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Re: 530i/535i quandary (archive)

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Posted by Allan on January 03, 2000 at 18:07:28:

In Reply to: 530i/535i quandary posted by Mike Scheer on January 03, 2000 at 15:51:29:

I have a '94 530i, Nikasil. Used to have an '88 735i. Both clutch. I have these thoughts.

530i. Block is just a price issue. Engine is lower maintenance (a plus) but requires premium fuel (a minus). 32-valve top end produces low tip-in power, makes stick shift car a little less driveable.

535i. Old 12-valve six is smooth and pulls very nicely from low rpms.

Other things being equal, and as time goes by they more and more are equal, I would lean to the 535i. Loved that motor!

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