I am trying to decide which of these to get. Any 530i I consider will have a new short block. The main argument in favor of the 530i is that I can get a certified/pre-owned one; not a bad thing having a warranty to cover all the minor electrical gremlins we see in BMWs. In favor of the 535i are the virtues of the classic big six, including durability and effective sharking. (It is my impression that sharking the 530i is less effective.)
Any and all informed opinions on the relative merits of the two cars are welcome. Thanks.