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2011 BMW 5-Series 550 i xDrive

2011 BMW 5-Series Review

(4 Stars)  Stylish, more elegant, better refined

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Overview
The BMW 5 Series offers a high level of power, performance and comfort just like the smaller 3 Series. The main difference you will find in the 5 Series models form BMW is more interior room and passenger capacity. The 5 Series can comfortable seat passengers in the front and back seats simultaneously with plenty of leg room to spare. These slightly larger BMW's offer even more power than the 3 Series and can come equipped with engines boasting up to 500 HP like in the M5's V-10.

There are many different body styles to choose from in this class of BMW too, you will find hatchbacks, coupes and sedans in the 5 Series family. Each offering slightly different features, but all come standard with high quality sound systems, luxurious interior design and lavishly equipped. The 5 Series from BMW offers their midsized vehicles and some of the most popular models are part of this elite group. Most vehicles in the 5 Series start in between $40,000 - $50,000. This of course depends on what options you add on after the base prices.

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2011 550 i xDrive Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 4.4L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 16 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 331 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 400 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 450 ft lb of torque @ 1,750 rpm

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'11 BMW 550 i xDrive Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Hill Decent Control
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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