2012 BMW 528i Sedan Review
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.
A mid-size luxury sedan with seating for five, the 2012 BMW 5 Series is available with either FWD or AWD. Engines consist of an inline 3.0-liter V6 (240 hp), 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 (300 hp), and a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine (400 hp) capable of a 0-60 time of 5.0 seconds. An 8-speed automatic transmission enables the 5-series to achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 34 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include glass sunroof, dual-zone climate controls, iPod/iPhone integration, USB connection, navigation system, heated front seats, premium sound, and rear-seat entertainment system. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking, advanced airbags, emergency brake assist, stability control, traction control, brake drying, and tire pressure monitoring, rearview camera, and night vision with pedestrian detection. The 5 Series is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.