1997 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: One of the best cars I ever ha
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1997 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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528i Sedan (2.8L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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One of the best cars I ever had!
By kriss77 on

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan

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This is a superb car, and it is definitely the best in its class. This is a true sports sedan, that not only is very comfortable (16 way adjustable seats), but performance oriented. Acceleration times are amazing for this type of cars. 6.2 seconds from 0 to 60 on an automatic, and 5.8 seconds on a manual transmission speaks for itself. The V8 produces a massive torque and every time you step on the accelerator, you get "pulled" into the bucket of the seat. If you have never owned a 540i, you are missing a lot. If you plan on buying this car, make sure you get an extended warranty.

Best Features

4.4L V8 32-Valves producing 282HP, 16 way adjustable seats, heated seats, aluminum suspension, tool box, flash light, auto-tilt mirror in the reverse, 10-speaker stereo w/Digital Signal Processing, cellular phone, 50/50 weight distribution, perfect handling, great acceleration

Worst Features

durability of some of the minor interior gadgets
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