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Go for the 525i (archive)

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Posted by TJ on September 26, 2001 at 18:02:53:

In Reply to: Which is better - 530i or 525i... posted by curtisblow on September 26, 2001 at 17:14:30:

All the people I know that have 525's are very happy with them. The 2.5L engine is a real gem. It's smooth and powerful for it's displacement. The 2.5L is found also in 3 series cars so maintance and parts are going to be a a lot cheaper. Many see the V8's a little complex but there are very nice when they run right. If you want the best possible enigine choice for a 5, get the 535i. One the best engines BMW have ever produced. The 2.5L is a modern engine as well, with some late model (M50) engines having VANOS like the M3 engines.

TJ


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