Under the Hood

The 528i has a 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter six-cylinder, while the 535i gets a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder. The 550i has a twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 400 hp. All three use a new eight-speed automatic transmission; the 535i and 550i also offer a six-speed manual.

BMW's Adaptive Drive system comes with the Sport Package. It includes Active Roll Stabilization, which attempts to actively counter body roll, as well as an adaptive suspension and customizable settings for both the drivetrain and suspension.

Optional Active Steering varies the steering ratio to render easier turning at low speeds and stable handling at high speeds. Toward those ends, the system also alters rear-suspension geometry to effectively steer the rear wheels a few degrees, depending on the situation. Optional adaptive cruise control, meanwhile, now includes full stop-and-go capabilities to manage heavy traffic.

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    Opening
    The tailgate pivots back and up when it opens. Ensure that adequate clearance is available before opening. Provide edge protection Sharp or angular objects can hit the rear window while drivin ...

    Activating the assistance functions
    More than one assistance function can be active at the same time. Showing the parking aid lines "Parking aid lines" Pathway and turning circle lines are displayed. Showing the obstacl ...

    Switching on wipers
    Press the wiper lever upward, arrow 1. The lever automatically returns to its initial position when released. Normal wiper speed Press up once. The system switches to operation in the intermitte ...