BMW is going green with the new the 2012 BMW 528i when it hits U.S. dealerships this fall. The new model is packing with the company’s latest green technologies called the EfficientDynamics.
The 2012 BMW 528i will feature auto stop-start technology and variable valve timing in the TwinPower turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The TwinPower inline-four engine is provided with direct-injection technology along with valvetronic intake control and a single twin-scroll turbo. The result of this setup netted about 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque from the small displacement 2.0-liter engine.
The new engine setup develops high torque at low rpm, which enables the 2012 BMW 528i to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. That is about 0.4 seconds quicker than the six-cylinder-engined 2011 528i. In addition, the 2012 528i also gets all-wheel drive as an option as well.
To further enhance fuel economy, the new 2012 BMW 528i features regenerative braking technology and the new 8-speed automatic gearbox along with stop-start technology help to provide about 15 percent more fuel saving.
We expect more details of the 2012 BMW 528i to be released near launch date.