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The 1997 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 528i 4dr Sedan, and 540i 4dr Sedan. 5 Series models are available with a 2.8 l-liter gas engine or a 4.4 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 282 hp, depending on engine type. The 1997 5 Series comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The 1997 5 Series comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Review I purchased this car used July 2007 with 150,000 miles. I love this car. The previous owner took good care of it. It's like new on the inside. If gas was cheaper I would have a million miles on it. I only have 181,000 mile. It is a joy to drive. I've only had minor issues with it, and they all are covered in other reviews. cup holder, battery dies, tie rod, and alarm system a little crazy. I will purchase at least 2 more.
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1997 bmw 5-series 528i 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/26 highway MPG
1997 bmw 5-series 540i 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 16 city MPG/22 highway MPG
What options are available on the 1997 BMW 5 Series?
Available BMW 5 Series 1997 Submodel Types: Sedan, Diesel, Hybrid, M550i xDrive, Wagon
Exterior Colors: Jet Black, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Callisto Grey Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, Bluestone Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Amethyst Gray Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic II, Orient Blue Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mojave Metallic, Tasman Green Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Deep Green Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Jatoba Metallic, Milano Beige Metallic, Platinum Bronze Metallic (Late Availability), Montreal Blue Metallic, Olivin Green Metallic, Oxford Green Metallic, Silver Gray Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Atlas Cedar Metallic, Blue Water Metallic, Cashmere Beige Metallic, Glacier Green Metallic, Mystic Blue Metallic, Platinum Bronze Metallic, Pyrite Brown Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Dakota leather, Black premium leather, Cinnamon Brown Dakota leather, Black Nappa premium leather, Beige leatherette, Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Black leatherette, Venetian Beige Dakota leather, Black SensaTec leatherette, Gray premium leather, Black Dakota w/Blue Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Cognac Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Amaro Brown Extended Merino premium leather, Cinnamon Brown leather, Canberra Beige/Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Black, Mocha Nappa w/Black premium leather, Black Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping premium leather, Natural Brown premium leather, Gray, Ivory White/Black Nappa premium leather, Venetian Beige leather, Cream Beige premium leather, Everest Gray leather, Mocha w/Black Nappa premium leather, Beige, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota leather, Everest Gray Dakota leather, Veneto Beige leatherette, Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec leatherette, Oyster and Black Dakota leather, Oyster/Black leather, Mocha Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping premium leather, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Black leather, Ivory White Nappa w/Black premium leather, Night Blue Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping leather, Ivory White w/Oyster Nappa premium leather, Silk Gray/Black Extended Merino premium leather, Venetian Beige SensaTec leatherette, Oyster and Black Nappa premium leather, Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping and Dark Coffee Dashboard premium leather, Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping premium leather, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching leather, Venetian Beige/Black SensaTec leatherette, Auburn premium leather, Beige premium leather, Individual Platinum Extended Merino premium leather, Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping and Dark Coffee Dashboard leather, Nutmeg Extended Merino premium leather, Sand, Sand Beige
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Trip Computer, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Upgraded Headlights, AWD/4WD, USB Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Navigation, Leather Seats, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Pre-collision safety system, Heads up display, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Stereo, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Mobile Internet, Adaptive Cruise Control, Cooled Seats, 360-degree camera, Rear Entertainment System