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BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

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BMW 528i Sedan (2014) review: 40 facts and highlights

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
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BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

Why is BMW 528i Sedan (2014) better than the average?

  • Better fuel economy (city)
    ?

    10l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
    ?

    6.9l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • More headroom (front)
    ?

    1.03mvs989.43mm
  • Longer basic warranty (years)
    ?

    4yrsvs3.7yrs
  • Longer basic warranty (km)
    ?

    80 000kmvs72 525.01 123 595 505km
  • Lower coefficient of drag
    ?

    0.27Cdvs0.29Cd
  • Height
    1.46mvs1.47m
  • Larger fuel tank
    ?

    70lvs66.56l

General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
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Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
2.Has fully independent suspension
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This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
3. longer basic warranty (km)
?

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96 561km

80 000km

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
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A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
5. longer basic warranty (years)
?

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Hyundai Elantra (2014)

5yrs

4yrs

6. longer drivetrain warranty (km)
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The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160 934km

80 000km

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume
?

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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Tesla Model S 70 (2016)

894l

396l

2. more headroom (front)
?

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.08m

1.03m

3.height
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Best

Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014)

1.41m

1.46m

4. shorter length
?

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Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014)

4.42m

4.91m

5. more headroom (rear)
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More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.05m

973mm

6. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.57m

2.97m

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag
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The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

0.27Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)
?

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

10l/100 km

2.maximum torque
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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

967Nm

258Nm

3.Has Stop-Start system
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A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
4. better fuel economy (highway)
?

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

6.9l/100 km

5. more horsepower
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Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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Opel VXR8 GTS (2014)

585hp

241hp

6.Has a turbocharged engine
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A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
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A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
2.Has in-car system
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An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
3.Has smart key as standard
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A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
4.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
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The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
5.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

1

6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
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ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

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