Enjoy Driving Again
Sometimes my wife and I don’t see eye to eye. Such is the case when it comes to automobiles.
To her, a car is just a mode of transportation — a way to get from point A to point B. To me, a car is not just a way to get down the road, but rather a vehicle for excitement. I love to drive. In my 20s, I owned a silver sports car that I drove whenever I had a spare moment. Twenty years and two kids later, I find myself driving an SUV.
Now the time has come to look for a new vehicle. I need a family-friendly vehicle that that will still get my heart pumping. After much investigation and many test drives, I found the BMW 528i with xDrive.
On the outside, the BMW 528i is a classically refined sedan that will turn the heads of other drivers. It comes standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic and adaptive xenon headlights, LED accent lights and LED fog lights.
As soon as I opened the door, I was anxious to get behind the wheel. The spacious cabin beckons you to sit in the captain’s chair. When I sit in a car for the first time, I like to familiarize myself with its features. The BMW 528i does not disappoint when it comes to high-tech features and creature comforts, including auto-dimming heated mirrors, automatic wipers, sunroof, dual-zone cruise control, power-tilt-steering wheel and iDrive interface with a 10.2 inch display. For the music lover, it has a 12-speaker sound system, aux-in jack and 20 GB of digital music storage.
Now for the best part — I started the engine. As the motor purred, I could almost hear the 40-plus years of refinement that went into its development. I pressed down hard on the gas pedal. I was amazed how quickly this large sedan accelerates. It is truly impressive that this car can hit 60 mph in just over six seconds. The BMW 528i is all of this while maintaining a sensible mpg — around 30 combined.
The 8-speed, automatic transmission performs flawlessly. However, if you want a truer driving experience, you can opt for manual drive and use the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
This model has the xDrive moniker, which means it exhibits incredible handling in all weather, including Colorado winters. The fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and steering system provide driving dynamics that are high precision while still smooth running. I could feel the sporty driving pleasure that the chassis transmitted from the road directly through the steering wheel. The end result is a vehicle that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism, comfort and everyday usability.
When you are looking to buy your next family car, don’t settle for a boring old sedan or an adrenaline inhibiting SUV. Treat yourself to a luxury and pulse-boosting vehicle, the BMW 528i with xDrive.
Visit Schomp BMW at 1190 Plum Valley Lane to test drive the 528i. ShompBMW.com