2012 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive Specs

4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 15 mpg City/20 mpg Hwy
Engine Turbocharged Gas V8, 4.4L
EPA Class Mid-Size
Style Name Sedan
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission -inc: sport & manual shift modes, adaptive transmission control (ATC)


EPA Classification Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors 4
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4519
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 116.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.6
Length, Overall (in) 193.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.4

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20

Performance Specs

Engine Order Code N63
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 450 @ 1750-4500
Fuel System Direct Injection
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 400 @ 5500-6400
Displacement 4.4L/268
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08
Trans Order Code 205
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Trans Type 8
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11
Clutch Size (in) NA
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.9
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Size 245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45R18
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera Yes
Stability Control Yes
Other Features Anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: dynamic brake control (DBC)
Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation,...
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door...
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system...
Front seat side-impact airbags
Front & rear seat head protection system (HPS)
BMW Assist Safety Plan w/Bluetooth wireless technology -inc: (4)...
BMW Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive...
BMW Ultimate Service
Front & rear park distance control
Crash sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect...
3-point safety belts w/force limiters & head restraints at all...
Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners
Acoustic safety-belt warning
Active head restraints for driver & front passenger
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
Child safety rear door locks
Emergency interior trunk release handle
Rear-view camera
Tire pressure monitor


Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 12
Drivetrain Miles/km 50,000
Drivetrain Years 4
Maintenance Miles/km 50,000
Maintenance Years 4
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Note Assist Safety Plan
Roadside Assistance Years 4

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
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