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2008 BMW 5 Series M5 RWD Manual

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Key Features

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Performance Tire & Wheel
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Rear Entertainment System
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Moonroof
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Bluetooth
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GPS Navigation
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seats
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Keyless Entry
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Power Seats
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Side-Impact Airbags
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Rear A/C
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DVD
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Installed Packages and Options

  • ABS
  • A/C
  • ABS

Vehicle Details

Specifications
Overview
Highlights
Description
Standard Features
Standard Features
  • 2-way pwr tilt/slide moonroof-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, open/close from exterior lock
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Auto-dimming pwr folding heated M mirrors-inc: reverse gear activated passenger-side auto-tilt-down, 2-position mirror memory
  • Daytime running lights
  • Front air intakes w/flaps
  • Front/rear M spoiler
  • Heated door locks
  • LED ground lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers-inc: articulated passenger-side wiper arm, single-wipe control, heated washer jets
  • Rear M apron/air diffuser w/flaps
  • Satin chrome shadowline window trim
  • Side gills w/M5 logo
  • Unique side sills
  • Wraparound body-color M bumpers-inc: hydraulic energy absorbers, front compressible elements
  • Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: dynamic auto-leveling, retractable high-pressure headlight cleaning system
  • 2-level center console compartments w/climate-controlled lower compartment
  • Adjustable front center armrest
  • Alarm system w/interior motion detector
  • Anti-theft Logic7 audio system-inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD player, MP3 capability, (13) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, digital signal processing, surround sound simulation, radio data system (RDS)
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • BMW Ambiance Lighting
  • BMW Assist (subscription required) -inc: auto collision notification, SOS button, roadside assistance
  • Brushed aluminum trim
  • Central locking system-inc: double-lock, selective unlock
  • Coded driveaway protection (prevents engine from starting w/o proper key)
  • Courtesy lights w/fade in/fade out feature
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Dual front/rear reading lights
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer w/variable warning segment
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • Extended Merino leather seat trim
  • FM diversity antenna
  • Fold-up rear center armrest
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Front/rear open door storage compartments
  • Front/rear park distance control (PDC) w/graphic display
  • Fully finished trunk w/reversible mat
  • iDrive system-inc: on-board DVD-based navigation system, 8.8 screen w/16:9 format, voice command system, force feedback controller, 8-function on-board computer, automatic ventilation, TeleService
  • Illuminated shift lever
  • Interior light pkg-inc: door handles, door storage bins, front footwell, M exit/entry lighting, additional trunk
  • LCD main & trip odometers
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic M sport steering wheel-inc: audio controls, cruise controls, Bluetooth phone controls, (1) programmable control, MDrive selector, 2-position memory
  • Locking glovebox w/rechargeable take-out flashlight
  • M-design instrumentation w/white-illuminated gauges & red pointers
  • MDrive system-inc: 1-touch selection of preferred combinations of throttle/pwr settings, transmission programs, EDC modes, DSC modes w/de-activation mode
  • Oil temp gauge
  • Prep for CD changer
  • Pwr heated M sport front bucket seats-inc: 18-way pwr driver seat, 14-way pwr passenger seat, 4-way lumbar support, thigh support, passive backrest width, 2-position driver seat memory
  • Pwr outlets-inc: front passenger footwell, trunk
  • Pwr trunk release
  • Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, close from exterior lock
  • Real time traffic info
  • Rear window defroster
  • Remote keyless entry w/multi-function remote-inc: interior light activation, remote trunk release, window down, moonroof open, alarm
  • Seatback storage compartments
  • Service interval indicator w/miles-to-service readout
  • TeleService activation
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control-inc: auto air recirculation, bi-directional solar sensor, heat-at-rest function, humidity control, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • (10) individual throttles electronically controlled w/variable throttle response & maximum pwr level (3 settings)
  • (4) stainless-steel exhaust tips
  • 19 x 8.5 front M double spoke alloy wheels (style 166M)
  • 19 x 9.5 rear M double spoke alloy wheels (style 166M)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • 4-wheel M cross-drilled ventilated compound disc brakes
  • 5.0L DOHC 40-valve V10 engine-inc: M high-pressure double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • 7-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG)-inc: Drivelogic, (11) shift programs, launch control
  • Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension
  • Aluminum cylinder block & heads
  • Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension
  • Direct ignition system w/pencil coils
  • Electronic damper control w/comfort, normal, & sport programs
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • G-sensitive semi-dry oil sump lubrication system
  • M Dynamic Stability Control-inc: all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering/braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, M dynamic mode
  • M mobility system-inc: compressor w/sealant to fix flat tires
  • M Servotronic vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-ratio variable assist pwr steering w/M driving dynamics (Comfort & Sport levels)
  • M suspension system
  • M variable differential lock
  • Oil coolant heat exchanger
  • P255/40ZR19 front performance tires
  • P285/35ZR19 rear performance tires
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver/front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger deployment sensor
  • Front safety belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear Head Protection System (AHPS II) curtain airbags
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • M Dynamic Stability Control-inc: all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering/braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, M dynamic mode

