BMW has announced the pricing for the 2008 BMW 5-Series which starts at $45,075 for the base 528i sedan. The 2008 BMW 5-Series receives a revised interior, new technological features and minimal changes to the front and rear. These early release 2008 5 Series models represent the most significant update since their introduction in 2003. Pricing for the 528xi sedan starts at $47,275, 535i sedan starts at $50,175, 535xi sedan starts at $52,375, 535xi Sports Wagon starts at $54,775 and the 550i sedan starts at $59,275.
The new lineup includes:
“¢ 528i Sedan (new): 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with 230 hp
“¢ 528xi Sedan (new): 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with 230 hp
“¢ 535i Sedan (new): 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 cylinder with 300 hp
“¢ 535xi Sedan (new): 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 cylinder with 300 hp
“¢ 535xi Sports Wagon (new): 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 cylinder with 300 hp
“¢ 550i Sedan (existing model): 4.8-liter V8 engine 360 hp
New options for all models include:
“¢ Active Cruise Control Stop & Go: Allows operation even in heavy traffic, and can accommodate speeds all the way down to a complete stop, and resume to set speed from 0 mph.
“¢ Lane Departure Warning system: Provides an immediate notification when the car crosses into another lane without turn signals.
“¢ USB adaptor for iPods or MP3 players, which does not use the CD player connections.
2008 BMW 5-Series Gallery:
BMW 5 SERIES FOR 2008:
The most powerful 6-cylinder Sedans and Sports Wagon yet headline a thoroughly revised 5 Series
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, May 1, 2007″¦ Building on last year”s updates, BMW”s 2008 5 Series Sedans and Sport Wagon receive another significant freshening and, in the case of 6-cylinder models, a major boost in power and efficiency. Complementing the power increase, a thoroughly revised interior, new technological features and a freshened look front and rear ensure this benchmark collection of rear and all-wheel-drive Sedans and Sports Wagon will maintain their place at the forefront of the mid-size luxury class.
These early release 2008 5 Series models represent the most significant update since their introduction in 2003. Adopting the new engines introduced in the 3 Series Coupe, the 6-cylinder Sedans and Sport Wagon receive new model designations, reflecting a marked boost in power. Last year”s 525i and 525xi both get the new, 230-horsepower iteration of BMW”s remarkable aluminum/magnesium composite N52 engine, along with new 528i and 528xi nomenclature. Similarly, the 530i and 530xi become the 535i and 535xi, the new designations signifying the addition of BMW”s latest, 300-horsepower N54 twin-turbo inline-6. Included in this upgrade is the 2008 535xi Sports Wagon, its 300-horsepower eclipsing the old 290-hp V-8 540i and making it the most powerful Sports Wagon BMW has ever offered in the U.S. While the current 550i retains its 360-horsepower 4.8-liter V-8, the mid-size flagship receives a new Sport Package with 19-inch wheels and new body treatments, along with the updated interior and exterior freshening.
In addition to the horsepower boost, new performance features include a quicker-shifting Sport Automatic transmission for the rear-drive 535i and 550i Sedans, which also provides fingertip shift control via steering-wheel-mounted paddles. This is in addition to the new, updated STEPTRONIC that is now a no-cost option on all 5 Series models. New Sport Package contents bring 18-inch wheels and run-flat performance tires to all 6-cylinder models, including staggered-width 18-inch tires on the rear-drive 535i Sedan. The same 18-inch wheel and tire option is also available on Sport Package-equipped 535xi models as a further extra-cost addition.
New technological features also make their appearance for “08. First among these is BMW”s Lane Departure Warning system, a camera-based system that monitors lane placement, and discreetly notifies the driver via mild steering wheel vibration of any motions that might indicate an inadvertent lane change. The convenience of Active Cruise Control is extended via a new Stop and Go feature, which enables the system to function even in heavy traffic. Active Cruise allows the vehicle to come to a complete stop without losing its setting, then accelerate back up to set speed with only a touch of the accelerator pedal from the driver. Audio options expand with a USB Adapter for an iPod or MP3 player. And BMW”s leading-edge iDrive system adds a row of programmable “favorites” buttons, which can be used for anything from radio-station presets to pre-programmed destinations with the optional navigation system.
As in the past, all BMW automobiles and SAVs include BMW Ultimate Service, which includes 4 year, unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance, 4 year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty and BMW Maintenance Program at no extra cost. In addition, all 5 Series BMWs also include a 4 year membership in BMW Assist Safety Services as standard equipment.
With all these changes for 2008, BMW”s 5 Series again reasserts itself as the class leader in the midsize performance-luxury field.