BMW Tinkers with 5 Series
MUNICH, GERMANY - To the casual observer, the updated 2008 BMW 5 Series will appear identical
to the 2007 model. What’s different are some very slight exterior
modifications, updated engines — including one entirely new power plant — and
more standard and optional comfort features, according to www.boston.com.
exterior trim included in the 550i’s optional Sport Package gives the car the
appearance of the more expensive, performance-oriented M5, but without the
additional $20,000 that the 500-horsepower rocket commands. I tested the new
550i with the Sport Package, which adds 19-inch wheels and tires, more
aggressive front and rear body panels and black tailpipes.
three distinct 5 Series models. The main difference among them is what’s under
the hood and how it impacts the driving experience. The entry-level 5 Series is
the 528i, replacing the 2007 525i. The 528i is powered by a 230-hp