The BMW 5 Series mid-size luxury executive car has been manufactured by BMW since 1972. Now in its fifth generation, it is sold in sedan and touring body styles.
Available power plants range from the base 215 horsepower 3-liter inline 6, up to the spirited 360 horsepower 4.8 liter V8. Power is sent through either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission to rear wheel or all wheel drive.
Mileage among the 3 available engines ranges from 12 miles per gallon city up to 29 miles per gallon highway.
Always known for its legendary performance, the 5 Series also offers impressive safety features for 2008 including night vision imaging on a center console screen and adaptive headlights that point into the Beemer's turns.
Base MSRP for the 2008 BMW 5-Series is $43,500. Fully loaded, the price can go to over $70,000. The 5-Series is backed by a 4 year 50,000 mile power train warranty.
On January 29, 2008, the 5 millionth 5 series, a 530d sedan in Carbon Black Metallic, was manufactured...a fitting testimonial to a great motorcar.