BMW is not afraid of change, and that can be seen in the 2012 BMW 528i - trading in its straight-6 in favor of a more efficient (and more powerful) turbocharged four-cylinder. All-wheel drive is also offered on the 528i this year as well as an automatic start/stop system.
The 2012 BMW 528i now features a direct inject, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that prevents lag and maximizes performance. The result is 240 hp, the same as last year's normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-6, as well as 260 lb-ft of torque, a substantial boost of 30 lb-ft over last year.
There are also a plethora of standard features that come with the 2012 BMW 258i including 17-inch wheels, adjustable driving settings (alters suspension, steering, throttle and automatic transmission response), LED running lights, automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, a sunroof, cruise control and auto-dimming mirrors.
Inside the cabin you get dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar and driver memory functions, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery and a power tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel. The standard electronic features of the car won't disappoint either, with BMW Assist emergency communications system, Bluetooth, the iDrive electronics interface and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.