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MSRP: $45,800 - $85,500 Find it Used
Bodystyles: Sedan, Wagon
Classes: Luxury Sedan, Wagon, Performance Sedan
Engines: 3.0l 6-cyl. (230hp)
3.0l I6 turbo (300hp)
4.8l 8-cyl. (360hp)
5.0l 10-cyl. (500hp)
EPA Mileage:
[mpg]
11 - 18 (City)
17 - 28 (Highway)
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Overview & Pictures
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2008  Picture
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Changes for 2008 represent the most significant model-year update since the current 5-Series was launched in 2004. They include mild exterior revisions, improvements to the interior and a significant power boost for six-cylinder models. The new BMW 528i is the most powerful entry-level 5-Series to date. The twin-turbo 535i is the quickest six-cylinder 5-Series car ever. The change in BMW's numeric naming scheme is a result of the change in engines, but the various models and their relationship to each other remain basically the same.

Their basic character hasn't changed a bit, because every BMW 5-Series puts an emphasis on the driving. This mid-size luxury sedan remains a true sports sedan in any of its variations, including the BMW 535xi wagon and other models equipped with all-wheel drive. Regardless of engine size or equipment level, the 5-Series line delivers lively acceleration, precise handling and outstanding brakes. It's available with a conventional manual transmission, which is increasingly hard to find in this class.

This car has just about everything you could ask for in a luxury sedan, including the features, comfort and convenience of full-size luxury models, the sporting character of smaller ones, and a good compromise between interior space and physical bulk.

Specs & Features

The 2008 BMW 5-Series is available in 2 versions:
Sedan and Wagon.

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 BMW 5-Series and their standard equipment and their prices below.

SedanWagon

The 2008 BMW 5-Series Sedan is powered by a base 3.0-liter Inline-6 with 230 at 6,500 hp. Other available engines include a 3.0-liter Inline-6 twin-turbocharged with 300 at 5,800 hp, a 4.8-liter V8 with 360 at 6,300 hp and a 5.0-liter V10 with 500 at 7,750 hp.

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 BMW 5-Series Sedan includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable and tilting, anti-whiplash head restraints with power-adjustments, side-impact airbags in front, front seatbelt pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, emergency communication system, rear adjustable head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.

2008 BMW 5-Series Sedan Specs & Features

The 2008 BMW 5-Series Sedan is available in 6 trim levels:

Trim MSRP
BMW 528i Sedan$44,600
BMW 528xi Sedan$46,800
BMW 535i Sedan$49,800
BMW 535xi Sedan$52,000
BMW 550i Sedan$58,800
BMW M5 Sedan$83,900
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The 2008 BMW 5-Series Wagon is powered by a 3.0-liter Inline-6 twin-turbocharged with 300 at 5,800 hp.

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 BMW 5-Series Wagon includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable and tilting, anti-whiplash head restraints with power-adjustments, side-impact airbags in front, front seatbelt pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, emergency communication system, rear adjustable head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.

2008 BMW 5-Series Wagon Specs & Features

The 2008 BMW 5-Series Wagon comes in only one trim level:

Trim MSRP
BMW 535xi Sport Wagon$54,400
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