The sweet sport
This 5 Series stands for frugality and fun
The starting point for the 528i is $98,200. That’s about $3000 more than a Mercedes-benz E250, while the same money will buy an Audi A6 with a 2.8-litre V6 engine and allwheel drive.
Standard gear on thebmw (and not found on the 520i) runs from bi-xenon headlights to internet connectivity when the car is stopped, a satnav system with a 10-inch display, powered front seats, a heads-up display and 18-inch alloy rims.
An eight-speed automatic is teamed with idle stop-start and brake energy recovery to minimise fuel use and the new direct-injection turbo engine is still more than capable of shifting what is a substantial chunk of car.
A ‘‘ Driving Experience Control’’ dial on the centre