2012 BMW 5 Series Review. BMW debuted for 2011, a completely new, winsome range of BMW 5-series mid-size luxury sedans. Not surprisingly, sees 2012 the continuation of two of these sacrifices in reasonably unchanged form, with a very interesting exception, the 528i 2012.
Last year, BMW 528i was powered by a 240-HP version of BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-6. For 2012 BMW 5 Series, however is the same entry-level 528i now powered by a very different engine that far in BMW’s green future. Instead of a three-litre six-cylinder engine this is new and clean a turbocharged four-cylinder of extremely effective only two litres. Despite the fact that a third in cylinder capacity smaller than the previous six, generates this Twin-Power turbo four-cylinder larger torque and horsepower and much better fuel mileage, than the three-litre six-cylinder which it replaces.
To promote their orientation safety-car, the 2012 BMW 5 Series contain a comprehensive inventory of passive safety provisions, the multiple airbags and structural features that protection of occupants in the event that a effects occur. The 5 series models are substantial, well developed passenger cars, but they are gifted with an exciting athleticism that the driving experience engaging and enjoyable.
BMW’s iDrive fourth generation cockpit-management system is much easier to use than previous versions, but it’s still not the most intuitive, easy to find system. With patience and a little insight, however delivers the 2012 BMW iDrive results that you feel almost as smart as your car u. modular BMW Interior, much of which its way into models of the top of the line to the bottom, is handsome and contemporary. Glowing tan and matte black contrast rich on the dashboard, these surfaces characterized by elegant steel of exotic wood. Instrumentation is comprehensive and impeccable, on the German way. For those who see themselves as have reached a certain level, there is nothing in this stylish cabin that will contradict that view.
The 528i and 535i are decorated with leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone air conditioning with micron air filter, 205 watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with 12 speakers, redundant steering wheel controls, pre-wiring for satellite radio and CD-changer, iDrive, power moon roof, bluetooth, wood trim.
Options include the cold weather package ($ 1,450), that includes heated steering wheel, fold-down rear seat, heated front seats, heated rear seats split, retractable headlight washers; the Premium package for 528i and 535i ($ 2,250) includes power tailgate, universal garage-door opener, park distance control, leather seats. The 528i Sport package ($ 3,600) adds dynamic damper control, leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, seats, Shadowline exterior trim multi-touch contour, anthracite headliner. The driver package assistance for 528i and 535i ($ 1,350) includes automatic high beams, lane departure warning, active blind spot detection; the Luxury Seating Arrangement ($ 2,450) adds power rear sunshade, manual rear window shades, ventilated front seats, active front seats, four-zone climate control; the package technology for 528i and 535i ($ 1,850) adds rear view camera, navigation system; and the Premium Sound package ($ 950) includes satellite radio with one year subscription, premium audio.
The 2012 BMW 5 Series is available in three models: BMW 528i with 2.0-liter turbo-four ($46,700), BMW 535i with 3.0-liter inline-6 ($52,250), and BMW 550i with 4.4-liter V8 ($61,700). The BMW 528xi ($49,000), BMW 535xi ($54,550), and BMW 550xi ($64,000) add all-wheel drive.