the 4 cyl turbo has great acceleration in sport and comfort mode, Eco mode gives great fuel economy (I avg 31 mpg) for road trips. Overall I get 24 mpg for my daily driving. Has 18 gal gas tank (premium fuel only). Interior is very roomy including the back seats. Plenty of cargo space in the trunk. If I had to find something to complain about it would be the remote start option not being available. But for me that was not a deal breaker. I only have 46k miles on mine currently but expect this car to last for the long haul. Will definitely be getting another 5 series when it's time to trade this one in.

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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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