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Re: Are they revising the 540i's too?? (archive)

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Posted by Kenny on July 03, 2000 at 16:54:50:

In Reply to: Let's see, a 528i sport NOW - or a 530i WHEN? posted by Bry-Dog on July 03, 2000 at 15:53:13:

If the 530i's are coming out soon, are they bumping up the performance of the 540i's also?? I was just curious about this.. If they are, maybe you can get a big discount on a new 540i instead..

BTW- What the heck is a 525i?? Is that the same engine as in the 323i ?? Why would BMW even bother bringing that here?? Can the new 525i match the performance of the outgoing 528i??

My personal opinion is to go for a well discounted 528i, any new engine or model will always have its little glitches that need to be worked out... Why be the guinea pig on a new $45k car??

: Hey guys.

: I don't mean to cross over on your "turf," but I think that it is time for me to give up on the large mass and appeal of my 1990 735i and take the plunge for a Y2K 528i with a sport/premium package. I am not in a rush, I just want something by the end of summer. I have found that 528i's of all kinds are being BLOWN out the doors to make room for - get this - a 525i AND a 530i. All six dealers within thirty miles of my home (CA) are repotedly getting shipments of 7-9 528i's EACH on July 7, 8, and 9th - and then that's it. Holy S#!t.! Is this a good time to snake a loaded 528i and run, or should I take a wait-and-see attitude and let the 525's and 530's roll in? In my opinion, a 525 is out, so do I need to wait two - ? months for a similar car that dealers won't be blowing out?

: Never mind, I think I just answered my own questions. Anyway, what is a good "deal" for a 528i with sport/premium and lets say - DSP, moonroof, and a steptronic? I plan on taking the 36mo. lease.

: Does anyone think that the Xenons are worth the dough? I have seen reports of problems on the 3 and 5 series models, are they correctable? Also, is there a website that is very useful for you 5-series owners? 7-series owners are very helpful with each other and get along very well (it's almost like a private club). Do you 5er owners ever hang out and do crazy weekend things too?





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