1994 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Fun, quality, and styling at a

1994 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

43 Total Reviews

530i Sedan (3.0L V8 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Fun, quality, and styling at a price
By S90 on


1994 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


This car has "soul" and loves to be
driven. It is rock solid and handles
beautifully, but at 75k mi., you are
going to have to pay for the fun: a
new radiator, thermostat housing, hoses
and water pump, power steering hoses
suspension bushings, struts, valve
cover gaskets, drive belt, etc. Once
you pay for all this, the car is like
new again and you just keep driving it
and enjoying it. If you don't want to
pay for maintenance, get a Japanese
sedan. If you want to enjoy the drive
to the office, get the 5er. Drive them
back to back and you will understand.

Also, be aware that the early V-8
motors (530i and 540i) had issues.
Avoid them.

Best Features

Handling, ride, overall build quality, timeless styling.

Worst Features

More durable suspension/sub-frame bushings, power seat cables that don't break. A cup holder.
Recommend (0) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.