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10-18-2007, 08:57 AM

The most powerful 6-cylinder Sedans and Sports Wagon yet headline a thoroughly revised 5 Series

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey - Building on last year***8217;s updates, BMW***8217;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 March 2007 release of the 2008 5 Series models represent the most significant update since their introduction in late 2003 as 2004s. 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***8217;s 525i and 525xi both get the new, 230-horsepower iteration of BMW***8217;s remarkable aluminum/magnesium composite N52 engine, along with new 528i and 528xi nomenclature. Similarly, the 530i and 530xi become the 535i and 535xi, respectively, as the new designations signify the addition of BMW***8217;s latest, 300-horsepower N54 twin-turbo inline-6. Included in this engine 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.

Please download each document for a full review:
1) <a href="" >2008 BMW 5 Series Description</a>
2) <a href="" >2008 BMW 5 Series Highlights</a>
3) <a href="" >2008 BMW 5 Series Options/Features</a>
4) <a href="" >2008 BMW 5 Series Technical Specifications</a>
5) <a href="" >2008 BMW 5 Series Pricing</a> ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (