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J.D. Power names the BMW 5 Series “Most Appealing Midsize Premium Car”

5-series | November 8th, 2011 by 12
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J.D. Power and Associates, best known for its customer satisfaction research on new-car quality and long-term dependability, names the new BMW 5 Series the “Most …

J.D. Power and Associates, best known for its customer satisfaction research on new-car quality and long-term dependability, names the new BMW 5 Series the “Most Appealing Midsize Premium Car.”

The F10 5 Series Sedan scored the highest points in the following categories: Overall Performance and Design, Performance, Comfort, Features and Instrument Panel and Style.

In the Initial Quality assessment,  the ratings for the 5 Series varied from three to four and a half stars, lowest scored was registered in the Powertrain Quality Mechanical and Powertrain Quality Design categories.

J.D. Power names the BMW 5 Series Most Appealing Midsize Premium Car

With a new, fresh and safe design, the F10 5 Series has already exceeded the company’s sales expectations and remains a strong product around the world.

In the United States, BMW offers three models, the entry-level 528i with a four-cylinder engine that just went on sale, the more powerful 535i with a twin-scroll turbocharged six cylinder engine and the top model 550i with its V8 twin-turbo powerplant.

With the introduction of the new four-cylinder engine, we expect the sales for the 528i model to overpass the other models and become one of the most sought midsize premium sedans.

The 2.0-liter produces 240 hp at 5000 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque from 1250 rpm. That matches the horsepower figure for the old six and surpasses it in the torque department with 30 additional lb-ft, peaking 1350 rpm earlier. A ZF eight-speed automatic will be the only transmission available, although the 2012 528i will see the addition of xDrive all-wheel drive as an option. BMW estimates a fuel consumption of 24/34 mpg city/highway.

J.D. Power names the BMW 5 Series Most Appealing Midsize Premium Car

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  • Giom

    Powertrain quality…? I’ve never heard any complaints over that!

    F10 is already my most appealing midsize saloon… no surprises there for me.

  • BMW The Best

    The F10 is brilliant. Just pity it isn’t the performance king in its segment any more.

  • http://www.germanmotorslv.com BMW Repair Las Vegas

    The 5 series is OK but everyone knows it’s all about the 750 li

  • kcsnyud

    thats just junk.

  • Iemand12

    If you read under initial quality it states that the scores were taken from owner reported problems, i think the 5er only got 3 for the powertrain due to the recall on the fuel level sensor a while back, which might have lowered the reliability score as well

  • LexusLVR

    Now if the F10 5er was as sporty as the E60 then it probably wouldn’t have won this award. Proof that BMW has adapted the 5er to suit the tastes of the masses, not the enthusiast. BMW is a business after all.

    • BMW The Best

      And the result: THE BEST CAR IN ITS CLASS AS ALWAYS!

      • Elli

        Twat. Do you really believe that crap you sad BMW driving prick.

        • Anonymous

          Too deprived to own a BMW? Tsk Tsk
          Pretend you like your Trabant. I will understand.

          • Trillionblaze

            BMW is really the ultimate, just face the fact. iv personally driven many other cars, the only one sharing the same standard is the BENZ. Apart from those two, i will rather walk or get a driver.

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