Car reviews - BMW - 5 Series - 530i Sport sedan
9 Aug 2001
The 5 Series Sport presents a number of challenges for the driver with its primarily push-button climate, stereo and other controls. The steering wheel has buttons for stereo volume and pre-set stations, as well as cruise control operation. The steering wheel is electrically adjustable for both height and reach, and moves to the upmost position when the key is removed from the ignition to assist driver egress. Full electrics for seats, window and mirrors are standard. BMW's voice control system is available an option.
Did you know?BMW produced 350,729 units of the original ancestor to the 5 Series, the 1500 and its variants, between 1962 and 1972. Production of the first 5 Series between 1972 and 1981 totalled 699,094 cars. The second generation manufactured from 1981-88 saw a production run of 722,327 units, while the third generation to 1996 ran to more than 1.32 million models
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