2012 Bmw 528
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BMW will not stand behind their product

by from Minnesota on April 5, 2016

At 90,000 the timing chain starting rubbing on the guides. It cost $6,400 to repair. The timing chain on other cars is designed to last the life of the car, not 90,000 miles. BMW did redesi...
At 90,000 the timing chain starting rubbing on the guides. It cost $6,400 to repair. The timing chain on other cars is designed to last the life of the car, not 90,000 miles. BMW did redesign timing chain in 2015, but would not repair my car. Its an expensive car to purchase, and even more expensive to maintain. I will never purchase another BMW.
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Does not recommend this car

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Very nice car

by from Washington DC on January 23, 2012

Moved from a 3 series to a 528. The car is packed with technology and fuel economy improvements (528i). The new engine is a 4cyl but more powerful than the 6cyl it replaced. Overall the car is great. ...
Moved from a 3 series to a 528. The car is packed with technology and fuel economy improvements (528i). The new engine is a 4cyl but more powerful than the 6cyl it replaced. Overall the car is great. Best in its class.
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Love it

by from Little Rock, Ar on May 29, 2012

This is the most impressive car I have ever owned. It has an excellent, silky smooth ride; extremely comfortable and versatile for both me and my husband. Most people would probably focus on the perfo...
This is the most impressive car I have ever owned. It has an excellent, silky smooth ride; extremely comfortable and versatile for both me and my husband. Most people would probably focus on the performance aspects of a BMW, and understandly so. But we wanted a performance car that also gave us great economy and comfort. We love the turbo charged 4 cylinder engine for combining the two. Luxury, performance, style, and comfort. Terrific.
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Worst Car I ever had

by from Atlanta on October 28, 2016

Bought well maintained 2012 BMW 5 series. Got transmission fail for no reason on 57k miles. Repair cost - 6500$. Think well before get this junk out of warranty!
Bought well maintained 2012 BMW 5 series. Got transmission fail for no reason on 57k miles. Repair cost - 6500$. Think well before get this junk out of warranty!
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Just Awesome

by from Irvine, CA on July 2, 2012

Upgraded from a 2009 A4. This is an absolutely sweet car. Performance and elegance synthesized into one. It's definitely the best car I've owned. The 2.0 engine is quite misleading. It performs much b...
Upgraded from a 2009 A4. This is an absolutely sweet car. Performance and elegance synthesized into one. It's definitely the best car I've owned. The 2.0 engine is quite misleading. It performs much better than advertised. No regrets!
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Can't top this

by from Idaho on November 24, 2011

Sweet ride; excellent combination of sophisticated luxury, comfort, power, handling and economic value. Excellent gas mileage while giving the power whenever needed. I absolutely love my 528i x-drive!
Sweet ride; excellent combination of sophisticated luxury, comfort, power, handling and economic value. Excellent gas mileage while giving the power whenever needed. I absolutely love my 528i x-drive!
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Best car yet.

by from Dallas, TX on January 12, 2016

This is my 3rd BMW and my second 5 series. Car is just the right size, is super quiet, and has a great ride. It's also economical and surprisingly quick for a turbo 4 cylinder engine. Takes a little w...
This is my 3rd BMW and my second 5 series. Car is just the right size, is super quiet, and has a great ride. It's also economical and surprisingly quick for a turbo 4 cylinder engine. Takes a little while to master the I-drive & navigation system, though. I expect to drive this car for many happy years. Buy one, you won't regret it!
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You'll Enjoy the 528 BMW

by from santa clara,ca on January 16, 2015

It is very comfortable. I ended up naming my car. His name is Bishop. Great car. When you put it on sport mode, he let's you know he is in charge. Yahoo. The mileage is you put it on eco pro is fantas...
It is very comfortable. I ended up naming my car. His name is Bishop. Great car. When you put it on sport mode, he let's you know he is in charge. Yahoo. The mileage is you put it on eco pro is fantastic for having this bigger vehicle. Take a test drive, you will see what I mean. Happy to be a BMW owner
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The Car

by from Sicklerville, NJ on August 29, 2015

The ride is great of course and it is hard to believe it is a 4 cylinder car with the power it possesses. It is extremely comfortable and a pleasure to drive. The gas mileage is an added plus, This is...
The ride is great of course and it is hard to believe it is a 4 cylinder car with the power it possesses. It is extremely comfortable and a pleasure to drive. The gas mileage is an added plus, This is my 3rd BMW but it is my first purchase of a 5 series and like the rest, I love the performance of this car. This is the car me.
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Heated seats

by from Hutto on February 12, 2013

We have a 2008 528 but it doesn't have heated seats so we purchased a 2012 with them. Other newer features include the back up camera, park distance, improved cup holders and 36 mpg on the way home. I...
We have a 2008 528 but it doesn't have heated seats so we purchased a 2012 with them. Other newer features include the back up camera, park distance, improved cup holders and 36 mpg on the way home. It does not have the comfort access (not needing the key to unlock) and we miss it. It's a great car.
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