5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great car but different from past BMWs
By johny14 on
2012 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Got a 2012 528 M Sport, traded in my 2002 540i 200k miles later.
The 540 was a 4 door sports car and I loved it.
Negatives first - this one is a luxury car that tightens up in sport mode to be a great grand touring vehicle, but its not a sports car.
Which is fine with me because it is my daily driver.
Positives - WAY more comfortable and quiet, spectacular fuel economy (getting 34mpg hwy and 27.5 average).
Love the interior (switches all in the same place as my E39) + large NAV screen.
The turbo 4 takes a little getting used to coming from a V8 but it really goes if you push the pedal far enough.
Idrive interface best yet for BMW, interior design and fit & finish is awesome.
Ability to pick suspension settings (comfort v. sport) is nice.
for those complaining about the size and that it doesn't feel like a sports car, you did test drive it first, right?
get a 328 or 335 sport.
that was my 2nd choice.
body is a little large & wide, wish I could get a 90% scale model.
8 speed transmission has to be left alone, ratios too close to shift manually.