2012 BMW 528i First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 BMW 5 Series - Road Test Specs

2012 BMW 5 Series Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 8-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 BMW 528i
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$46,700
Assembly locationDingolfing, Germany


ConfigurationLongitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,997/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240 @ 5,000-6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 1,250-4,800
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)1=4.71, 2=3.14, 3=2.11, 4=1.67, 5=1.29, 6=1.0, 7=0.84, 8=0.67
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.23:1


Suspension, frontIndependent mulitlink with two lower control arms and double ball joints, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.0:1
Tire make and modelMichelin Primacy
Tire typeSummer tire
Tire size, front225/55 R17 97Y
Tire size, rear225/55 R17 97Y
Wheel size17-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)23 city/34 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM stereo CD, MP3 compatible, 10 speakers, 180 watts
iPod/digital media compatibilityYes
Satellite radioOptional
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)NA
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityYes
Navigation systemOptional
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)BMW Assist
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsOptional front and rear parking sonar, optional rear, side and top view cameras
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceNA
Night VisionOptional
Driver coaching displayNA

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,814
Length (in.)193.1
Width (in.)73.2 excluding mirrors
Height (in.)57.6
Wheelbase (in.)116.9
Track, front (in.)63
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Turning circle (ft.)17.95
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.1
Headroom, front (in.)40.5
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.2
Seating capacityFive


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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