INTRO: Innovation, performance and style are hallmarks of the BMW 5-Series. Now available with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive, trims for the 2012 5-Series include the 528i, 535i and the range-topping 550i.
FEATURES: An updated version of BMW's iDrive enables control of vehicle functions including the navigation system and Mobile Office, a system that reads emails and text messages aloud. Optional Driving Dynamics Control allows easy selection of Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus driving modes.
PERFORMANCE: Base engine for the 528i is a new fuel efficient 240 horsepower turbocharged 2-liter inline-4. The 535i gets a 300 horsepower turbocharged inline-6. The 550i comes equipped with a 400 horsepower twin-turbo V8. The 5-Series is offered with either a 6-speed manual transmission, an 8-speed automatic.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING: Pricing for the 2012 BMW 5-Series starts at around $46,500. A range-topping 550i starts at over $61,000.
WARRANTY: The 5-Series is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: Potent powerplants, outstanding driving dynamics and impeccable style make the 2012 5-Series family sedan a true BMW.