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  • 2012 BMW 5-Series

    #10 in 2012 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • 2013 BMW 5-Series

    #11 in 2013 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • 2014 BMW 5-Series

    #11 in 2014 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $49,200
    • $47,800
    • $55,100
    • Avg. Paid
    • $13,963
    • $17,729
    • $24,091

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.1 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 7.4 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.6 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.5 /5
    • 3.5 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Brisk acceleration in 535i and 550i
      • Great fuel economy with base engine
      • Athletic handling
      • Strong turbocharged engines
      • User-friendly infotainment system
      • Strong and efficient diesel model
      • Comfortable and composed ride
      • Straightforward infotainment system
    • Cons
      • Small trunk in sedan models
      • Limited back-seat legroom
      • Rivals have more luxurious interiors
      • Poor fuel economy in hybrid model

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 3.0 L/182
    • MPG
    • 22 City / 32 Hwy
    • 24 City / 34 Hwy
    • 20 City / 30 Hwy
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    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4dr Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 116.9
    • 116.850
    • 116.9
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 193.1
    • 192.874
    • 193.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 73.2
    • 73.228
    • 73.2
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.6
    • 57.637
    • 57.6
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4001
    • 3714
    • 4090
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heads-Up Display
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Automatic Parking
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Power Liftgate
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Hands-Free Liftgate
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • All Wheel Steering
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 100.5
    • 100.5
    •  
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.1
    • 39.1
    • 40.5
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.4
    • 41.4
    • 41.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.3
    • 58.3
    • 58.3
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    •  
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.0
    • 38.0
    • 38.3
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.1
    • 36.1
    • 35.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 56.2
    • 56.2
    • 56.2
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 18.4
    • 18.363
    • 14
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Entertainment System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cooled Driver Seat
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Rear Seat
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Night Vision
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
    • Displacement
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0L/122
    • 3.0 L/182
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 240 @ 5000
    • 245 @ 5000-6500
    • 300 @ 5800
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 260 @ 1250
    • 258 @ 1250-4800
    • 300 @ 1200
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/Manual Shift
    • Automatic w/Manual Shift
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • - TBD -
    • 39.206
    • 39.2
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 22
    • 24
    • 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 32
    • 34
    • 30
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.5
    • 18.492
    • 18.5
    Suspension
    • Active Suspension System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
    • Control Arm
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link Integral-V
    • Integral-V Multi-Arm
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Optional

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