Model Highlights

The 2008 BMW 5-Series serves up a range of possibilities, all backed by performance ability and luxury features. All 5-Series come with comprehensive stability technology that includes dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, and dynamic brake control. The 528i and 535i sedans come standard as rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel-drive systems adding $2,200 to the list price. The 550i and M5 sedans are rear-wheel drive only, and the 535 wagon is available in all-wheel drive only. New six-cylinder engines add power to the 528s and 535s. The 528s receive a new 3.0L inline six that produces 230 horsepower--a modest 15-horsepower improvement over 2007. The 535s receive a 45-horsepower bump (300 total) over 2007 by virtue of a new 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline six. The 550 and M5 round out the power offerings. The 550's V8 produces 360 horsepower and the M5's V10 an even 500. The Steptronic automatic transmission is a no-cost option (in 2007, going shiftless cost $1,275). The sequential manual gearbox (SMG) is no longer offered on the 535i and 550i--in its place, a six-speed sport automatic with paddle shifters can be added for $500. Standard features on the 5-Series include a power sunroof with an anti-trap feature, automatic headlights, fog lights, power mirrors with auto tilt-down, tri-zone climate control, and iDrive. In addition to the powertrain upgrade, the 535 gets xenon headlights with auto-leveling and 10-way power front seats. The 550i adds Dakota leather seats and front and rear park distance control. Options for the 528i include genuine Dakota leather seats for $1,450 as well as a Premium Package that includes power driver seat lumbar support, interior illumination, and a universal garage door opener. The Sport Package upgrades the tires to 245 series run-flats on 18-inch wheels, 20-way power front seats, active roll stabilization, and a sport-tuned suspension. Active cruise control with a "stop and go" function is available, as is a navigation system and an audiophile Logic7 sound system with 13 speakers and twin subwoofers. For 2008, a lane departure warning system is optional. A high-beam assist option gives drivers one less thing to worry about, while a USB adapter adds to the audio possibilities. On the 535s, Premium and Sport Packages are also available; the Sport Package upgrades the wheels and tires to 18-inch run-flats. On the 550i, the Sport Package includes 19-inch wheels and run-flat tires as well as 20-way power seats for $4,600. A Premium Package is not available on the 550i, as the equipment is already standard. The performance-oriented M5 is a completely different story, and it stands apart from the rest of the 5-Series as one of the best performance sedans in the world. Every part of the car seems designed with high speed handling in mind. It's equipped with a high-output aluminum 5.0L V10 that uses stepless variable valve timing and direct ignition to generate its adrenalin-inducing 500 horsepower. The engine is mated to a seven-speed SMG transmission with 11 shift programs and launch control (a conventional six-speed manual transmission is also available). The wheels are driven via a variable differential lock and a special dynamic stability control program unique to the M5. Further performance enhancements include M-specific suspension, cross drilled disc brakes, body panels with air intakes and spoiler, and even M-specific Merino leather heated power front seats. For 2008, a heated steering wheel can be added.

Equipment

  • Locking/Limited Slip Differential
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Active Suspension
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Power Steering
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Generic Sun/Moonroof
  • Rear Spoiler
  • HID headlights
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Headlights-Auto-Leveling
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Mirror Memory
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Floor Mats
  • Cruise Control
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Security System
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Power Windows
  • Generic Sun/Moonroof
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Telematics
  • Requires Subscription
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Navigation System
  • Trip Computer
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Security System
  • Immobilizer
  • Cruise Control
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Premium Sound System
  • MP3 Player
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • A/C
  • Rear A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Power Outlet
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Rear Reading Lamps
  • Emergency Trunk Release
  • ABS
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights

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