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2012 BMW M5

At a Glance

Pricing $47,500 - $89,900
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 3.0l I6 HEV T, 3.0l I6 T, 4.4l V8 T
Transmissions A8, M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 14-24 (city), 20-34 (highway)

The mid-sized 5-Series is a technological tour-de-force. A host of electronics, electronic driving aids, exotic materials and construction techniques set the 5-Series apart from the mainstream. Three engines are offered including a fuel-efficient four cylinder turbo (528i), an inline six-cylinder (535i), and a powerful turbocharged V8 (550i). The 5-Series also offers the xDrive all-wheel-drive system. All models are available with a choice of 6-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The interior is relatively uncluttered given that a large number of functions are located within the iDrive system that dominates the center console. Unlike many of its competitors, the 5-Series emphasizes the "sport" in sport sedan.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
528i 2.0l I4 T (240-bhp) A8 RWD 24/34/28 67 $47,500
528i Leather 2.0l I4 T (240-bhp) A8 RWD 24/34/28 67 $48,950
528i xDrive 2.0l I4 T (240-bhp) A8 AWD 22/33/27 64 $49,800
528i xDrive Leather 2.0l I4 T (240-bhp) A8 AWD 22/33/27 64 $49,945
535i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 RWD 20/30/24 73 $53,100
535i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A8 RWD 20/30/24 74 $53,100
535i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A8 AWD 21/30/25 63 $55,400
550i 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) M6 RWD 15/22/18 71 $62,400
550i 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) A8 RWD 17/25/21 72 $62,400
550i xDrive 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) A8 AWD 16/24/20 67 $64,700
ActiveHybrid 5 3.0l I6 HEV T (335-bhp) A8 RWD 23/30/26 68 $61,100
M5 4.4l V8 T (560-bhp) SM7 RWD 14/20/17 77 $89,900
M5 4.4l V8 T (560-bhp) M6 RWD 15/22/18 75 $89,900