1999 BMW 5 Series Review | Edmunds.com

1999 BMW 5 Series

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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BMW 5 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 193 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 BMW 5 Series

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  • Pros

    Sport sedan and wagon in a luxury car package.

  • Cons

    Cheap plastic buttons for the power door lock switches are out of place in a car of this caliber, manual transmission in 540i difficult to modulate smoothly.

  • What's New for 1999

    New 528i and 540i sport wagons debut, all 5 Series models achieve low emission vehicle (LEV) status, and consumers will find extensive new standard and optional equipment on the cars.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


16 of 16 people found this review helpful

99 528i

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan

Purchased the car with 110,000miles and sold it with 200,000. Owned the car for 3 years and during that time other then $30 per oil change every 10k i had to spend $100 on new water pump. THAT IS IT. This car costed me nothing to own. If you are looking for a nice car that requires little to no maintenance - this is a car to get. Very good engine that has no problems, good performance and good MPG (30mpg on highway at 60mph).




The best sports wagon you

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Wagon

Smokin! If you have one you know what a great car it is!! Its easy to work on so I wont get rid of it. 120,000 miles and it is still as strong running as if it had 20,000. The torque is just a great feeling! It's a 'sleeper' on the streets. It's hard not to drive it hard like a sports car!!! I will fix any problem because you can't replace this car with an SUV. I have a Navigator for luxury rides and a Mini MC40 edition for go-cart fun rides but the wagon is a load hauling sports-car!!!




Awesome car

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Wagon

Awesome car. One of my favorite cars that I own and I have owned many. Great family car to pick up kids from school and fun to drive after hours




A fond farewell

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Wagon

Purchased CPO in 2001. Only had a few problems in my 9.5 years. Performance and build quality is unbeatable. Just sold the car as maintenance is getting expensive on a 12 year old BMW. My all in cost to drive the car (including repairs but excluding routine maintenance) was less than $3,600 per year. With a set of snow tires this car did great in the snow. Car was expensive upfront but more than worth it over time. I miss this car already. I only wish the new 535 wagon wasn't plagued with problems or I would not hesitate to buy another.




99 528i

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan

Bought this vehicle used in 07 with 85K. This vehicle was been a joy to own. No major issues at this time just the basic maint. I know it's just a matter of time. Might have to sell soon to avoid costly repair bills.




Worst car i've ever had

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan

Drives great when its not being repaired which is every other week, I'll take a Honda with all upgrades over an over priced over rated BMW. Sell before warranty expires or be ready to empty your wallet.



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Full 1999 BMW 5 Series Review

What's New for 1999

New 528i and 540i sport wagons debut, all 5 Series models achieve low emission vehicle (LEV) status, and consumers will find extensive new standard and optional equipment on the cars.

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Talk About The 1999 5 Series

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bonnie_rick
bonnie_rick
12-04-1998
to the front page of www.edmunds.com is our First...


auaq
auaq
07-22-2011
The lower mileage I found the price were more than ten grand. The higher mileage I found the price were in the range of seven grand to nine grand regardless of the year and the model of the 5 series....


randomguy11111
randomguy11111
03-14-2003
The new 5 series is likely to be a bit more conservative than the 7 when it is unveiled. Look at that for an indication....



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