Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. To get out of Park, you depress the unlock button and move the shifter forward or backward for Reverse or Drive. The optional navigation system, located in the center console, proved easy to use, delivering a fine three-dimensional display and excellent, well-timed verbal instructions even in the most complex of multi-lane maneuvers. If you move the shifter left, you get manual selection of the eight gears. With everything we love about the smaller 3 Series wrapped into a larger package, 5 Series models like the 2012 528i, 2012 535i, and 2012 550i are the logical upgrade for those who have outgrown their 3 Series cars. This reduces the net amount of time that the engine must drive the alternator producing charge. The system is so fast that when a front wheel hits a pothole at highway speed, the rear shock absorber will be prepared for it before the pothole arrives.
Not surprisingly, 2012 sees the continuation of two of these offerings in reasonably unchanged form, with one very interesting exception, the 2012 528i. Lane departure warning monitors lane markers; when a lane change begins and turn signals are not activated, the system warns the driver with vibration in the steering wheel. All-wheel drive improves stability in slippery conditions. The 5 Series uses a superb 8-speed automatic transmission. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Driven on the racetrack, we found the two 535i and 550i to be extremely controllable at massive levels of acceleration, stopping and cornering.
For the most demanding sporting driver, they are a bit on the big-and-heavy side, but their excellent vehicle dynamics and agility make them assertively proactive and manageable when faced with the necessity of an emergency avoidance maneuver, making them excellent family sedans. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. Rear Suspension : Coil springs. Instrumentation includes four classic circular gauges set against a black panel for optimal legibility. The 5 Series models are substantial, well-engineered passenger cars, yet they are gifted with an exciting athleticism that keeps the driving experience engaging and pleasurable.
Surprisingly, these seemingly insignificant differences produce better balance and less understeer in the 528i, the best handling of the three. The unit is in good condition and nice,both inside and outside. The strokes of wood that give the 5 interior its deluxe feel are available in three colors, with Ash Anthracite and Fineline Matte optional. And more pointedly, is it dynamic enough to…. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. The exterior of the 5 Series draws inspiration from the current 7 Series. The display is trans-reflective: Sunlight actually enhances its legibility.
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags with passenger seat sensors are standard on all 5 Series models, as are front seat-mounted side impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and an automatic crash response system. To heighten controllability and give the driver an improved platform, available dynamic damping control constantly adjusts shock rates to match the current road surface. They will tell you every small problem the unit has. Both front seats have 10-way power adjustment, though with the Sport Package, the driver's seat is provided with deluxe 18-way multi-contour seats. Now that the 5 Series has inherited some of the styling cues and natural good looks of its bigger brother, the 7 Series, the car is well-rounded as far as size, luxury, and value are concerned. The affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts.
The brakes also have a hybrid-like regenerative-energy feature; they capture electric energy generated during braking and send electricity to the battery. Additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash. I can say this is the beginning of our long time business friendship and I will surely call again for more business and i will recommend this seller to my friends and family. A rear camera comes standard on 550i sedan and Gran Turismo models, and is available with the technology package for all other models some models require bundling with the Park Distance Control feature. To return to Park, you press Park on the top of the lever. Climate controls and ventilation are as expected: superb.
The dashboard is angled slightly toward the driver, while the horizontal lines of the dash add to a feeling of spaciousness for both front-seat occupants. This cuts the amount of time the engine must drive the alternator belt, heightening fuel efficiency. Additionally, all-wheel drive is available in all 5 Series models. Firm and supportive, but the bolstering is never intrusive, and the pinholed leather keeps you comfy in any weather. Glowing tan and matte black contrast handsomely on the dashboard, these surfaces punctuated by elegant swatches of exotic wood. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Head-up display delivers vehicle speed and other data without requiring a glance away from the road ahead.
It takes a bit of training and a goodly number of false starts. With a fuel consumption of 4. In addition, active roll stabilization curtails body roll in hard cornering, giving the driver heightened command. I'm lucky to have the full help from Alisa, her service and reply are quick,detailed and kind. The front seats feature plenty of side bolstering, and keep the driver and passenger firmly in place if the desire for spirited driving arises. Automated headlights follow curves in winding roads, and automated high-beam controls switch high beams on and off as required when drawing close to another car or meeting oncoming cars up to 440 yards ahead.
The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. So what does maximum driving performance in these 5s have to do with day-to-day driving? While the 550i is the obvious choice for real speed, the 528i's strong handling, fine fuel mileage, adequate acceleration and attractive base price will attract many, including us. You can only go from Drive to Reverse, and vice versa, by first pressing the unlock button. . Any true emergency maneuver in normal traffic demands near maximal use of a car's balance and grip.
And as expected, all controls are well placed, with the driver-only functions situated to the left of the steering column or on the wheel itself. I can't fit the whole story here but the car had problems with it's Brake rotors, transmission fluid leak, power steering leak, cooling system leak, I had specifically asked if the car had these issues before making the purchase. The big news is the addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in 528i, replacing the previous naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine. Handsomely flared wheel openings filled with stylishly modern wheels and large tires underline the car's muscularity and its rear-wheel drive layout. The driving experience is exclent.