About BMW 528i
As a model in the famous BMW 5 Series, which has set the standard for a premium sports sedan, BMW 528i was built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, between 1979 and 2016 as an executive car. Originally introduced as the second-generation 5 Series, which is the successor of BMW New Class, 528i also positions between the ubiquitous 3 Series and the 7 Series. Competing against the Jaguar XF, Hyundai Genesis and Audi A6, 528i has won many awards such as being on Car and Driver Magazine's Ten Best List, Canadian Car of the Year and so on. But after being manufactured for five generations, 528i was replaced by 530i for the 2017 model year.
The fourth-generation BMW 528i (E60/E61) was produced from 2003 to 2010 and debuted for the 2003 model year as the successor to the BMW 5 Series (E39). It was offered in two body styles, 4-door saloon and 5-door estate and came in two trim levels: base 528i and xDrive528i. During this generation, BMW 528i was powered by 3.0 L I6 rated at 240 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque and this engine sent power through either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels. The more recent 528i (F10) was produced from January 2010 to March 2017 and debuted in November 2009 as the successor to the E60 5 Series. And back then, 528i got power from a 2.0 L turbocharged I4 producing 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. And 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions were also available.
BMW 528i Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering a near-perfect blend of performance, luxury and interior room, BMW 528i is definitely high on the purchasing list for people desiring mid-size luxury vehicles. But as a wise 528i driver, you would like to know about these common problems on it in advance:
First, based on the information from car repair statistics site repairpal.com, engine failure pluses cooling system failure could be seen as the worst situation that BMW 528i could meet during driving. Most people know how serious the engine failure is but the cooling system only deteriorates engine issue and speeds up its wearing process. Some experienced 528i drivers offered that once the cooling system starts to leak coolant, the engine keeps at a high operation temperature, its performance will reduce quickly. It will run roughly, misfire, stall and suffer from starting issues such as hard starting or inability to start; of left unattended, you will notice the vehicle also loses power when acceleration and suffers from bad gas mileage. Finally, both Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light will come on to warn you that the 528i water pump, cooling hose, intake manifold gasket, radiator, spark plug, oil filter, air filter, exhaust manifold gasket and valve cover gasket.
Second, for BMW 528i drivers, steering and suspension issues are also troublesome to deal with since most of them have no knowledge about working principle of automobiles. In fact, these two problems have some similar symptoms. For example, both could result in clunking or grinding noises while driving, the difference lies on the former resulting noises from underneath the vehicle while driving while the latter causes noises when turning. And the steering failure could be attributed to the 528i steering column cover, power steering hose, power steering reservoir, tie rod end, upper steering column bearing and steering wheel. While for suspension failure, the 528i ball joints, wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing and control arm bushing are often the culprits.
A best-shaped BMW 528i needs every part on it function properly consistently but some parts are bound to be vulnerable due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. Parts including 528i seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight, cabin air filter, door handle and door lock actuator should be maintained routinely as they all play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they are exposed to harsh working conditions always.
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