2015 BMW 5-Series Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.98/5 Average
8 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

A sport steering wheel is now standard on all models, as are LED foglights. Minor changes in optional equipment include an enhanced Executive package (now with a leather dashboard) and the removal of the Modern Line package.

Pros:
  • Superb powertrains
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Elegant interior packed with high-tech features
  • Advanced safety features.
  • Impressive fuel economy in most forms
Cons:
  • Relatively small trunk
  • Ho-hum handling
  • Intrusive auto stop-start system.

User Reviews:

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  • A Quiet and Powerhouse Diesel - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    We are normally MBZ people. My last BMW was a '75. We drove the 2015 MBZ 250d and it was noisy and the steering was awful. We decided on the 535d and never looked back. The seats and front seat comfort are wonderful. The car has power to burn when you need it. It gets over 40 mph on the road. The radar controlled cruise control is wonderful on the road. I never stop praising this car. I have owned many cars and feel this is the best ever. I am 80 years old and know how to use all the electronic features. That said, the average older person will have a tough learning curve. The cruise control needs to be made more simple to use. It is a bit too involved. The electronic string needs tightening, though the MBZ 250d is much worse. Bottom line: A greats road car with all the power and comfort anyone could ever want.

  • BMW quality stands out - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    I moved up from a 4 cylinder diesel BMW 328 to the 535. While I gave up better mileage on the 4 cylinder, I got more room, window display, and a few more options that make driving a pleasure. I have owned other high quality cars, but the interior trim of the BMW with the rich wood and colors seem to stand out more. It may not hug the road like the 328, but neither did my other larger cars. Diesel engines rock, and if the public is scared off by the VW publicity, shame on them. In the long run, the quality of BMW engines and technology will keep the value of these cars up. I have liked this 2016 BMW 535 so much, I have decided to keep it beyond the two year period I usually trade cars. You can't hear the diesel engine, the cut off does not bother me (there is a switch to cut this feature off if it bothers others) and having driven many other gas and diesel engines, I know how to get above the EPA rated mileage. You get savings both ways with diesel prices going down or if fuel prices go up.....you will have more driving range then a gasoline engine. In the worst case, if we ever had a gas shortage, you can bet diesel fuel will be around. In short, my write up is no substitute for you taking a test drive in this auto and see for yourself.

  • Best of both worlds - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    The 535i xdrive gives you great performance/comfort and awd capability. I purchased it in December 2014 and had no problem getting through one of the worst winters in the Northeast with the standard all season tires. I have had several suv's and can honestly say I don't miss them. I've put 24,500 on it with no problems. I've been to the dealer twice for oil changes and cabin filter which were included in the free maintenance program ( 4yr/50k miles ).

  • Love this car! - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    This is my first BMW, though in the past I have owned an Audi and two Mercedes Benzes along with a host of lesser cars. I've had the car for five months and to be honest I can't see ever buying any other make of car ever again. The dealership experience was among the best I've ever had and their follow-up has been on point - helpful but not overbearing. The car handles beautifully and delivers all the driving experience anyone could want. Build quality appears excellent (no problems) and the materials used are first-rate. I have only one issue, which is that the infotainment system is overly complicated. You learn it eventually, but there's a lot of redundancy and more than a few answers to questions that, as far as I know, no one is asking. Still, I consider this car an unbeatable value, and can honestly say that in this class there's nothing else on the road I'd rather be driving.

  • Seven in a row - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    I have had seven BMWs ranging from a classic 1973 3.0 CS Coupe, to this new 528i. Cars in between included a 95' 325is, 95 M3, another 95' 325is, 2009 328i and my 2000 528i that i have driven every day for the last 15 years. My biggest skepticism was the 2.0 Liter engine. Initially, I had made up my mind that there would be no 5 Series in my garage with a 4 banger. I am a very traditional BMW guy that has always loved their turbine smooth inline sixes. I took one drive with the twin turbo 2 Liter Engine and 8-Speed Transmission combination. Sold! The performance is amazing. The attention to detail is incredible. I have not looked at a new car in 15 years, and this is by far the best I have had the pleasure of enjoying. BMW performance, luxury appointments and the bonus of incredible gas mileage for a car this size is a bonus no matter how you look at it.

  • My First BMW - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    I treated myself after having an VW Passat, Acura TL, Acura RL, I decided to buy a BMW528i. It is by far absolutely the best car I have ever driven. I looked at the MB 350 and the Lexus 350 and came back to this sweet vehicle. My husband and I race to be first at the driver"s seat. He drives a old Toyota truck, now he is considering a BMW SUV. I am happy every time I look at or get in my vehicle. Add to that the awesome gas mileage and it is as close as you can get to perfection.

  • Best Car Ever - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    This car is hands down the best vehicle I have owned. Past cars include: 1968 BMW 2002, my first auto, BMW Z3, Porsche 911 2004, 4 or five E-Class Mercedes. The engineering and attention to detail are astounding. The 4 cylinder engine is smooth, quite and has tremendous power. Gas mileage on my commute Westchester to Manhattan is 23 to 24 mpg. It's fun to drive and is head and shoulders better than my E-350.

  • 2015 bmw 535i m sport space grey - 2015 BMW 5-Series
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    Picked up a new 2015 BMW 535i M Sport and it has met all and exceeded my expectations. I pulled into a parking garage today to hear the attendant comment "that's one sweet ride", enough said! The m sport suspension puts the BMW back into this 535 and the 300hp engine does not get any sweeter (unless you're ready for the uncompromising m5 and the extra costs as well) the exterior with the m sport lines, 19 inch wheels and blacked out grille accentuate this sedan perfectly and the high tech interior is right on the money, multi contour seats just don't get any better and the heads up driver display is cutting edge.I have owned a mercedes e55 audi s4 and m3 and this vehicle tops the list

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