The 2008 BMW 535i is a really exceptional car, offering a great driving experience and an impressive array of electronics in the cabin. From its shifter to its live traffic system, it has innovative features that should make any techie drool.
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For 2008, BMW puts its twin turbocharged 3-liter engine in the 5-series. This car is also loaded with most of BMW's latest technology, from HD radio to live traffic reporting.
This powerplant, launched in the 3-series last year, lets BMW compete with the plethora of 3.5-liter V-6 cars. It's a straight six cylinder 3-liter engine with twin-turbochargers, giving it 300 horsepower.
Controls on the three-spoke wheel let you change radio stations or CD tracks, lower and raise the volume, choose modes, and activate voice command. We never could figure out what the diamond-shaped button does.