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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:01 AM
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Road test review - 2012 BMW 528i

ran across this first drive review on Edmund's Inside Line.


The cited new mpg is not a big jump, but still very nice for a high mileage daily driver like me... "The 2012 528i improves on the 2011 model's fuel economy by 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway and achieves an EPA rating of 23 city/34 highway mpg."

I still have not seen "official" mpg numbers on the EPA or Dept of Energy websites.

Their bottom line opinion... "The 2012 BMW 528i is a car with an unusual breadth of personality, ranging from comfortable econo-sedan to sporting four-door. And this efficient new twin-turbo four allows it to pull off these character switches with conviction. Yet it's not a car of split personality. The satisfying way in which it gels makes it easy to understand why this is the best-selling sedan in its class, worldwide."

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:11 AM
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So much for the N20 ruining the car.

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:20 AM
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I'm right! The auto rags including Roundel who wrongly took that "up to" 15% mileage improvement figure and ran with it in all the wrong ways saying it would get 37 mpg highway were, unfortunately, all wrong.

I was pretty close. I was projecting 24/33 mpg thinking the start stop and only 4-cylindres worth of friction at low speeds would give a bit more than 1 mpg in the city, but instead it came out 23/34 mpg. Still within the range of my prediction. I think I said it would do 33 mpg on the highway, or 34 mpg "tops". So I was right there.

Anyways nice review. Look forward to trying out a 528xi.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
So much for the N20 ruining the car.
If you're particular about the sound and feel and throttle response and overall "drive" and personality of the NA Inline-6, it's still probably going to "ruin" the car for some. The N20 also introduces a host of long-term reliability and maintenance concerns vs the naturally aspirated and port injected N52.
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