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2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Price Range: $62,000 - $62,000 | 15 MPG City - 22 MPG Highway

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2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The 5-Series lineup of models offers athletic and surefooted sedans that also offer a surprising level of comfort inside. Technology is also a strong point in the 5-Series, with performance and safety standouts such as Active Steering, Active Roll Stabilization and a night vision system. The 5-series Grand Turismo Wagon is a very fashionable and fun-to-drive alternative to a sport-utility vehicle.

What's new for 2012?

Following a significant redesign last year, the BMW 5-series enters 2012 largely unchanged, though the 528i replaces its inline-6 with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder, which produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The unit is mated to an 8-speed automatic. BMW xDrive is also now available on the 528i.

Model Strengths

  • Athletic handling
  • superior ride quality
  • understated styling
  • powerful and refined engines
  • impressive high-tech features

Model Review

For 2012, the BMW 5-Series is offered with three different engines--designated by the models 528, 535 and 550. A 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder is standard on 528 models; 535 models get a turbocharged 3.0l six. A twin-turbo 4.4L V8 engine making 407 horsepower powers the 550. All three models are offered with rear-wheel or xDrive all-wheel drive. The 535 and 550 models come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, while the 528 is offered with a new 8-speed automatic transmission with taller overdrive gears aimed at offering higher fuel economy. The 5-Series also includes BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system, which charges the battery when the car is decelerating or braking, rather than running the alternator all the time.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Active Suspension System Opt
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Std
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2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

4dr Sdn 550i RWD

Engine

Engine Type 4.4L Turbocharged Gas V8
Horsepower 400 @ 5500-6400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 450 @ 1750-4500 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal
Fuel Economy 15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 407 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 8.0 in.
Tires 245/45R18

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.1 in. / 41.4 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 38.0 in. / 36.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 18.4 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 116.9 in.
Curb Weight 4365 lb.
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2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

4dr Sdn 550i RWD

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Telematics Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Navigation System Standard
Parking assist Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Parking assist Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Satellite Radio Optional