BMW 550

2012 BMW 550

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  • (4.7) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,928$31,472
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 17-18
  • Engine: 400-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2012 BMW 550

Our Take on the 2012 BMW 550

Redesigned last year, the sixth-generation 5 Series gained a longer wheelbase, better fuel efficiency and more conventional styling than its predecessor. Available in 528i, 535i and 550i trims, the five-seat 5 Series is offered with a twin-turbo V-8 (550i), a single-turbo six-cylinder (535i) and... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price of Gran Turismo version
  • Smallish cabin

Notable Features

  • New turbo four-cylinder for 2012 (528i)
  • Turbocharged six-cylinder (535i)
  • Twin-turbo V-8 (550i)
  • Available as a sedan or Gran Turismo hatchback
  • Rear- or xDrive all-wheel drive

2012 BMW 550 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in November 2010 about the 2011 BMW 550. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. I don't walk away from every new model with a single overriding impression, but sometimes a car grabs me by the collar and shakes me. Whil... Read full review for the 2012 BMW 550

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 6 reviews

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best car for my bad back

by Dr G from Winter Springs on May 29, 2016

Best combination of comfort and forgiveness for my back on long ride. I had 3 back surgeries and have been having to make custom chairs in the past 10 years at a cost of $1500 per/- had to make the ch... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2012 BMW 550 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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