Used 1991 BMW 5 Series

1991 BMW 5 Series
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1991 Highlights

The 525i receives a new double overhead cam inline six worthy of 189 horsepower -- a big improvement over last year's 168-horse motor. Additionally, traction control is now an option on the 535i.

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Paying Tribute to my 5 Series
hb1991,06/05/2012
316k miles and still drives like a dream. This car has been in my family for 12 years and has not given me any major mechanical problems. This has been and will be the best car I will ever own. It has reliably performed throughout its service life. No bells and whistles, just a bare bones car that never acts up. I reliably changed the oil every 4k miles and did all maintenance myself. For a 21 year old car it shines up like a new penny. Beautiful, reliable, and a joy to drive. I will miss her when she's gone...ought to go to a BMW museum. What a joy.
What A Automobile
Chuck Sperry,09/28/2015
I purchased this car off the showroom Floor in October 1991. I wished I could buy a new one again! This car has been a DREAM, it currently has 281,000 miles on the original transmission and engine. I've always changed the oil every 4,000 miles and have always used Mobil 1 Syn. OH! by the way...always make sure to change all your fluids (Brake, power steering, rear end, coolant as needed. This is the year 1991 where BMW went from a timing belt to a timing chain. The M50 engine also has a large-big pusher oil pump. I might be buried in this thing..............DiD I ever get my money's worth. Learn to work on the car yourself...it's not that hard. The only thing I had to change was the ECM....there's a place in Miami that will repair ECM's for $400.00 with a lifetime warranty....besides that just regular maintanance. This vehicle doesn't burn a drop of oil. Automobile of the Century!
535im
BigDoug,02/27/2002
Awsome... when running.
E-34 --- The best kept secret !
Josh S.,03/07/2005
I've had my 525i for about a year and a half, and have no regrets about the purchase. This car feels like a "real" car. It feels safe and solid, the 2.5 straight six is adequate, and the car handles well. The 50/50 weight distribution is one reason for this. The build quality is outstanding and the design seems straightforward and no-nonsense. It looks timeless, and as a used vehicle, I think one gets a lot for their money with this car. And besides, since this car is designed to be stable at 130 m.p.h., imagine how stable it feels at 70 m.p.h.! Since I enjoy fixing my own vehicles, I consider parts availability and dealership cooperation important. My local dealer has been obliging!
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
208 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
189 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

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Used 1991 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 1991 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: 5 Series Sedan. Available styles include 525i 4dr Sedan, and 535i 4dr Sedan.

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