2008 BMW 5 Series Review from North America

2008 BMW 5 Series 550i 4.8 V8

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.8 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series


I would highly recommend this car


No problems so far, but it does take the A/C a few minutes to cool the cabin down in 100 degree weather, and the engine burns a little oil, but there are no oil leaks.

General Comments:

This is a seriously quick car. The seats feel like they wrap around your body, and the handling is like being in a sports car.

This car is so much fun to drive; the 550 has the M-Sport package, so it has a very muscular body.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2012

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review